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It's official! After 14 seasons, Vicki Gunvalson has announced she will not be returning to the 'RHOC' in any capacity. A few weeks ago, RADAR Online announced only Shannon Storms Beador, Tamra Judge, Emily Simpson, Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke had been offered contracts to return for season 15. Gina Kirschenheiter was still awaiting her return letter and Gunvalson, the self-proclaimed 'OG of the OC' was still looking at being a "friend of," once again. She had made it very clear she would not come back if she was not offered full-time status. Just a few days after the RADAR article, Bravo's own Andy Cohen said no offers had even been made yet. Welp, looks like the offers have gone out and Gunvalson was not happy. In an Instagram statement, she wrote, below her original housewives head shot:
"I will always be the OG of the OC but it's time to say goodbye to The Real Housewives of Orange County. It's been an incredible ride for 14 years and I want to thank all of you for your support, for your love and for "whooping it up" with me along the way. I've been working on new projects that will be exciting, empowering and inspirational. My podcast with Westwood One will be launching soon and I will have much more to say about this on "Whoop it up with Vicki". I hope you will join me with my new journey so please stay tuned. I love all my fans, and I want to thank Bravo and Evolution for this incredible experience which my family and I have will never forget. #bravo #rhoc #whoopitupwithvicki @westwoodone @bravo @whoopitupwithvicki”
And there you have it. She is now gone and many fans seem saddened by this whereas others on social media were calling for the firing of her, Judge, and Beador during all of last season. She was a part of a cancer scam with ex-boyfriend, Brooks Ayers and has had less than positive behavior, often being judgmental. However, many liked the drama and entertainment she brought with her. Last season, she got engaged to boyfriend, Steve Lodge so maybe she was hopeful she would get her status back and Bravo would pay for the wedding so they could film it. Who knows. In any case, we doubt this is the last we will hear about it and cannot wait to hear/read what Kelly Dodd has to say about this! What are your thoughts? Let us know!