Andy Cohen also presses Vicki about her relationship with Steve Lodge, who her co-stars seem to think is with her for her money.
Facts are facts: "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Vicki Gunvalson is the original Housewife of the original franchise, but "Real Housewives of New York" OG cast member Ramona Singer feels she and her show are responsible for putting "Bravo on the map."
"Oh, no she just didn't! I gotta adjust my crown. Oh, no she just didn't! Sorry. I started it 14 years ago," Vicki said as the audience cheered. "My show."
"I said, 'Orange County started the whole franchise,'" Kelly explained. "And she said, 'No, it didn't. New York did.' She was adamant about it! She said we were going under and that she started it on the map and that everyone else sucked."
"She's wrong! Orange County started it all," Andy said, agreeing to call up Ramona right then and there to set the record straight.
When Andy brought up the point of contention, Ramona said, "No, I said we put Bravo on the map. No one knew about Orange County. New York City put everything on the map. In fact, you know who told me that? It was our second season, and his name was Bond. Like James Bond. He said, 'Thank you for the Housewives show.' We put Bravo on the map! Housewives of New York City, okay? That's what he told me! He was like the head person. Somebody Bond. Like James Bond."
Andy was speechless.
But back to Monday's show with Queen Gunvalson.
A caller asked Vicki if after seeing herself on this season of "RHOC" she felt she came across to viewers as "a little bit desperate on TV."
"Desperate for what?" Vicki asked.
Andy, clutching his drink, chimed in happily. "Do you feel like you look like you're too into Steve Lodge?" he asked.
"I am into him," Vicki replied. "I love him. Absolutely I'm into him. Absolutely. I mean, why would you be with somebody if you're not into them? Right? I'm into him."
Andy chuckled and asked if she felt marriage was in their future.
"I don't know! We're not in a rush," she replied.
"You seem like you might be," Andy quipped.
"We talk about it a lot," Vicki said. "Him and I talk about it a lot. We're not in a rush to walk down the aisle; I'm in a rush to know if we're gonna be committed for a very long time or not. To me, if he wakes up one day and says, 'You're not all that and a bag of chips,' I'm out."
"He has been married how many times?" Andy asked, to which Vicki replied, "Three."
"Okay. You've been married twice," he said. "Okay. Alright."
"We just wanna make sure we don't ever get divorced," Vicki said. "His last marriage was just a couple years. It's like a big deal at my age."
It was obvious Andy was holding something back, and eventually, he bluntly asked Vicki if she felt there was something about her life that Steve was "amused by." (Reminder: Tamra Judge and Kelly Dodd have made references to Steve's potential interest in Vicki's money numerous times on the show.)
Vicki sort of answered Andy's question, saying, "Of course. Anybody that's with me has to enjoy my life. It's very busy. It's very full. We are going all the time. Of course. I mean. we've been together almost three years. If he didn't like it, he wouldn't be there. There's a lot of women that want Steve Lodge, but I got him."
"I just need somebody to love on me, be faithful and fill up my love tank," she added.
Coincidentally, Andy asked "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes what she thought of Vicki's relationship when she stopped by his show the night before. NeNe said she had hung out with Vicki while the two were in town for "WWHL."
"How was that? What did you think of she and Steve Lodge?" Andy asked.
NeNe let out a nervous laugh and said, "I don't know!" as she slapped Andy's knee.
"NeNe, what did you think? Were they lovey-dovey with each other?" Andy pressed his guest.
"No, they were not," NeNe replied, adding that they were at a club, so she wasn't "checking her out like that."
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