“Real Housewives of Orange Country” star Vicki Gunvalson isn’t sure what her future on the Bravo franchise is after being demoted.
Speaking openly about the downgrade to “friend” on Jerry O’Connell‘s new show, “Jerry O,” the 57-year-old revealed she’s not sure if she’ll ever hold the orange again.
Revealing she talked to Andy Cohen the night before her interview and asked, “What do I say?” she claims he responded with some inspirational words.
“He said, ‘You know what, nobody has ever lasted 14 years on a reality show, be happy and proud of that.’ And I’m still in,” she assured the crowd.
As The Blast reported, fans were shocked when it was announced the OG wouldn’t be front and center holding her orange. In fact, she wasn’t holding a piece of the fruit at all.
Despite the demotion, Gunvalson isn’t giving up hope she’ll regain the thrown.
“Our producer Scott Dunlap said, ‘Unless they kick you off the horse, don’t voluntarily get off the horse.’ So, I’m still on the horse. I’m still on the pony!” the Bravo star said, before revealing, “I don’t know what my future is, but I’m having fun and they’re my friends.”
Gunvalson’s words are much too real for her Tres Amigos, Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador, who were there to lend their support.
“She’ll always be the OG,” Beador told the crowd.
Gunvalson then got teary-eyed as she spoke from her heart and described her appreciation for the Bravo franchise.
“I have a very much love for my franchise. A love for what I’ve created,” she stated before getting interrupted by Judge.
“And a love for the cast,” she interjected, to which Gunvalson replied, “I do we’ve been through hell and back. Not all the cast but truthfully, it’s our reality and it’s what my life has gone through over the last 14 years. You know it’s been some bumpiness.”
As The Blast reported, Gunvalson’s demotion to “friend” came as a surprise to loyal fans.
She put a statement out the day the season 14 cast photo came out, writing, “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,” she wrote. “I hope you have as much fun watching the show as I did living it in front of the cameras.”
She won’t be sitting on her behind for too long.
While she’s still very much apart of “RHOC,” Gunvalson claims she’s also working on a reality show with Judge and Beador.