The OG of the OC was not in good shape.
Vicki Gunvalson confessed in a new interview that she was disappointed about her closest friend Tamra Judge’s comeback for Season 17 of “The Real Housewives of Orange County.”
“I felt envious and angry,” the 60-year-old Bravolebrity told Us Weekly on Tuesday.
“I expected the telephone to ring for me. Hello, Andy Cohen, you are not calling me!”
Gunvalson, who was an original cast member when the show debuted in 2006, has now accepted Judge’s return.
“I’m extremely delighted for her,” said the founder of Coto Insurance, adding that Judge, 55, “truly wanted it more” than she did. “She makes for good television.”
Tamra Judge’s return on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” caused Vicki Gunvalson to feel “jealous.”
Judge, who started Season 3 of “RHOC” in 2007, gave up her orange following Season 14 of 2019. In 2018, Gunvalson lost her full-time employment on the reality show after 13 consecutive seasons.
In August, Gunvalson stated on E’Daily !’s Pop’ that it was very tough for her to accept Bravo’s decision to bring back Judge instead of her.
“I immediately began to cry,” she claimed at the time, adding that she asked herself, “What does [Judge] have that I don’t?”
Gunvalson and Judge met onscreen for the July finale of Peacock’s “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Ex-Wives Club.”
Gunvalson and Judge, pictured above with Brandi Glanville at BravoCon 2022, reunited on-screen for Peacock’s “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Ex-Wives Club.”
“Tamra is eager to return to the show, especially after experiencing the adoration of fans after her time on ‘Ultimate Girls Trip,'” a source revealed at the time.
Months later, Gunvalson was sighted filming sequences with Judge and their mutual friend Shannon Beador, fueling rumors that she was rehired.
This year, Gunvalson was spotted filming scenes for Season 17 of “RHOC” alongside Judge and their common friend Shannon Beador.
Nonetheless, Gunvalson clarified her presence in Season 17 during an October interview with Page Six at BravoCon.
“I was not cast as a full-time ‘Housewife’ or even a ‘friend of’ on the show. It was enjoyable to film a scene with Tamra and Shannon, and I miss filmmaking. She described her “Housewife” status as “nothing more”
Despite the fact that her departure appears to have caused a gap between the Tres Amigas, Gunvalson said that her friendships with Beador, 58, and Judge are stronger than ever.
“We’re good! We are all OK. “This morning I was in Tamra’s room, and last night I went out with Shannon,” she revealed at the three-day fan event in New York City. So everything is in order. Everything has gone smoothly.”
Bravo has not yet announced a launch date for Season 17 of “The Real Housewives of Orange County.”