Vicki Gunvalson has been on Bravo's "Real Housewives of Orange County" since the beginning. She's put her life on display for eight seasons -- the good, the bad and everything in between -- longer than any other "Housewife" in the show's history. But during a recent visit to HuffPost Live, Vicki said she does regret being on the show ... sometimes.
"The days I cry and the day I have diarrhea, yes," Vicki said about the times she wishes the cameras weren't on her. "I did both of it at the reunion. I was a mess. I was like, 'What am I doing this for? I'm a professional businesswoman that sells insurance and financial planning. What am I doing?' I really go deep down in my soul, like 'Why are you subjecting yourself to this hurt?'"
Vicki called the reunion for "Real Housewives of Orange County" Season 8, which filmed in early July, "explosive." "It was bad," she said.
There have been more than 100 episodes of "Real Housewives of Orange County" and Vicki said she's had a lot of fun. She knows it won't go on forever... but she doesn't want to leave her on-screen life behind. "I would one day want my own show," she said, hoping to prove to the world that she's "not some screaming maniac."
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"Real Housewives of Orange County" airs Mondays, 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.