The new trailer for The Real Housewives of Orange County revealed Tuesday that season 14 will air with out Vicki Gunvalson as the principle Housewife. Vicki has been a featured participant for the reason that present’s sequence premiere in 2006, however the “OG of the OC” seems to have lastly misplaced her orange.

Vicki’s lessened function shall be downgraded from the principle solid to “friend of the Housewives.” Co-stars Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Kelly Dodd, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson nonetheless command prime billing, together with newcomer Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Vicki’s diminished involvement might come as a shock to some, however rumors have endured about her demotion amongst followers for a lot of months.

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In Bravo’s solid portrait for season 14 , the absence of Vicki has lastly put reality to the rumors. Not one to maintain mum concerning the challenge, the tv character took to Instagram, writing a heartfelt put up that indicated she harbored no exhausting emotions about her smaller share of display time, writing: “For the past 14 years I’ve opened up my life, my loves, my ups and downs on The Real Housewives of Orange County and I am proud to be the ‘OG of the OC.’ I am back again this season right in the middle of the action, and I hope you have as much fun watching the show as I did living it in front of the cameras.” Despite Vicki’s demotion, the trailer itself shows fairly a little bit of the fun-loving housewife, together with a knock-down, drag-out combat between her and Tamra. Check out the put up under:


While Vicki seemingly holds no sick will about her function on the present, her present destiny was apparently a clearly telegraphed warning by Bravo. Back in April, there have been rumors that the OC housewife would face repercussions if she didn’t present a greater storyline for the upcoming season. The supply alleged that Bravo executives had been hoping that Vicki would get engaged on the finish of the season, and her failure to take action would seal her future as a part-time housewife. On April 26, she introduced on Instagram that she and Steve had gotten engaged, spurring hypothesis that Vicki had secured her full-time spot, and had solely achieved so as a result of she promised an engagement. Prior to that, the solid had already begun filming with out her. Even so, it’s nonetheless probably that subsequent season will finish with Vicki and Steve’s engagement social gathering. Pictures on social media confirmed that each one the housewives had been in attendance.

Vicki’s engagement actually threw followers off the path, because the prevailing assumption that she was assured a full-time spot was crushed by the brand new solid image and trailer. It shall be unusual to now not see the Real Housewives of Orange County mainstay within the opening credit, together with her newest tagline being “The enjoyable bus is leaving, and this time I’m within the driver’s seat.” It appears to followers she nearly foreshadowed her destiny together with her season 13 tagline, nonetheless followers imagine it is not in Vicki’s nature to be using backseat. A veteran actuality star like her didn’t get that approach by slumping within the nook in defeat. She could also be down, however she’s not out.

The Real Housewives of Orange County premieres August 6 at 9 pm EST on Bravo.

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Source: Bravo, Vicki Gunvalson