Vicki Gunvalson Is Not the Only OG Housewife Who Would Like Their Own Spin-Off
It has only been a few weeks since Vicki Gunvalson announced her exit from the Real Housewives of Orange County, yet the OG of the OC is already angling for a spin-off. Taking to social media, Gunvalson admitted that she would love to star in her own reality series. It seems unlikely that Bravo will give Gunvalson her own show after not inviting her back to RHOC, but she is hardly the first OG Housewife who has wanted their own spin-off.
Vicki Gunvalson says goodbye to ‘RHOC’
Gunvalson’s future on RHOC was in jeopardy the moment producers demoted her to a friend in season 14. Although Gunvalson still managed to stir up a lot of drama as a part-timer, she was very vocal about only returning if she got her orange back.
Following a dramatic season 14 reunion, Bravo apparently decided to go in a different direction.
After failing to secure a spot as a full-time cast member, Gunvalson announced her exit from the popular reality show on social media. Taking to Instagram, Gunvalson confirmed that she will no longer be a part of the series and thanked fans for their ongoing support.
“I will always be the OG of the OC, but it’s time to say goodbye to The Real Housewives of Orange County. 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. I’ve been working on new projects that will be exciting, empowering and inspirational,” Gunvalson shared.
Shortly after Vicki Gunvalson’s announcement, RHOC star Tamra Judge also confirmed that she will no longer be a part of the series. Bravo has not announced a cast list for season 15, but the show will definitely not be the same without Gunvalson and Judge.
Gunvalson admits she wants a spin-off
Gunvalson’s time on the RHOC is over, but it sounds like she is open to returning to the world of reality TV in the near future.
The OG of the OC recently shared a photo of herself posing with her son, Michael Wolfsmith, when a fan asked her about the possibility of her launching a spin-off. In response, Gunvalson confessed that she would “love to” do a spin-off.
Vicki Gunvalson then tagged Bravo’s Andy Cohen and the company that produces RHOC, Evolution USA. The network did not say anything in return, but the move was clearly meant to get their attention.
If Gunvalson got her own spin-off, she would certainly have enough material to keep things interesting. The former RHOC star recently got engaged to Steve Lodge. The two are expected to tie the knot at some point this year, and there is no doubt fans would love seeing them plan for their upcoming wedding.
Who else has wanted their own ‘Real Housewives’ spin-off?
Following Vicki Gunvalson’s comment about a spin-off, a fan pointed out that Bravo gave Kim Zolciak her own show after her exit from the Real Housewives of Atlanta. The series, Don’t Be Tardy, was the first RHOA spin-off and is now in its 7th season.
A source revealed that Burruss is nervous about her future on the show and wants to secure a spin-off before she gets the boot.
“She is worried that her time on RHOA is coming to an end,” a source dished. “Kandi wants to stay on TV, and she thinks her own family drama is something that viewers would want to see.”
The insider added that Burruss is pitching a show about her businesses and expanding family. She has not confirmed the rumors, however, so we’ll have to wait and see how that one shapes up.
What about Vicki Gunvalson’s contract stipulations?
While Gunvalson clearly has plans to star in her own reality series, an inside source claims that her contract with Bravo might prevent that.
Gunvalson and Judge reportedly have a non-compete clause in their agreement with Bravo that prevents them from starring in a reality show up to a year after leaving RHOC. Bravo would obviously give Gunvalson permission if they granted her a spin-off, but they probably wouldn’t be as generous if she went with another network.
After reading the reports about her contract, Gunvalson wrote that the rumors are all “lies” on Twitter, which suggests that she might be free to work on her own.
Bravo has not said anything about granting Gunvalson her own spin-off in the near future. Vicki Gunvalson was a part of the RHOC since the very beginning, and season 14 was the first time she lost her orange.