Real Housewives of Orange County will undergo some casting changes when it returns to Bravo next year. With the drama reaching epic proportions in Season 11, Andy Cohen isn’t sure if the ladies will ever recover. Will Vicki Gunvalson finally call it quits?
In an interview with ET Online, Cohen admitted that producers are still figuring out which cast members will be invited back next season. The Season 11 reunion just concluded and didn’t resolve any of the feuds this season, including Gunvalson’s beef with Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge.
“Yes, my ears are still kind of burning, ringing,” Cohen told the outlet. “I don’t know that they all [come back from that]. That’s what we’re figuring out now.”
Gunvalson was accused of spreading multiple rumors about her co-stars during the reunion. This includes allegations that Beador’s husband is abusive and Judge’s husband is gay. In light of her actions, Cohen admitted that Gunvalson’s future on the show is “another interesting question.”
According to Daily Mail, Gunvalson’s feud with Beador reached an all-time low during the reunion. At one point, the OG Housewife demanded that Beador exit the show after she was forced to confront more allegations about her involvement in Brooks Ayers’ cancer scam.
“The problem was, I was at a place where I was really busy and I didn’t spend a lot of time with Brooks when he was doing all his stuff,” Gunvalson told her co-stars. “I hate using his name and I don’t want to use his name. I was made a fool of through it, and I believed him.”
When Gunvalson finally admitted that Ayers is “a bad guy,” Heather Dubrow questioned her previous comments that she wanted to be with Ayers in heaven. “I really, sincerely learned a lot from him. It wasn’t all bad but it ended horribly,” Gunvalson admitted. “There was a point in time where I really felt he had my back and he really was a great guy.”
Despite Gunvalson’s defense, Beador refused to let up. She even hinted that Gunvalson knew about Ayers’ lies and continued to support him. Gunvalson finally had enough and slammed Beador for pressing the issue.
“You’re wrong. I’m not talking about it anymore, but you’re wrong. That is not true that I lied on a cancer scam? Don’t go there,” Gunvalson said. “Oh my God are we ever going to get off Brooks?”
When Beador refused to let up, Vicki Gunvalson fired back, “You don’t like me? Get off my show.”
Given all the drama surrounding Gunvalson this season, she later admitted that she’s been keeping her distance from everyone. Unfortunately, the off-season hasn’t made life any easier for Gunvalson.
Radar Online is reporting that Gunvalson and her new boyfriend, Steve Lodge, are still recovering after his loss in the election for Anaheim’s City Council. Lodge experienced a dip in the polls following claims that he scammed voters. He eventually lost to Denise Barnes.
Back in 2012, Lodge faced similar criticism when he tried to get his name on the ballot as “Steve Chavez Lodge.” His opponents claimed that using a fake middle name was a tactic to appeal to a wider range of voters.
Meanwhile, Us Magazine reports that Gunvalson is also trying to get Judge fired. The reality star is teaming up with newcomer Kelly Dodd to convince producers that Judge should be let go. Their efforts, however, are not working.
“The more Housewives dislike someone, the more producers want to keep them,” an inside source shared.
Vicki Gunvalson has not commented on her future on the Real Housewives of Orange County, which is expected to return to Bravo sometime in 2017.
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