ORANGE COUNTY (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Vicki Gunvalson is returning to Real Housewives of Orange County season eight. Vicki Gunvalson will return to RHOC for her eighth season, making both Bravo and reality television history, LALATE can report. The series which originally began filming in 2006 and debuted in January 2007 will start filming its eighth season this month. And one of its originally five housewives, Vicki Gunvalson, is back in the cast.
Vicki Gunvalson, without much fanfare, suggested her return in a message Friday night. She wrote to her Facebook friends “I hope everyone had an amazing Halloween. Filming today and tomorrow with the girls! Fasten your seat-belts.”
Vicki didn’t mention which “girls” are rejoining the cast. But insiders claim that Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi, and Heather DuBrow are returning. Unconfirmed reports last week suggested that Alexis Bellino is also returning to the show. Bellino is currently in Southern California. She told news over the weekend “The Grand Opening of our 2nd Sky Zone Is tomorrow–Sky Zone East Lake. I’m So proud of Jimmy! I’ll be jumping from 1-4pm tomorrow cuz I’m addicted.”
Also expected to return to the show is Brooks Ayers. In June, Brooks claims he would sue ABC’s 20/20 for what he called was a false report about his former girlfriend Nicolette Catanzarite. Just weeks go, ABC issued a news statement to “clarify” its reporting for that story. It added “in a statement to ABC, Ayers says that he ‘hopes to resolve his disputes with Nicolette soon.’ “