Not letting it get her down — anymore! Vicki Gunvalson wasn’t offered an orange for The Real Housewives of Orange County season 17 — but the reality star is still thrilled for her friend Tamra Judge’s return.
“Of course I’m excited for her. I would be a bad friend if I wasn’t,” Gunvalson, 60, said during an appearance on E!’s Daily PopThursday, August 18. “Yes, I have FOMO [fear of missing out]. I’m like any other woman that would be feeling that way.”
The Coto Insurance founder, who was on the series between 2006 and 2019, recalled experiencing many emotions when she heard the news. “It’s been three or four weeks later that [Tamra] called me and told me she’s going back on,” she added. “The main thing I did was cry. I didn’t get the call [to come back].”
Gunvalson’s goal is to reunited with Judge, 54, during season 2 of The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls TripIt was a highlight of my career.
“Tamra and I had our nightly recaps in the bed every night, for at least an hour to three hours, and of course, they can’t show that, because it would be too boring and long, but that was really our reset time, [we] talked about the day, we talked about other girls — who we liked, who we didn’t like,” she shared.
Gunvalson’s comments come one month after Judge confirmed she would be returning to RHOCas a cast member. “The judge is back, and drama is in session,” she said while taking an orange off a shelf on Andy Cohen Live: See What Happens.
The Vena CBD founder was once a cast member. RHOCFrom season 3 to season 14 The show’s third season was completed by season 14.
Judge was a celebrity before her official return was announced. Jill ZarinThe cast shake-up was hinted at.
“Tamra’s coming back, and you know, my friend Vicki’s not happy,” the RHONYIn July, the 58-year old alum shared her story in a now-deleted Instagram Live Video. In response, Judge replied, “Go f–k yourself @JillZarin! You thirsty bitch!”
Judge later elaborated on her own social media account, saying via Instagram Story, “Hey guys, I have a big announcement. Jill is the thirstiest bitch I’ve ever met.”
Zarin, on the other hand, tried to clarify her statements amid the online dispute. “I just have to straighten something out. This morning I was on my way to the event and I use the expression often, ‘breaking news,’ but it doesn’t mean that there’s anything breaking that wasn’t broken to me,” she explained on Instagram. “I had read online that Vicki was not coming back and Tamra was — and I said that. I just repeated what had been said. I don’t have any inside information. Bravo does not talk to me. I know nothing. I just repeated the news that was already printed.”