Is Bravo Considering Firing Vicki Gunvalson from RHOC After Kelly Dodd Ultimatum Over Drug Claims? Producers Don’t Want Kelly to Quit

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Bravo Considering Firing Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd‘s current feud has led to a production nightmare for Real Housewives of Orange County execs.

As most RHOC fans are aware by now, Kelly is demanding producers fire Vicki for accusing her of being a cocaine user during part one of the Real Housewives of Orange County‘s season 13 reunion. But, is Vicki actually at risk of losing her job?

“This is a nightmare for producers, because Kelly is very important to the show and has a such a large fan base,” an insider told Radar Online. “They are hoping to fix this and have the two ladies mediate, but Kelly has made up her mind: Vicki goes or she walks.”

Unfortunately for Kelly, while the producers want her to stay on, they are not exactly willing to let the OG go just yet. The reason? Well, let’s just say they are used to hearing these ‘firing’ demands by the housewives so it’s nothing new to them. In fact, just last season, Tamra Judge also demanded that Bravo fire Vicki, but as we all know now, that didn’t happen and the ladies ended up reconciling during the season 12 reunion.

“They’ve all tried to say that about each other at some point,” a source close to production revealed. “Every season there is someone who claims to want someone fired.”

Another insider makes it clear that there’s no chance Vicki will ever get the boot from the Bravo network.

“There is pretty much no way that they will fire Vicki. Ever,” the insider claimed.

For the time being, producers are reportedly hoping the ladies can take the next few months away from filming to cool down.

“They’re going to give them a few months to cool off and production hasn’t even gotten to contracts yet,” the production source stated. “Kelly and Vicki left the reunion in a good place. We hope they can get in a good place again.”

Following Kelly’s ultimatum last week, after Vicki was first seen suggesting Kelly was a drug user on the reunion trailer, Kelly later took to Instagram, where she told a fan she had decided to leave the Bravo series.

Kelly Dodd quits the RHOC

While filming the reunion at the end of last month, Vicki attempted to blame her tension with Kelly on Kelly’s former husband, Michael Dodd, and told her co-stars that he was the one who started the rumor about Kelly being a neglectful mom to their daughter. However, when Kelly called Michael, he denied saying any such thing to Vicki.

The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion, part two, airs Sunday at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.

Photos Credit: Trae Patton/Bravo, Bravo TV