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The Real Housewives of Orange County will look different than it has in past seasons when it returns with new episodes this summer.


Because Vicki Gunvalson has been demoted. She’s been downgraded to the status of "friend," as opposed to full-time cast member.

This sort of sucks, and yet one thing is made clear by the preview featured here:

Gunvalson will still be at the forefront of lots of drama on Season 14.

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Despite Tamra Judge, Shannon Storms Beador, Kelly Dodd, Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson and newcomer Braunwyn Windham-Burke announced by Bravo at this season’s leading ladies, Vicki is slammed as a "con woman" and a "crook" in this trailer.

And long-time viewers can guess who’s doing the slamming, right?

Yup: Vicki’s rival, Kelly Dodd.

Gunvalson comes right back at Dodd in the footage, accusing her of being a bully. But it’s a couple different descriptions that really gnaw at Kelly and prompt a response.

“I don’t do cocaine, and I’m not a f-cking whore,” she says, seemingly replying to the claims Vicki had made at last year’s reunion.

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Elsewhere, Gina – who joined the cast in season 13 – grows emotional presumably about her arrest for drunk driving.

“It just hurts. It’s so unfair,” she says to Shannon, who reassures her, “I’ll be there for you.”

The women later make the surprising decision go to a therapy healing session to help them each through the traumas in their lives – but it’s unsure if it actually helps.

It may actually end up hurting.

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As for Gunvalson and her reaction to getting demoted?

"For the past 14 years I’ve opened up my life, my loves, my ups and downs on The Real Housewives of Orange County and I am proud to be the ‘OG of the OC,’" she wrote on Instagram after the news broke, adding:

"I am back again this season right in the middle of the action, and I hope you have as much fun watching the show as I did living it in front of the cameras."

As for new addition Braunwyn?

She’s a mother of seven – yes, SEVEN! – with a full house that includes a baby, toddler, twin kindergarteners and three teenagers.

When she’s not escaping to her love shack with husband Sean, Braunwyn is always ready for a mom’s night out as she gets to know these OC ladies in more ways than one, writes Bravo as part of the official network synopsis.

Season 14 of The Real Housewives of Orange County premieres on Bravo Tuesday, August 6, at 9/8c.

Will you be tuning in for it?