Were the rumors right? Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson has seen better days on the hit Bravo show — because apparently she’s been demoted for season 14. The 57-year-old was reportedly not included in the annual promo photoshoot and it has all of us fans wondering how much we’ll actually see of Vicki next season.
“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,” an insider told Us Weekly, even revealing that the blonde was “on set” during the promo shoot.
Back in February, rumors started brewing that the OC OG was getting her time slashed on the show, but she adamantly denied it on Twitter. “Unless you hear it from me, then it’s simply a rumor,” she wrote at the time. “I am in negotiations.” A week later, Vic took to Instagram to confirm she was, in fact, shooting for the series, but kept the exact nature of her role this coming season under wraps.
At the time, Radar Online reported that an insider revealed Vicki was to be “demoted” to a “friend” role on the upcoming season and the blonde “took a nearly 50 percent pay cut per episode” with “no guarantee for episodes.” Yikes.
Considering she got engaged to her longtime BF, Steve Lodge, on April 25, we definitely expect to see her cling for dear life to the show next season — using her marriage as the rope. “She will, however, have getting engaged and getting married as a major part of her storyline this season,” the source dished to Radar back in February. “That was a game changer when she brought that to the table.”
Though Bravo cannot comment on casting during production, they did confirm to Us Weekly that Vicki has filmed for season 14 and participated in the promo photoshoot. Guess we’ll see it when we see it!