Vicki Gunvalson is known as the OG of the O.C. She’s the longest standing housewife in the entire Real Housewives franchise and, of course on The Real Housewives of Orange County. Gunvalson has earned her keep on the show and she’s developed a strong fan following since she joined a decade ago back in 2006. She’s now considered a veteran housewife who consistently brings drama to the show and has opened up her life to become a reality star. Viewers have watched her go from raising two teenagers in her house, to becoming a grandmother, getting divorced from her second husband and starting new relationships and friendships. It’s been a long road for Vicki on the show and we’ve definitely learned a lot about her life over the past 11 seasons, but there’s still a few things we don’t know! Here’s a look at 8 things you probably didn’t know about Vicki Gunvalson:
8. Her Father Taught Her Work Ethic
Born Victoria Gunvalson in 1962, Vicki grew up in the suburbs of Chicago with her two parents and four siblings, Kathy and Kim who are twins and Lisa and Bill. Her father was the breadwinner of the family as he owned a major construction company, while her mother stayed at home. Fans of The Real Housewives of Orange County will know that Vicki is a hardworking woman who has built her career up from nothing and she doesn’t shy away from talking about her success and work ethic. Vicki dedicates it all to being raised by a hard working father. When she was only 10-years-old she was already learning how to budget and save money! She said her father would sit her and her siblings down at the kitchen table, lay out all of their bills and teach them how to set aside money from each paycheck while also covering their costs.