February 6, 2020
'RHOC' Star Vicki Gunvalson Shoots Down Report Claiming She's Banned From Returning To Television

Vicki Gunvalson is shooting down a recent report that alleged her and Tamra Judge's Bravo contract prevented them from appearing on television for a year.

On Twitter, after seeing Radar Online's report that stated she and Judge were supposedly unable to appear on any television shows for 12 months due to their past contracts with Bravo, Gunvalson slammed the report as false.

"Lies," Gunvalson wrote in a February 6 tweet.

On February 5, an insider told Radar Online that Gunvalson and Judge were locked into an iron-clad contract with Bravo for the next year that keeps them from starring in any other shows after their departures from The Real Housewives of Orange County in January.

"They will have to get special permission to film any other television shows for the next year," the source alleged.

As fans of The Real Housewives of Orange County likely saw, Gunvalson was first to confirm she would not be seen on the upcoming 15th season of the reality series in January with a post to her fans and followers on Instagram. In a statement, Gunvalson said that while she will always be "the OG of the OC," it was time for her to say goodbye to the show.

Gunvalson also told her online audience that she had an incredible time with Bravo over the past 14 years before thanking them for their ongoing love and support.

One day after Gunvalson's announcement was shared, her longtime friend and co-star Judge made a similar announcement on Instagram.

"It's been a wild 12 years. But it's time for me to move on. Im sad to go but very excited about my future. Love you guys," Judge wrote.

According to the Radar Online report, per The Inquisitr, Judge was offered a three-episode arc to return to The Real Housewives of Orange County for Season 15, but she didn't want to take the demotion.

"Bravo bosses wanted Tamra to be a bridge from the old cast to the new in season 15 and she refused," a source explained.

One year before Judge was offered the reduced role, Gunvalson took the demoted role she was offered for Season 14, after starring on the first 13 seasons full-time. However, after filming on the 14th season wrapped, she made it clear that she was not open to anything aside from a full-time position if she was to return for Season 15. It is rumored that she was not offered to come back in a full-time position, which is why she left the show for good.