For “The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Vicki Gunvalson, being a reality TV star hasn’t always been easy. The 53-year-old, who has been with the series since it’s earliest days in 2006, has gone through some major milestones in her life in front of Bravo TV’s cameras. With “RHOC” in its tenth season, Vicki admits she’s considered leaving several times.
In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Vicki said she’s been with the show so long she often thinks of her life in seasons. She recalled the many trials and tribulations she’s faced in life, and on the show saying, “This season my mom dies. Last season, I had situations with Tamra (Judge) and then I look at another season where I decided to divorce Don.” The 10-season veteran shared with AP that living life in front of the cameras puts a strain on a person’s relationships and careers. She revealed that, as of late, she’s thought about throwing in the towel. Fortunately it seems she’ll be “whooping it up” a little longer.
“In the past three years I’ve thought about it. It’s been hard to manage my personal life and then my insurance career,” she said. “I weigh it out every year and there’s always been more good than bad. When there is a day there’s more bad than good, then I’m done. I don’t live, breathe and die a TV show.”
Vicki is currently the only original cast member on “RHOC.” In this season of the show she continues to dedicate herself to doing what makes her happy. Unfortunately for her, she’s still being met with a lot of adversity. As was revealed in Season 10 episode 1, Vicki’s longtime boyfriend Brooks Ayers is currently battling stage four cancer. Despite the disapproval of both friends and family, she decided to move him in with her and dedicated herself to helping him get better. Later this season Vicki will face yet another bump in the road -- the loss of her mother with whom she was very close. Previews for future episodes showed Vicki falling to the floor in hysterics after receiving the unfortunate news.
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