‘RHOC’: Andy Cohen Pens Farewell Note to Vicki Gunvalson After ‘Housewives’ Exit

by Jeremy Spirogis
Andy Cohen and Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki Gunvalson introduced she was exiting The Real Housewives of Orange Countyafter 14 years. The OG of the OC is not going to be showing on the Bravo present anymore following a yr after she was demoted to a friend. Gunvalson had already threatened to depart the collection if she was not given an orange for season 15. As the insurance coverage maven broke the information to her followers, Andy Cohen penned a farewell observe to Gunvalson.

Andy Cohen and Vicki Gunvalson
Andy Cohen and Vicki Gunvalson | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images

“I remember the first reunion I did with Vicki Gunvalson. Occasionally our eyes would meet as I grilled the other women, and she would wink at me optimistically and effervescently as both of her deep dimples shone,” Cohen wrote on Instagram. “She kept winking at me Year after year, and it always made my heart smile. Vicki is an original, who remained her authentic self from her Family Van-freakout through her last reunion.”

Cohen shared the heart-felt phrases on Instagram together with a photograph from the previous.

“It’s so hard to remain exactly who you are after being on television for so long, but Vicki is one of a kind,” he added. “Thank you for everything, Vicki Gunvalson – what a ride. And it’s not over. (This pic is actually from the Season 3 Reunion, and I always really liked it..).”

Vicki Gunvalson confirms she’s leaving ‘RHOC’

Gunvalson stunned followers when she posted on Instagram that she was leaving RHOC, one thing that was being speculated for weeks.

“I’ll all the time be the OG of the OC, but it surely’s time to say goodbye to The Real Housewives of Orange County,” Gunvalson wrote on Instagram. “It’s been an incredible ride for 14 years and I want [to] thank all of you for your support, for your love and for ‘whooping it up’ with me along the way.”

The actuality star additionally shared that followers would be capable to take heed to her quickly in a podcast she’s releasing within the coming months.

“I’ve been working on new projects that will be exciting, empowering and inspirational,” she continued. “My podcast with Westwood One can be launching quickly and I’ll have way more to say about this on Whoop it up with Vicki. I hope you’ll be a part of me on my new journey, so please keep tuned. I really like all my followers, and I need to thank Bravo and Evolution for this unimaginable expertise which my household and I’ve will always remember.”

Vicki Gunvalson felt disrespected

Gunvalson had been demoted to a “friend of” function for season 14. The TV character felt disrespected as she felt she had given rather a lot to the present and the community over time.

“First of all, when they told me I was going to have a reduced role, I said, ‘I’m never a Friend. I started this franchise. I’m never going to be a Friend.’ They said, ‘We’ll never use those words.’ And they’ve been using those words,” Gunvalson advised Entertainment Tonight. “I will never come back part-time. I’m either all in or all out. I’m not a part-time girl.”

Production for season 15 of RHOC has reportedly already begun and extra modifications are coming quickly.

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