Vicki Gunvalson has succeeded in extending her 15 minutes of fame after the OG (original girl) exited the Real Housewives of Orange County (RHOC).
From a new podcast, Whoop It Up With Vicki, to dropping all types of clues about the new TV show she’s doing with Tamra Judge, Gunvalson is back in the headlines again.
And after the drama of the last RHOC reunion, Vicki went where no one thought she would go.
She invited Andy Cohen, the man who hired her and then demoted her out the door, as the featured guest on her podcast this week.
Vicki Gunvalson, Andy Cohen talk Bravo TV future as RHOC alum says she doesn’t want to seem ‘thirsty’ for fame
Gunvalson appeared determined to challenge Cohen on her new podcast about her future when it comes to Bravo TV.
Andy, in contrast, sought to stay calm as he responded by revealing that he and Vicki had been involved in conversations “off-line” before she chose to go “online” by inviting him on her podcast.
In a snippet of her podcast that Gunvalson chose to share on her Instagram, Vicki emphasized that she doesn’t want to appear “thirsty” for fame.
Cohen took on the role of appeasing her, calling her “feisty” rather than “thirsty.”
Gunvalson admitted that she views the Real Housewives of Orange County as if the show were one of her children.
In turn, Andy emphasized that he will invite her on his talk show, Watch What Happens Live, as well as to events such as BravoCon despite her exit from RHOC.
In the full podcast, Vicki made it clear that although she wants to plan her future.
However, she hasn’t been able to let go of her frustration about the negative impact she made on viewers during what turned out to be her final Real Housewives of Orange County reunion.
Vicki Gunvalson talks ‘Looney Tunes’ RHOC reunion with Andy Cohen
Viewers saw Vicki go what she described as “Looney Tunes” on The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion.
On her podcast, she told Andy that she was feeling “so sensitive” about her “part-time” role on the show after having been the original star of RHOC for so long.
Gunvalson feels that viewers didn’t understand why she got so upset.
Andy, in turn, defended his decision not to have Vicki present during the entire reunion, but she made it clear that she remains hurt by the way that she exited the show.
Cohen appears to have tried previously to help ease Gunvalson’s hurt feelings, even introducing her to his son as he shared on Instagram.
But Vicki seems to have challenges in letting go of her association with RHOC.
The Whoop It Up podcast description, for example, still calls Gunvalson the “OG of the OC.” It also claims that the podcast shows “why Vicki’s departure is a good thing.”
But although Andy may try to frame it that way, Gunvalson doesn’t seem quite as convinced.
In addition to Cohen trying to smooth over Vicki’s ruffled feelings, Gunvalson revealed that the OG of the Real Housewives of New York City (RHONY), Bethenny Frankel, also reached out to Vicki to help her.
As for whether the two seasoned TV pros can help Gunvalson fully recover from not having RHOC in her life or if it will take the success of her upcoming new show with Tamra Judge remains to be seen.