‘RHOC’: Why Andy Cohen Told Vicki Gunvalson to Be Happy After Demotion

Vicki Gunvalson was demoted from a full cast member on Real Housewives of Orange County (RHOC) to a “friend.” She hasn’t said much about the change until now. Find out what Andy Cohen told her to say about it and more.

Vicki Gunvalson was demoted to a friend on RHOC

The reality star was the last original star standing on RHOC. That all changed with her getting demoted to a “friend” for season 14.

Radar Online reported that she was demoted because she didn’t have a story for the new season. “When you added that on top of the cocaine drama with Kelly [Dodd], it was just her time to go,” a source said.

The news didn’t get out until the official photos and trailer for the season were released. Gunvalson posted her own photo on Instagram and wrote about the change in the caption.

“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 in a different role. I hope you have as much fun watching the show as I did living it in front of the cameras. Stay tuned to Bravo August 6th for more of the Tres Amigas,” read the caption.

Kelly Dodd called her ‘desperate’

Things are still not going well with Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd. She claimed she was “desperate” to get her position on the show back.

“She chases me around Tamra’s house,” she teased to Entertainment Tonight. “I don’t want to give her any of my time or energy, because I can’t control Vicki. I can only control myself. Even though she just knows how to poke the bear. So, I really don’t want to give her the time of day … I just want her to leave me alone.”

Dodd also said, “She wants to be a part of the group. She’s kind of like an outcast. Nobody really wants to deal with her, and if she makes things right with me, everybody will be more apt to get her back into the groove.”

Andy Cohen told her to be happy and proud

Andy Cohen and Vicki Gunvalson
Andy Cohen and Vicki Gunvalson | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

It took some time before Gunvalson addressed her new position on the show. She said she turned to Andy Cohen for help.

“I talked to [Andy Cohen] last night, because I said, ‘What do I say?’ He said, ‘You know what, nobody has ever lasted 14 years on a reality show, be happy and proud of that.’ And I’m still in,” Gunvalson said on Jerry O’.

“Our producer Scott Dunlap said, ‘Unless they kick you off the horse, don’t voluntarily get off the horse.’ So, I’m still on the horse. I’m still on the pony! I don’t know what my future is, but I’m having fun and they’re my friends,” she said.

It should be interesting for fans to see what Gunvalson will do in her new role and if she’ll get her position back in the future.