Vicki Gunvalson showed her fans she's not bothered a bit after her The Real Housewives of Orange County co-star Kelly Dodd and Flipping Out's Jeff Lewis have claimed she's being demoted to "friend" status on her Bravo reality show.
On Saturday, February 9, 2019, RHOC's original queen bee, 56, shared a romantic photo of herself and boyfriend Steve Lodge on a Bahamas getaway.
Gunvalson and Lodge smiled at the camera for the Instagram selfie, with a swath of beach, palm trees, and deck chairs behind them.
"Bahamas weekend with @stevelodge_oc! ?," Gunvalson cheerfully wrote as a caption.
Followers were thrilled, with one fan writing in response, "You look so happy!! ?."
As Radar reported on Saturday, Lewis has claimed that Gunvalson has been demoted to "friend" status on RHOC—and her rival co-star Kelly Dodd happily promoted the rumor as well!
Lewis gave fans the news of Gunvalson's alleged demotion on his Sirius XM show, Jeff Lewis Live.
Dodd, 43, then enthusiastically piled on with her happiness about it.
As Radar has reported, Gunvalson and Dodd have both been confirmed as coming back full time to RHOC.
Lewis said he'd heard about Gunvalson's role being reduced from sources, and Dodd added, "That's the word on the street."
As Radar readers know, Gunvalson and Dodd are locked in a nasty feud. Gunvalson took it nuclear when she accused Dodd of using cocaine. Dodd vehemently denied drug use and threatened to quit the show, not wanting to work with Gunvalson.
Lewis, who also is in a feud with Gunvalson, said on his radio show, "So, she's been demoted. Vicki Gunvalson has been demoted. I think the way she's behaved and the things she has done, she doesn't deserve our respect. And I'm glad she was demoted."
Dodd agreed, saying, "Obviously I am too."
But Gunvalson hasn't commented on the controversy and put her best face forward with her man Lodge im paradise.
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