“Producers are pushing storylines, so Vicki’s going to extremes to spice things up — she’s terrified of being fired,” a source told Life & Style magazine. “Vicki loves being on the show and all the glamorous perks that come with being a Housewife. She’s not ready to give that up.”
Vicki and Steve got engaged at the end of April after three years of dating, and after a report suggested producers were demanding Vicki stage an engagement if she wants to avoid being demoted.
“No matter how much partying Vicki does, without an engagement from Steve on camera she doesn’t have a storyline and she isn’t going to be a full-time housewife,” an insider told Radar Online in March. “[Bravo execs are] hoping that she will get engaged at the end of the season, but if she doesn’t that pretty much guarantees that she isn’t going to be a full-time housewife.”
Although the report suggested producers were demanding an on-camera engagement, an insider told Page Six in April that the engagement was not filmed. In addition, Andy Cohen denied Radar Online’s report on Twitter and told fans it was a “lie.”
Vicki also spoke out on Twitter about her potential engagement before it happened and said that Steve wasn’t going to propose to her because he was told to. Instead, she told her fans and followers their engagement would happen whenever they were both ready.
“When we ever decide to be married, it will be BOTH of our decisions,” she tweeted.
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 14 is expected to premiere on Bravo TV sometime this summer.
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