After filming the reunion, Gunvalson had dinner with her man Steve Lodge. She shared a photo writing, “It’s a wrap. Season 14 reunion done. Now onto my new projects. Thanks stevelodge_oc for being my rock.”
On Friday, the entire “RHOC” cast filmed the reunion show with Andy Cohen. Cohen shared a behind the scenes snap writing, “About to start filming the Season 14 #RHOC reunion. FOURTEEN YEARS!!!!!”
Gunvalson shared video from set with her beauty squad. She wrote, “Are you ready to Whoop it up? I’m getting ready for season 14 #rhoc Reunion. #keepitclassy #standmyground #ogoftheoc #bravo #woohoo”
The reunion is expecting to be juicy with the “RHOC” cast having many unresolved issues. Gunvalson was at the center of a nasty season-long battle with costar Kelly Dodd.
The two used to be close friends but became frenemies over time. Gunvalson accused Dodd of cocaine use at one point. She also repeated a rumor of Dodd participating in a sexual “train”.
Dodd has denied both the drug use and sexual act. She blames Gunvalson for causing harm to her family and business. At one point this season the two made up. Gunvalson apologized to Dodd and they hugged out.
In the following episode things turned south quickly. Dodd didn’t want to attend Gunvalson’s birthday. She made a comment about only wanting to attend her funeral. Gunvalson caught word and things got emotional.
Gunvalson has been one of the main “RHOC” cast members until this season. She was demoted down to “friend” for season 14. Gunvalson claimed it was the network’s decision and they wanted a change of direction.
When the demotion was announced Gunvalson spoke to fans, “"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," she wrote. "I hope you have as much fun watching the show as I did living it in front of the cameras”
One fan wrote on Gunvalson’s prior to the reunion, “Vicki, you need to be done with that show. In my opinion, outside of Shannon, at times, you are so much better than the females on that show. I had to stop watching many season's ago. Mainly because of Kelly and Tamra. Please let it go and look forward to the life you have long wanted with Steve!”
Another said, “Never watched the season boycotted it when you were not a regular...and I have been a faithful watcher since day 1.”
Another comment read, “Vicki I will be watching! You are such a beautiful person inside and out. They better bring you back as a full time for season 15! We all love you! 😘”