Vicki Gunvalson is the last remaining original housewife and she has no plans to leave the Real Housewives of Orange County. Vicki gave an exclusive interview to US Weekly and caught us up on what is going on in her life.
The most shocking news from the interview is that Bravo threatened to demote her if she refused to continue filming with Brooks Ayers. Vicki and Brooks are back together and she has been supporting him through his fight with cancer. The Real Housewives of Orange County, perhaps more than any other franchise love a controversial partner. In fact, Shannon Beador’s husband is pretty much the most laid back male on the show. All of the others are pretty polarizing. Frankly, I’ve always liked Brooks. He’s a good ole Mississippi boy that I think is often misunderstood by the Orange Country crowd.
Vicki tells US, “It’s really frightening bringing back Brooks into my life publicly. But Bravo, basically put the gauntlet down and said, ‘If you don’t film with Brooks, then we are reducing your role.’ And I was like, ‘Oh no! You did not just say that!’ ” You don’t make Vicki Gunvalson an FOH, Bravo!
Vicki’s reluctance is surely in part do to his fight with cancer. Brooks says his cancer has brought them closer together . Brooks says, “Yes, we are exclusive, we are dating, we are together.” Vicki confirmed. “It’s official.”
As far as Vicki’s friendships with the other ladies, she says she has grown very close to Shannon who has been very support of both Vicki and Brooks during his health scare. She also mention she is still friendly with Heather. She has not spoken to Tamra since the reunion despite the fact the two live on the same block.
When asked is she is growing tired of the show Vicki responded, “I am not going to throw in the towel on the Housewife franchise. I will be in a walker with my botox and my false eyelashes. I mean, at the end of the day, they’re going to have to kill me off!”
Be careful, Vicki. At the rate Bravo is going, they may just do that!
What do you think about Bravo forcing her to film with Brooks? Do you think she should have said no?