Tamra Judge Wasn't Invited Back to RHOC With Vicki Gunvalson

By FactsWow Team

Posted on: 16 Aug, 2022

Despite her desire to return to The Real Housewives of Orange County with Tamra Judge, Vicki Gunvalson says she is 'hurt' she wasn't asked. In season 2 of The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, The OG returns to Bravo.

In the spin-off's second season, Vicki and Tamra were among the 'ex-wives club.' Former housewives from different franchises get together to find common ground and make new friends.

Nevertheless, Vicki's behavior on RHUGT was criticized by the ladies and viewers. After Vicki's ex-fiance Steve Lodge dumped her, the show was filmed. Having been in Dorinda Medley's Blue Stone Manor didn't brighten Vicki's mood following the split.

During her visit to the Berkshires, Vicki complained about the quiet and quaint lifestyle it offers. The anti-vaccination beliefs Vicki shared with the group also upset Dorinda. Only Tamra Armstrong and Taylor Armstrong were invited back after the housewives' mashup.

While Tamra returns to RHOC after leaving The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Taylor will make her debut. A Bravo franchise that Vicki is an original from has two of its ex-wives returning. On the Rick and Kelly Show podcast, Vicki told Kelly Dodd that she missed it.

The filming has just begun. I think it's two weeks old. Tamra just got back from Italy. Vicki confessed to feeling some resentment for not being asked back like Tamra was.

Considering Vicki was the last reigning OG on The Real Housewives franchise, the snub did not go unnoticed. 'It hurt.' 'It hurts quite a bit,' Vicki admitted.    

The reason Vicki left the show was her high salary demands, but she also noted how the show's viewership increased under her and Tamra's reign. During our time on RHOC, the ratings were the best they've ever been, Vicki said, adding, 'You get what you pay for.'

Her response follows Tamra's confirmation that she would return to the show following her appearance on RHUGT. Not being invited back came as a major gut punch given how much Vicki has shared about her personal life over the years.

In season 3, Tamra joined RHOC. Her experience as a veteran housewife might help reignite the fire that's needed to attract viewers despite not being an OG.

Several cast shakeups have taken place in recent years, including the removal of Vicki and Tamra. Vicki's absence will be felt now that Tamra is making her comeback. Vicki has been a fixture on the show since it premiered on Bravo as the first franchise.

It may have been Vicki's RHUGT behavior that kept her from being invited back. It may be possible to bring her back in the near future despite her rocky love life.

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