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Exclusive: Real Housewives of OC star says it's "good" Vicki Gunvalson exited

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 16/10/2020 Justin Harp
Vicki Gunvalson et al. posing for the camera: The Real Housewives of Orange County's Braunwyn Windham-Burke has reacted to the exits of long-time cast members Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge. © Bravo The Real Housewives of Orange County's Braunwyn Windham-Burke has reacted to the exits of long-time cast members Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star Braunwyn Windham-Burke has mixed feelings about the show's major cast overhaul in season 15.

This will be the first-ever season without Vicki Gunvalson, the last remaining original cast member from the reality show that started a global franchise. Additionally, RHOC has also lost long-time pot-stirrer Tamra Judge.

When we recently chatted with Braunwyn about the season, it wasn't surprising that she had a mixed bag of emotions – since she'd infamously clashed with the 'OG of the OC' last year.

"I think it's good not having Vicki there because a lot of what she did last year was manufactured, fake drama and lies against [co-star Kelly Dodd]," Braunwyn told Digital Spy exclusively. "I'm not into that kind of thing, I don't really like that when women do that do each other."

Cynthia Bailey, Vicki Gunvalson sitting posing for the camera: rhoc-cast.JPG © Bravo rhoc-cast.JPG

However, Braunwyn does feel Judge's loss on the show: "For me, I miss having Tamra there. Tamra and I got along great. She's still my friend… I miss having Tamra there. On camera and off camera, Tamra is a friend of mine. I think that will be the case forever.


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"It's just like with anything. When you graduate from college, you don't see your friends anymore. It's sad."

The loss of Judge and Gunvalson also meant that Shannon Storms Beador would be the only member of the so-called 'Three Amigas' still left on The Real Housewives of Orange County.

"It definitely gave Shannon a chance to make closer relationships with other people," Braunwyn noted. "I'm glad Vicki's gone, I miss Tamra."

Vicki Gunvalson et al. posing for the camera: vicki-shannon-tamra.JPG © Bravo vicki-shannon-tamra.JPG

While Braunwyn remains close to former castmate Tamra Judge, she's currently on the outs with the entire current cast of RHOC due to ideological divisions over the pandemic.

The Real Housewives of Orange County season 15 will be available to stream and download on hayu and hayu on NOWTV from October 15.

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