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Out With The Old! ‘RHOC' Newbie Braunwyn Bonds With Demoted Vicki's Enemy Kelly

RHOC New Cast Member Braunwyn Windham-Burke
Source: Courtesy Braunwyn Windham-Burke/Instagram; Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images

Feb. 15 2019, Published 9:53 p.m. ET

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Out with the old, in with the new! The Real Housewives of Orange County cast got a much-needed facelift this week when Vicki Gunvalson was demoted to a friend role and replaced by 41-year-old gorgeous blonde Braunwyn Windham-Burke! Needless to say, the demoted O.G. of the O.C.'s nemesis Kelly Dodd has taken a liking to the newbie. has exclusively learned that the duo have been hitting it off marvelously! Click through seven photos to find out everything there is to know about Vicki's replacement.

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Braunwyn Windham-Burke describes herself on social media as a "globe trotting, sundress loving, dream-supporting mom to 7 amazing kids!"

Braunwyn, 41, and co-star Kelly, 43, have hit it off already. Last weekend, the two ladies, along with returning star Shannon Beador, 54, were spotted laughing and dancing the night away at O.C. hotspot The Quiet Woman.

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RHOC New Cast Member Braunwyn Windham-Burke
Source: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images

And although the 41-year-old blonde beauty — who is married to CEO of tech centers Channelstars Sean Burke — is living the dream as the newest RHOC co-star, the cast's acceptance of Braunwyn is surely a nightmare for former full-time housewife Vicki!


Judging by this photo of the busy mom and her huge family, Braunwyn has little time to worry about what Vicki thinks of her, as the two have never met.

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"It's too soon to tell, but Braunwyn seems to have adapted to the other girls pretty quickly," a source told "It is rare for Shannon to take a liking to a new cast member like she has to Braunwyn, but that isn't a bad thing."

According to the source, "Vicki wasn't replaced by Braunwyn! She was eyed to join the cast even before all this stuff went down with Vicki.” As previously reported, Vicki is "absolutely crushed" by the demotion!

Do you think that Braunwyn Windham-Burke is a better fit for the show than Vicki Gunvalson? Sound off in the comments below.

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