"I am proud to be the 'OG of the OC,'" the newly engaged businesswoman says.
The "OG of the OC" is breaking her silence following the bombshell news she's been demoted to a friend role on "The Real Housewives of Orange County."
But the newly engaged businesswoman isn't letting the demotion bring her down! In fact, she shared a super positive message about the show on Instagram, urging her fans to tune in to the Season 14 premiere later this summer.
"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,'" Vicki captioned some photos from the cast's promo shoot.
"I am back again this season, right in the middle of the action, in a different role," she continued. "I hope you have as much fun watching the show as I did living it in front of the cameras. Stay tuned to Bravo August 6th for more of the Tres Amigas."
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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 in a different role. I hope you have as much fun watching the show as I did living it in front of the cameras. Stay tuned to Bravo August 6th for more of the Tres Amigas.
Andy Cohen commented on the post, writing, "Vicki you ARE the OC. Here's to another 14 years... #OGofOC." Tamra Judge added, "We wont let you leave...ever." In a shadier response to the situation, Kelly Dodd replied to a fan on her own page who said the show would "fail" without Vicki by writing, "I bet you this year's ratings will surpass her last 3 years!! Guaranteed!!!"
But just because she's taking a back seat to the other women doesn't mean Vicki isn't still very much a part of the drama. In the newly released trailer, Kelly calls her a "con woman" and a "crook," while Bravo's press release for the season notes Vicki "finds herself in the hot seat once again after hopping on the rumor mill train."
Sounds like Vicki is taking the news a whole lot better than her fans are! Take a look at some of the most intense reactions below.
Season 14 of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" premieres Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
Since @Bravotv have clearly lost their minds, I decided to give us all the cast we REALLY want with our OG queen @vgunvalson front & center. How can you demote the woman who started it all? Let’s get Vicki’s 🍊 back for next season by using the hashtag #JusticeForVicki. 😻 #RHOC pic.twitter.com/LQPxZgZ5Uw— Reed (@ReedwiththeRead) July 3, 2019
Inviting Emily back and demoting Vicki to friend-of while copying RHONY storylines (arrest, housewife-on-housewife smooching, etc.). Yeah, once again, they got nothing: https://t.co/vZ13PRIxng— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) July 2, 2019
Vicki Gunvalson being a “friend of” this season changes the rules and now truly anything can happen in the Housewives universe!— Brendan Davis (@notbrendan) July 2, 2019
Vicki Gunvalson being demoted to “friend” of the housewives. pic.twitter.com/2FHOWEmFyV— Joe Hass (@joehass) July 2, 2019
Vicki IS housewives.She mothers on camera. She works on camera. She got divorced on camera. She got conned on camera. Her entire time on this show has been unfiltered & unscripted. She started this franchise & a year of demotion to get her back in the mix isn't stopping her #RHOC pic.twitter.com/XuwsSPhClb— Liz's #1 stan 😍 (@mattymonsterz) July 2, 2019
This is quite possibly the most basic and weak cast we’ve EVER had across all franchises🤧🤮 @Andy and @BravoTV are running housewives into the ground! Where the f*ck is Vicki?! #RHOC pic.twitter.com/nt4UFtnxsM— Tom👄 (@messyasstom) July 2, 2019
VICKI GUNVALSON DID NOT FUND A CON MAN’S DENTURES TO BE TREATED LIKE THIS!!!!! pic.twitter.com/b41YgRE3E6— Christian Snow (@_christiansnow) July 2, 2019
Excited to spend this whole party telling anyone who will listen how conflicted I feel about Vicki being demoted on RHOC.— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) July 2, 2019
Vicki is denoted pic.twitter.com/96Q5dWetuV— Senior Mama (@mama_senior) July 2, 2019
It’s a sad day when you realize that every time Vicki Gunvalson appears on camera in the upcoming season of #RHOC her lower third will read:— Matt Paisley (@mattpaisley) July 2, 2019
So they really demoted Vicki G from The Real Housewives? I mean, I don’t know how they are going to continue the show without her crazy ass. The other girls rn: pic.twitter.com/olqwyXcRu0— Realizashun (@Squidwardsnose8) July 2, 2019
Vicki Gunvalson being demoted to “friend of” the housewives is like Carmelo Anthony not getting picked up in his free agency. pic.twitter.com/QGyzLzyd21— Aaron Apolonio (@AaronApolonio) July 2, 2019
#RHOC I’m going to say it... Emily should be the friend and Vicki should have her orange. That’s all— Hello, Housewife🍷 (@doseofhousewife) July 2, 2019
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