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Vicki Gunvalson Says She Won't Return If She's a "Friend" Next Season on RHOC

The RHOC OG said her "reduced role" was "one of the hardest things I’ve ever done."

By Hannah Fusaro
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The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14 was a season of many firsts, perhaps the most notable of which is that RHOC OG Vicki Gunvalson, who has been on every season of the show since the start, returned in a different role.

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She commented on the shake-up in the beginning of the season, saying, "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."

At BravoCon 2019, she addressed her different role — and what she had to say was slightly different from her previous statement. A fan asked Vicki at the Bravo All Stars: OG Housewives Edition, “My question is for Vicki: Did you tape this season knowing you were not gonna be a full-time Housewife?"

Vicki responded, “I signed the reduced role contract in January and we started filming in February. And it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done so thank you to those who have sent me emails and supportive things. Let me just say this, I’m never coming back reduced again. Let’s just say that. I’m either in all the way or out. It was horrible.”

Either way, you can still watch Vicki on RHOC Season 14 every Tuesday at 9/8c. Preview, below.

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