At CELEB, we recently revealed that Real Housewives of Orange County alum Vicki Gunvalson made a big life change by deciding to sell her Orange County home. While Gunvalson explained to us why this was the right move at this time for her, it understandably was not an easy decision for her to make. CELEB also reveled the first pictures of a new home that Gunvalson had purchased in one of her favorite spots, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
In the wake of all these changes, we have now confirmed with Gunvalson that she has made another official move and is en route to an exciting new journey.
So what’s going on?
Vicki Says – “It’s official!”
“I recently revealed that I was putting my Orange County home up for sale,” Gunvalson began by sharing with CELEB. “While it has not sold yet, there has been a lot of interest and I am certain that the right family who will love the home as much as I have, will call it their home too.”
“As many of you know,” Gunvalson added, “I also recently shared with my fans that I fulfilled a longtime dream of mine by buying a vacation home in Puerto Vallarta.”
Then, Gunvalson shared what her latest piece of big news is.
“As my fans know,” Gunvalson dished to CELEB, “my daughter Briana is getting ready to give birth to her third baby which is due in November. Briana left Orange County a few years ago and has lived in North Carolina with her two sons and husband, Ryan. I love the time together when I go spend with them, and most recently I decided to make myself an official owner of property In North Carolina.”
“Specifically,” Gunvalson confirmed, “I purchased a vacation lake home that we will use for personal use and once I get it all furnished will be using it for rental income. I didn’t get to tour this home in person before I purchased it, but once I saw it online and FaceTimed with Ryan and the realtor, I fell in love with it.”
“I always knew that I wanted to have a place of my own that was closer to Briana and her family and this is the perfect place,” Gunvalson added.
Gunvalson went on to reveal more details about her latest purchase, telling CELEB that “I just returned from my visit there and am super excited. I will be updating the house and giving it my own personal touches, the view is so gorgeous and quiet that it will be our little escape from the stresses of life. I cannot wait to start getting the home in order and creating memories with my family. I can already envision all of my grandchildren playing there and hosting holiday’s there.”
Aside from the purchase of the new home- her second property purchase this year- Gunvalson reflected on where she’s at in her life currently.
“I am at a point in my life that I like to refer to as ‘transitional,’” Gunvalson shared with CELEB. “While I initially was upset about leaving The Real Housewives of Orange County, it is now turning out to be a blessing in disguise.”
“Had I still been on the show,” Gunvalson added, “I would never have had the ability to travel as much as I am getting to now and would not have had the chance to purchase multiple vacation homes where I will be able to spend time with friends and family. While California- and the show- will always have a special place in my heart, I am so excited for all of the adventures that lie ahead.”
Gunvalson wrapped with telling CELEB that “It’s trite but true- as one door closes, another one opens. And with my fiancé Steve by my side- who I cannot wait to marry- I am beyond excited for this new journey.”
In signature Gunvalson fashion, Gunvalson hysterically added that “Now all I have to do is to get him to ‘whoop it up’ more.”
Gunvalson’s Daughter Briana Is ‘So Excited’
Gunvalson’s daughter, Briana Culberson, also spoke exclusively to CELEB about her Mom’s latest purchase.
“We’re so excited about my mom’s new vacation home close to us in North Carolina!” Culberson shared.
“Some of my best childhood memories come from our quality time spent at our family lake home in Lake Havasu, Arizona,” Culberson added, “and I’m so excited for my sons to have those same.”
Time To Say Goodbye
While The Real Housewives of Orange County is returning with its fifteenth season soon, Gunvalson will definitely be missed on the show.
On January 24th, Gunvalson took to Instagram to share the news about her departure, writing that “I will always be the OG of the OC,” Gunvalson shared on Instagram on January 24th, “but it’s time to say goodbye to The Real Housewives of Orange County.”
“It’s been an incredible ride for 14 years and I want [to] thank all of you for your support, for your love and for ‘whooping it up’ with me along the way,” Gunvalson added at the time. “I’ve been working on new projects that will be exciting, empowering and inspirational. My podcast with Westwood One will be launching soon and I will have much more to say about this on ‘Whoop it up with Vicki.’ I hope you will join me with my new journey so please stay tuned.”
“I love all my fans,” Gunvalson wrapped with saying at the time, “and I want to thank Bravo and Evolution for this incredible experience which my family and I have will never forget.”
Vicki’s New Home Pictures
Make sure to scan through all the pictures (and video) of Gunvalson’s new vacation home in North Carolina that she shared with us: