Forget what you’ve heard about O.J. Simpson’s defense lawyers being the dream team, according to Vicki Gunvalson, star of The Real Housewives of Orange County, the real “dream team” consists of newbie, Kelly Dodd, ex-housewives, Gretchen Rossi and Lizzie Rovsek, and herself.
In fact, Gunvalson has even sent Bravo ‘Real Housewives’ creator, Andy Cohen, a message to bring back Gretchen and Lizzie on the show. “The Real #dreamteam Friday night fun #nodramahere #lovethesegirls @bravoandy bring them back,” she posted in the following Instagram post on Saturday.
Strange that Vicki would want this? Especially since Gretchen and Vicki were, at best, frenemies. And if this new group of ladies has no drama, then why are we watching? Joining Vicki and Kelly for the drama on Season 11, will be Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador, and Meghan King Edmonds.
Most fans weren’t too concerned by the firing of Gretchen and Lizzie. Gretchen, who was on RHOC from season four through eight, had difficulty connecting to fans for several reasons. One, she entered the show as the girlfriend of a much older rich man who was dying of cancer. Fans were bothered that instead of remaining by his side, Gretchen was often out partying with friends or attending events. And two, after Gretchen’s boyfriend did pass away, she wasted little time hooking up with ex-castmember, Jo De La Rosa’s ex-boyfriend, Slade Smiley. Vicki and Tamra doggedly referred to Slade as a deadbeat dad. But according to Twitter, Vicki and Gretchen have now made up. As for Lizzie, she was one-and-done. Though nice, nothing really compelling jumped out from the screen. “Good times comparing stories of some of our cast members and what is truth. Who do you think we are talking about?? . #rhoc, #fridayfun “
Interesting question, “What is truth?” My answer would be, “Something Brooks Ayers knows nothing about.” As reported, Tamra and Vicki got into a heated argument over last season’s cancer drama after Tamra’s bodybuilding competition — which is the RHOC Season 11 finale. Judge and Gunvalson get into a heated fight at Tamra‘s fitness event over old news — last year’s Brooks cancer lies. We’re told Tamra won’t let the past go — she can’t seem to move on and forgive her former BFF. Tamra is the one that initiates the drama with Vicki at the event, who was just there to support a friend. Vicki was not looking for any drama and did her best to avoid it, a source tells All About the Tea.
Tamra and Vicki have always had an intense, on-again-off-again relationship with each other, but apparently this time it’s over. For reals.
The fun starts Monday, June 20 9:00pm ET on Bravo.