The Real Housewives Of Orange County is missing a familiar cemented face.
On Tuesday, the network released the promo and trailer for season 14, revealing that Vicki Gunvalson will not be a main Housewife for the first time since the series premiered in 2006. Instead, she’s been demoted as a “Friend of the Housewives” role and will appear less frequently.
New housewife Braunwyn Windham-Burke, 41, joins Tamra Judge, 51, Shannon Beador, 55, Kelly Dodd, 42, Gina Kirschenheiter, 35, and Emily Simpson, 43, for the new season.
Vicki, 57, addressed her absence head-on with an Instagram post expressing her gratitude for the reality show.
“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, and I hope you have as much fun watching the show as I did living it in front of th
e cameras. Stay tuned to Bravo August 6th.”
It’s not the first time a Housewife has been given a reduced role: original Real Housewives Of New York star Luann de Lesseps was demoted for season 6 before returning as a main cast member, and Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Porsha Williams had a year-long stint as a ‘friend’ during season 7 for assaulting Kenya Moore before being rewarded and given full time status for the next season.
The Real Housewives Of Orange County premieres on the 6th Aug at 9/8c on bravo.
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Source: People Magazine
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