Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson has made a lot of friends and enemies during her time on the popular reality show. The self-proclaimed OG of the OC — who is the only original cast member left — recently revealed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that if she could choose one cast member from season one to return, it would be former Playmate Jeana Keough.
According to The Daily Dish, a caller asked Gunvalson to choose between Keough, Jo De La Rosa, and Lauri Waring Peterson, and went with Keough because they are still friends.
“I would say Jeana, because we still see each other,” Gunvalson said. “Jo, I haven’t seen in years, and Lauri is busy raising her granddaughter, and we’ve been disconnected, so I would just say Jeana. She’d be most organic and natural for me. We’re the same age, and our kids are the same age. It’s good.”
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Even though she left RHOC after season five, Keough has made multiple guest appearances since her departure, and these days she still isn’t afraid of cameras. Last year, in a documentary, she bravely shared the behind-the-scenes process of her facelift.
It makes sense that Gunvalson would be looking for friends to return to the show since she is currently having issues with co-star Kelly Dodd. After Kelly divorced her husband Michael last year, she found out that Gunvalson had introduced her ex to a new woman, and then she and her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, went on double dates with the couple.
This led to one of the worst arguments ever between the supposed friends on the most recent episode of RHOC. Dodd accused Gunvalson of breaking girl code, but Gunvalson didn’t think she had done anything wrong. She explained that Lodge had been friends with Michael for a long time, and he had asked her to set him up with her friend.
After the episode, Gunvalson told Cohen on WWHL that she doesn’t think Michael’s love life is any of Kelly’s business, and she didn’t break girl code because her friend had asked her not to tell Kelly that she was dating Michael.
Gunvalson admitted that she and Lodge have continued to go on double dates with Michael and the new woman he is dating because they are still friends with him.
Kelly said in a recent interview that Gunvalson’s actions were hurtful because she didn’t tell her what was going on and what she was doing. Since she heard about it from someone else, it made things worse.
And the fact that Vicki Gunvalson reacted to Kelly so nonchalantly and told her that it wasn’t her place to say anything, made Kelly Dodd feel like someone got a knife and stabbed her in the back.
New episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County air Monday nights on Bravo.