“When God is ready for it to end, it will end,” Vicki says. “I just pray about it, and when the timing is right, it will end. This Real Housewives of Orange County is not going to go on forever is it? Am I going to be in a walker, like 'Tamra, do I need more Botox?’”
Tamra is of course Tamra Judge, the second-longest serving Orange County housewife. Tamra and Vicki have had a hot-and-cold friendship since she joined the show in season three, though Vicki admits her relationships with all the returning cast members this year are “bumpy.”
“I think a great season would be everybody having opinions, but getting along,” the 54-year-old star shares. “That's how I built this. That's how I wanted it. And then chaos hit! I think it's when Teresa [Giudice] flipped the table, sh*t went to hell!”
As for this season, we wanted to know exactly where Vicki and her co-stars stand. So, we asked her to assign a word to each lady, then explain.
Her word for Tamra wound up being a bit of a rant: “Sh*t-stirrer. Pot-stirrer. Stirrer. Sh*t, whatever it is. She just stirs it up.”
“It's like she always tries to be a little bit of a puppeteer,” Vicki explains. “Or she maps out what she's going to do each season. I don't do that. Whatever I film is just very organic. I don't do that.”
“I think she just is not in a good place,” she adds. “I want her to be, 'cause I care about her. Just feel that she's angry … Let me give you a hug. Everything's not bad.”
Well, Shannon isn't bitter on Monday night's all-new episode of Real Housewives of Orange County -- but she is confused by her husband David's choice of Valentine's Day gift. Check out ET's exclusive look at the episode:
Vicki chooses the word “privileged” for Heather Dubrow. When we caught up with Heather at The Real Housewives of Orange County premiere party, she called that choice “convenient.”
“I mean, she's just, bottom line, privileged,” Vicki says. “She's so privileged. I mean, she works hard, but hashtag privileged.”
And, finally, for new co-star Kelly Dodd, Vicki says she’s “F-U-N.”
“Kelly is fun,” Vicki beams. “She tells it like it is. She's beautiful. I love her. She's my new best friend… this year!”
You can see Vicki rebuild her relationship with all the ladies every Monday night on Bravo when The Real Housewives of Orange County airs at 9 p.m. ET. Check out more of our chat with the OG from the OC below.