Vicki Gunvalson hasn’t taken well her exit from The Real Housewives of Orange County. The OG of the OC served as a housewife for 15 years and had been with the show since the start. Following the announcement she was leaving the Bravo show, Gunvalson made some claims against Andy Cohen. How did Gunvalson and Cohen’s relationship end?
When a Gunvalson fan said that Cohen didn’t have her back during the reunion, the former housewife agreed with the analysis.
“No, he didn’t,” Gunvalson replied. “Very telling to say the least. Shouldn’t have stayed as long as I did.”
The insurance maven had been upset with Cohen and the RHOC production for not respecting her as a housewife. Since she was a “friend,” Gunvalson did not stay for the whole reunion and was asked to leave.
“I was very, very sad, very emotional and very sad,” Gunvalson told OK! Magazine. “I was told I was going to stay the whole reunion and you’ll see what happens. It was not good.”
Gunvalson felt that she was being disrespected and it wasn’t fair being a housewife for that long.
“I felt very disrespected and I don’t deserve that,” she added. “I give Bravo my life, all of my life, and I don’t fake my reality. My reality is crazy. On other casts, women have created storylines. I don’t create that. My life is my life, either you want it or you don’t.”
Gunvalson wanted the production to have the courtesy of being “notified ahead of time. They lied to me, basically. They lied to me.”
Andy Cohen gives an update
After Gunvalson made her feelings public, Cohen reacted to her feelings.
“She and I have been texting and going back and forth so I think we’re OK,” Cohen told Us Weekly. “She and I have had every permutation of every conversation that you can imagine, so you know her feelings are her feelings.”
There appears to be no love lost from Cohen’s part. The Bravo producer even shared a post about Gunvalson when she announced her departure from the franchise.
“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 admires that Gunvalson always showed herself how she was right from the very start.
“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..).”
Season 15 of RHOC is expected to start production soon. No airdate has been confirmed but the Orange County-set franchise usually airs in the summer.