The ‘OG of the OC’ made the announcement on Instagram Saturday night — informing her 1 million followers that she and her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, completed their first day of filming the Bravo reality series.
Vicki’s status on the show became a hot topic among the internet and blogs, after Kelly Dodd appeared on Sirius XM show, Jeff Lewis Live, on February 8, and claimed Vicki was demoted to “friend” status.
As fans know, Kelly Dodd threatened to quit after the Season 13 reunion, seemingly still furious after Vicki accused her of cocaine use during the reunion showdown.
“If they don’t do something to Vicki how could I go back … I’m not going to sell my soul for this ratchet liar!” Dodd told a fan on Instagram in November.
Vicki, 56, fired back in December, calling out Kelly’s lack of career — Kelly dissing the shot as jealousy. In January, Kelly implied that she’d like to “hit” Vicki “directly in the face,” commenting on a boxing pic, posted by Tamra Judge, “That facelift Vicki got really did malfunction,” Kelly commented in a since deleted Instagram comment.”
Vicki’s Season 14 negotiations were ongoing between Evolution Media (the production company that produces the reality series for Bravo TV) and the Coto Insurance CEO for quite some time — rumors about a demotion and salary cut were all false.
“She [Vicki Gunvalson] got exactly what she wanted contractually and is returning as a full-time cast member.” A source close to the action dished to AllAboutTheTEA.com.