Vicki Gunvalson SLAMS ‘RHOC’ Newbie As An ‘Idiot’

RHOC Vicki Gunvalson, Elizabeth Vargas Instagram

The Real Housewives of Orange County fans have yet to ‘meet’ newbie Elizabeth Lyn Vargas (no, not the reporter) and they already hate her! What did she do to make fans – and Bravolebrities – dislike her? It all went down on the music CEO’s Instagram Stories over the weekend. 

Elizabeth Lyn Vargas Defends Kelly Dodd’s Right to Express Her Opinions

RHOC fans learned this weekend that the newest cast member of the Bravo show is on Kelly Dodd’s side. Elizabeth Vargas took to her Instagram Stories to post several videos of her thoughts on Kelly’s controversial statements. 

As fans know, since March, Kelly has made several controversial statements about the coronavirus and quarantine. In fact, a few weeks ago she shared a video about why masks are ineffective. The video was briefly blocked by Twitter. In the comments of her Instagram, Kelly declared that the pandemic is over. 

Due to her comments, fans have demanded that Bravo fire the Positive Beverage founder. However, she appears to play a big role in the upcoming Season 15. And she has someone on her side. It turns out that Kelly is the one who introduced Elizabeth Vargas to the rest of the RHOC Season 15 cast. 

In her Instagram Stories videos, Elizabeth Vargas goes off about how Kelly has the right to express her opinion. Former RHONJ star Amber Marchampion went on Twitter to call Elizabeth out. She shared one video with an explanation as to why Kelly is getting so much backlash. She writes, “People are judging Kelly because she says ignorant things..”

Amber isn’t the only Bravolebritity who took issue with Elizabeth defending Kelly Dodd. 

‘OG of the OC’ Vicki Gunvalson Slams Elizabeth as an ‘Idiot’

The last original RHOC cast member, Vicki Gunvalson, announced her departure from the Bravo show earlier this year. Her friend and co-star, Tamra Judge, quickly followed suit. That leaves two oranges with no one to hold them. Elizabeth Vargas is the only addition to the cast for Season 15. 

It’s not surprising that Vicki Gunvalson isn’t a fan of her replacement. Both Vicki and Tamra shade the other RHOC stars every chance they get. Vicki Gunvalson saw a fan account reposting Elizabeth’s IG Stories videos and gave her thoughts. She summed it up in just on word: 


The response was captured by @commentsbybravo.


However, Vicki and her fiance, Steve Lodge, have made controversial statements of their own regarding COVID-19.

Braunwyn Windham-Burke Jumps Into the Fray

Vicki Gunvalson isn’t the only one who isn’t an Elizabeth Vargas fan! During Season 14, Vicki took aim at newbie Braunwyn Windham-Burke. However, they seem to be on the same side regarding the newest RHOC star. 

Another fan site, @realhousewivesoforangecounty shared a screenshot of Braunwyn’s comment on Elizabeth’s videos. She wrote, “The season hasn’t even aired but damn I’m ready for the reunion.” It seems she’s not an Elizabeth Vargas fan, either.


The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 15 premieres on Bravo on Wednesday, October 14. Follow our social media for all the latest in TV news!

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