Kelly Dodd Is Reportedly Behind Vicki Gunvalson's Demotion On RHOC

Kelly Dodd Is Reportedly Behind Vicki Gunvalson's Demotion On RHOC
Credit: Source: Us Weekly

Real Housewives of Orange County producers reportedly decided to shake things up next season by demoting Vicki Gunvalson to friend status. While Gunvalson is thinking about accepting or denying the offer, sources claim that RHOC star Kelly Dodd was behind the shocking move.

The two have been feuding ever since Gunvalson set up Dodd’s former husband, Michael Dodd, with one of her close friends. Dodd confronted Gunvalson about playing matchmaker with her ex during the reunion, and Gunvalson responded by accusing her former friend of using cocaine.

Shortly after the reunion aired, Dodd took to social media and vowed to quit the show if Gunvalson wasn’t punished for her actions.

An inside source told Radar Online that Gunvalson knew she might be disciplined for what she said during the reunion and did her best to cover her tracks. But Dodd understood that Gunvalson had slipped up and took advantage of the situation.

“Kelly was angry, and she had every right to be,” the insider explained. “She wasn’t going to let it go and Kelly is absolutely responsible for Vicki getting canned.”

The source added that Gunvalson thought she was above being fired because of everything she has survived in previous seasons. This includes her infamous cancer scandal with Brooks Ayers in 2015, which made the OG of the OC believe that the rules do not apply to her anymore. What she didn’t take into consideration was how much producers valued Dodd’s contribution to the show.

After Dodd issued Bravo an ultimatum, they opted to keep her on board and give Gunvalson the cold shoulder. Not only does Kelly Dodd bring fresh drama to the series, but insiders think Gunvalson’s storyline has run its course over the past two years.

It is unclear if Gunvalson will accept the offer and appear in a limited role next season. Production for Season 14 of the Real Housewives of Orange County , meanwhile, has already started – and Gunvalson has been nowhere in sight. Vicki Gunvalson has yet to confirm her role next season, though she did caution fans that she is in negotiations.


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  • Me
    Me Feb 15, 2019 4:59 PM PST

    I won't be watching. Kelly is the one that needs demoted or fired.

  • Britt
    Britt Feb 15, 2019 1:21 PM PST

    Well I guess my thanks are in order to Kelly and of course Bravo. So,so very happy she will be gone!💕 I won't have to listen to her anymore beg poor Steve to marry her. I hope he doesn't make that mistake in the future. Or talk about it being her show. I will miss seeing her children/grandchildren though. But I can follow them on Instagram. Thanks again Bravo!!!

  • Cathleen
    Cathleen Feb 15, 2019 8:47 AM PST

    Vicki is the show!!! Won't be watching if she's not on it. Get rid of Dodd.

  • Kayro
    Kayro Feb 15, 2019 8:07 AM PST

    Realizing this is clearly scripted, that Kelly Dodd is so classless, foul mouthed and vulgar. She acts worse than white trash. Who would think you would get paid very well to act like she does. Ready to stop watching this show.

  • Leah Miller
    Leah Miller Feb 15, 2019 8:05 AM PST

    It is truly a shame that these two grown women could not settle their differences. Do you not know how to forgive? I feel Kelly brings down the group with her out of control emotions as ND attacking cast members herself. Does she not remember her own words? I am done with the show.

    • Marilyn Walker
      Marilyn Walker Feb 15, 2019 4:59 PM PST

      Forgive for being accused of doing coke on national TV with NO basis other than the fact that she was being spiteful? That's what she does when people dare to stand up to her. She should have been gone after she lied about cancer

  • Jan M
    Jan M Feb 15, 2019 7:15 AM PST

    Thank you Bravo. From a person fighting Pancreatic Cancer (even during the Brooks/Vicki lie), it was shocking that she was back after that. You can't hide from Karma ...

  • Jillian
    Jillian Feb 15, 2019 5:52 AM PST

    Kelly looks ugly. VICKI is beautiful. Get rid of Kelly and keep Vicki

  • Pnut
    Pnut Feb 15, 2019 12:48 AM PST

    I know I'm done with Bravo. If that's their decision it was a dumb one. The new girls are bad and Tamra ithe one that should removed

  • Tracy
    Tracy Feb 14, 2019 10:30 PM PST

    Kelly chick is way better looking at least - the blonde looks like someone’s great grandma. Old plasticy - yuck 🤢

  • Betty P
    Betty P Feb 14, 2019 6:25 PM PST

    I am done with RHOC, I love Vicki being on the show. Don't like Kelly so I am not watching anymore

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