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Gina Kirschenheiter Teases Vicki Gunvalson's Return to RHOC

Gina Kirschenheiter Teases Vicki Gunvalson's Return to 'RHOC'

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The OG of the OC is back and ready to make a splash!

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The OC ladies are going back to their roots.

Gina Kirschenheiter has held her orange for five consecutive seasons on The Real Housewives of Orange County.

In those five years, the show has seen plenty of cast changes, experienced a pandemic, and is now seeing two of the most beloved housewives, Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson, make a return.

Judge returned to her full-time status for the seventeenth season and has wasted no time jumping right back into the action by stirring the pot with a few of the ladies.

"That's why we love her! I'm not mad about it. She has real issues and beef and she's not afraid to say it. That's good for everybody," Kirschenheiter tells PRIDE.

While Judge is currently doing what she does best, fans are eagerly awaiting the return of OG housewife Vicki Gunvalson. In earlier seasons, Gunvalson and Kirschenheiter didn't always get along, but it looks like they're singing a different tune this time around.

"I feel like Vicki has paid her dues. I adore her now. That's so weird, but she grew on me this year. Something shifted. She's like a different person. When she came back, she was so kind to me. She said the funnest, stupidest s***. It's so entertaining! I can't get enough of her. The fans will appreciate it. She's some good TV, that Vicki."

Although Kirschenheiter made amends with Gunvalson, she's currently at odds with former bestie Heather Dubrow.

"It was hard. When she did have a problem, I felt like I responded appropriately because I care about her. She didn't even see that or care and it hurt my feelings. It did."

On top of her fresh feud with Dubrow, Kirschenheiter is still going head-to-head with Shannon Storms Beador. The two have been frenemies since Kirschenheiter's debut on the show.

"We really just can't help ourselves! The inevitable happens. We definitely have some pretty heavy moments going forward. I typically try to let things roll off my back, but I just can't with Shannon. I just can't!"

When she's not tied up in some arguments with her castmates, fans can listen to her chatting with LGBTQ+ songwriter Shane McAnally on their new podcast Orange Country.

"He is truly such an amazing person. We met through Walker Hayes, which is very random. It all happened a little over a year ago and we just really hit it off! We're like the same person, but we're from completely different places. It's some unfiltered conversations from unique people who are very different people, but have common ground."

Orange Country is streaming wherever podcasts are available and The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Wednesday nights on Bravo.

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Ricky Cornish

Ricky Cornish is an on-air correspondent for Equal Pride, where he's breaking down the latest in pop culture for Out Magazine, Pride.com, Plus Magazine, The Advocate, and Out Traveler.

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Ricky Cornish is an on-air correspondent for Equal Pride, where he's breaking down the latest in pop culture for Out Magazine, Pride.com, Plus Magazine, The Advocate, and Out Traveler.

Based in Las Vegas, Ricky can be seen interviewing the biggest celebrities at red carpets and premiere events around the city.

To follow Ricky and see what's trending, you can follow him on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, andYouTube.