Lisa Rinna mocks Vicki Gunvalson’s claim she gave her a job on Bravo with an old and recent image of herself: ‘Before Vicki / After Vicki’
- RHOBH star Lisa took to Instagram to mock a claim made by RHOC’s Vicki
- Earlier, Vicki said Lisa would not have a job on RHOBH if it wasn’t for her
- Vicki believes that because she was so good on RHOC she paved the way for more Real Housewives shows on Bravo
- That led to the creation of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, she thinks
- So Vicki believes that Lisa should treat her with respect because she is an ‘OG’
- Gunvalson also said that when she met RHOBH cast members, they were rude
- Rinna replied to the attacks by posting an old and recent photo of herself
- The caption was sarcastic as she said, ‘Before Vicki / After Vicki’
Lisa Rinna has mocked Vicki Gunvalson.
On Thursday evening, the 57-year-old The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star shared an older and recent photo of herself with the caption, ‘Before Vicki / After Vicki.’
It was a move to make fun of the 58-year-old Real Housewives Of Orange County star’s claim that she helped Lisa land a part on RHOBH. It also reminded fans that Lisa has a long history of getting her own jobs; she started acting on TV shows such as Baywatch when she was in her twenties.
Earlier this week, Vicki said Lisa would not have a job on Bravo if it was not for Vicki’s trailblazing work on RHOC – the first Real Housewives show – that began in 2006.
Having fun: Lisa Rinna has mocked Vicki Gunvalson. The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star shared an older and recent photo of herself with the caption ‘Before Vicki / After Vicki’
Rinna’s post has been a hit. Kathy Hilton added clapping emojis to the entry; Kathy is the sister of Kyle Richards and will be a guest star on RHOBH next season.
On Wednesday Vicki said Lisa would not have a job on RHOBH if it was not for her. ‘They wouldn’t have a job if it wasn’t for me starting this damn thing!’ she said.
The blonde feels she did not get any respect from the wife of Harry Hamlin or any of the other RHOBH stars when they met in person.
Fight! Vicki told a podcast this week that thanks to her, the Real Housewives franchise is a hit which gave shows like RHOBH a chance. And that is why stars like Lisa should show her respect
She started it all? On The Real Housewives Of Orange County with (l-r) Alexis Bellino, Jeana Keough, Gretchen Rossi, Lynne Curtin, Tamra Judge; Vicki is in purple
Gunvalson said she felt she was ‘looked down on’ by Rinna as well as other members of RHOBH. Also on the show are Kyle Richards and Erika Jayne.
‘The last time I saw all of them was either at Bravo Con or Andy’s baby shower in January of last year,’ she said on Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast.
Andy is reunion host and WWHL star Andy Cohen.
‘And truly, you know, Lisa Rinna didn’t give me the time of day,’ added Vicki.
Gunvalson walked listeners through her experience with Lisa. ‘I said hi to her, and she was like, “Oh yeah, you’re Orange County.”‘
And other members of the RHOBH cast pushed her away too, but she would not name names: ‘I don’t think they gave me the time of day.’
Her too? The blonde said there were other RHOBH stars who did not show her any love but did not name names; Lisa, left, with costar Kyle Richards, right
A diva look: Also on the RHOBH is Erika Jayne who has recently left her much older husband
Vicki also did not like how Lisa danced on tables at Andy’s baby shower.
‘It’s just, I just felt looked down on, you know, she’s up on the tables, dancing. I’m like, “Why? This is Andy’s baby shower. You want attention?”‘ Gunvalson said. ‘It was just all very, I just sat back going, “Wow, this is a little messed up.”‘
But Vicki understands these women have to fight for screen time: ‘You just see it from a different perspective when you’re not on anymore. Like you are all about who’s looking at you, you know.’
Not good: And Vicki added that it was not cool for Lisa to dance on the tables at Andy Cohen’s baby shower
And she has done her wild things too: ‘I have been there. I’ve done that. I’ve wanted people to stare at me. I wanted them to know [that] I know how to whoop it up.’
Vicki left RHOC a year ago after having been demoted to ‘friend’ status for Season 14. She has also said she wants to be considered the ‘OG of the OC.’ She appeared on the RHOC from 2006 until 2019.
Vicki also said the show ruined her marriage. She was married to Donn Gunvalson for twenty years, from 1994 until they divorced in 2014.
The star said on the podcast: ‘I did everything right, except falling prey to divorce. I mean, I think that hindsight, um, I know for a fact that if I wasn’t on a reality show, I wouldn’t have been divorced.’
Her opinion: She was married to Donn Gunvalson for 20 years, from 1994 until they divorced in 2014. And during her appearance on the Behind The Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast , Vicki blames her divorce on reality television; seen 2019 in NYC
‘And that cost Don and I both a lot of money because we had to split assets and alimony and all that stuff,’ she explained.
‘So I paid more to him than he did to me because I had the business. So that’s hurtful and that’s hard.’
Following her divorce with Donn, she dated Brooks Ayers, who she filed a lawsuit against in 2019 accusing him of not paying her back money she loaned him in 2011.
She said on the podcast: ‘Then I got taken for a ride by Brooks and he owes me over $300,000. And then I was in a block of lawsuits.’
The reality star claimed that all of the money related things ‘happened because of the show,’ so its not all good.
Vicki also claimed that her former castmate Tamra Judge is in a ‘very expensive lawsuit’ because of the Real Housewives show.
On lessons she learned, Vicki said: ‘You got to watch what you say, you got to watch who you surround yourself with and bank everything you make. Do not live off of it. Go get a job and bank your salary because this, this will end for everybody one day. It will end.’
Former: ‘And that cost Donn and I both a lot of money because we had to split assets and alimony and all that stuff,’ she explained; pictured with Donn
Vicki, who was an original cast member, left the RHOC show in January 2020 after 14 years.
She left after she was demoted to a reduced role on the show and says she still doesn’t know why: ‘My ego is pretty bruised and I an ego just like the way everybody does because… I never got an explanation, but I was used every, every, every episode, ever drama was centered around me, even my birthday party, look at all the different things that happen, The Tres Amigas and all that fun stuff.’
Vicki thinks she did the right thing: ‘The answer, I think I did the right thing. I was offered a reduced role this year and I said not.’
The TV star also revealed on the podcast that she saved all her money from the Real Housewives of Orange County.
She explained: ‘Through all my years of being on Bravo, I never bought anything news other than new clothes. I didn’t. I mean, I leased my cars through my company. I didn’t buy a new house. I didn’t live beyond my means.’
Vicki added: ‘I paid my taxes, paid my attorneys and banked it. And that’s why I was able to buy a home for cash. And I’m super proud of myself as a single woman to be, you know, having a business and working 15 hours a day and able to balance it as best I can while being on a show.’
Vicki is currently engaged to Steve Lodge, but isn’t planning her wedding anytime soon, she told Us Weekly earlier this month.
‘It’s my third marriage, Steve’s fourth, so we’re not going to do wedding [stuff]. But right now, we’re pausing everything. There’s no need to.’
Adding: ‘He’s got his money, I’ve got my money – we don’t need to get married. So, we’ll see what happens. There’s no rush.’
Current beau: Vicki is currently engaged to Steve Lodge, but isn’t planning her wedding anytime soon, she told Us Weekly earlier this month
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