Vicki Gunvalson Claims Brandi Was "So Mean" on RHUGT, Shades "Plummeting" RHOC Ratings, and Says New Cast Members Are "Cheap"

Vicki Gunvalson Claims Brandi Was "So Mean" on RHUGT, Shades "Plummeting" RHOC Ratings, and Says New Cast Members Are "Cheap"

Vicki Gunvalson and Brandi Glanville butted heads while filming Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip last year. And, during a recent episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum’s podcast, they discussed their past drama.

After sharing the new season would begin airing in February or March, the former Real Housewives of Orange County cast member looked back at her initial interaction with Brandi, who admitted that they “didn’t like each other at all” when they first met.

“You were so mean to me. I went in with a total open heart. And I was like, ‘What in the hell?’” Vicki recalled on the January 24 episode of Patreon’s Brandi Glanville Unfiltered.

“You did not!” Brandi refuted.

“Ask Tamra. I said, ‘I don’t even know Brandi. Why would I not like her?’ So I went in totally like, ‘Let’s be friends,’” Vicki insisted.

But, as RHOC fans may have heard, Vicki was promptly met with the news that her former fiancé, Steve Lodge, was leaving her. And, understandably, she wasn’t the best version of herself during filming.

“I wish I had known this was all going on. I didn’t know what you were going through. I thought you were being a b-tch,” Brandi explained.

Vicki joined the RHUGT cast for season two in September 2021, about a year-and-a-half after she announced she would no longer be a part of the RHOC cast.

“We had the best ratings ever,” Vicki said of her time on the show. “They’re plummeting right now. I know I was good TV. We’re down to 700,000 watching season 16 now so it’s not working, the cast that they have and I knew it wouldn’t.”

According to Vicki, Bravo brings new cast members to their shows for a number of reasons, one of which is to cut costs.

“[They bring new cast members because] it’s cheap labor,” she shared. “Plus, they have young kids. [And] the viewers maybe want to see somebody else’s lifestyle.”

Also on the podcast, Vicki opened up about her cancer diagnosis, which occurred two years ago and led to a full hysterectomy.

“There were cancer cells in my cervix. They removed it and everything else. The biopsies came back interesting. [But] I didn’t have to do radiation,” she revealed.

Although Vicki said Steve had accused her of lying about cancer, she told Brandi, “I didn’t lie about cancer.”

“They don’t do that if everything’s perfect in there. Steve said something like, ’She said she battled a two-year battle.’ No, it was two years ago,” she added.

The Real Housewives of Orange County season 16 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.

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