Vicki Gunvalson has been demoted to a "friend" on the Real Housewives Of Orange County. She had been the housewife with the longest tenure on the show.
MTO News spoke with a Bravo executive that confirmed that Vicki is no longer an "official" cast member.
Us Weekly was the first to speculate that Vicki was about to lose her job. Last week, the mag reported that she was not in the "official" Real Housewives of Orang County photo.
The mag explained, “Last week, the RHOC cast shot their official photos for the next season. Vicki was not included in the group cast photos and they shot multiple options."
But she's definitely going to be a part of the coming season on Bravo.
In February, Vicki and the other housewives began production on the show’s 14th season. Almost immediately, rumors began swirling that Vicki lost her spot.
Vicki has been fighting those rumors for months. At one point she addressed them directly on Twitter, saint, “Unless you hear it from me, then it’s simply a rumor. I am in negotiations.”
A short time later, Vicki confirmed she had returned to production and months after that, she told Us Weekly that she had filmed the moment she broke the news to her co-stars about her engagement to Steve Lodge for the show.
Us Weekly also reported that Vicki will appear on the RHOC season finale as her co-star Tamra Judge threw her an engagement party last night on May 17.
According to the Bravo Connoisseur Twitter page, the party will be featured on the final episode of the upcoming season.