Out of any of the Real Housewives franchises, Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson has stood the test of time as the longest Housewife. While there are always rumors regarding casting for upcoming seasons of Housewives, a MAJOR rumor has sprouted up regarding Gunvalson’s status on the upcoming 14th season of the show. And, to add fuel to the fire, certain Bravo-lebrities have also piped in on the rumor.
This week on his radio show, Flipping Out star Jeff Lewis, who recently revealed his separation from Gage Edwards, claimed that a source close to The Real Housewives of Orange County confirmed to him that Gunvalson had been demoted from full time Housewife to a “friend of” for season 14.
During the broadcast, Kelly Dodd– one of the Real Housewives of Orange County stars who has had some major issues with Gunvalson since the last season- called into the show. When Lewis claimed he was “glad” that Gunvalson was demoted, Dodd seemingly confirmed the news by saying “Obviously I am too.”
Dodd also went on to comment on Gunvalson’s salary, noting, “If I were NBC Universal or the higher-ups at Bravo, I would cut the bottom line. I wouldn’t be paying that b**ch that much money. When it comes down to it, she’s not worth that much.”
As for who Lewis’s source was for the information, he wouldn’t reveal much, though he did note it wasn’t Dodd, stating, “Kelly did not reach out to me with this information. I heard this information and then reached out to Kelly and asked Kelly.”
“You heard it from one of my co-workers,” Dodd piped in with saying. “We won’t name names.”
Yesterday, Gunvalson took to Twitter to comment on the rumors regarding her demotion, tweeting, “Unless you hear it from me, then it’s simply a rumor. I am in negotiations.”
Only time will tell what happens to Gunvalson in terms of her status for the upcoming season, but it will be interesting to see if “the OG of the OC” is not a prominent feature in the series moving forward.
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