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Vicki Gunvalson's Daughter Briana Culberson Speaks Out About Her Mother's 'Real Housewives Of Orange County' Exit

Vicki Gunvalson And Briana Culberson
Source: Briana Culberson Instagram

Jan. 27 2020, Published 8:26 p.m. ET

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Vicki Gunvalson's daughter Briana Culberson broke her silence on her mother's shocking exit from Real Housewives of Orange County over the weekend. Briana expressed that it was "sad" Vicki's time on Bravo had come to an end, and said that the show would not be the same without her.

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Briana made her comments after a fan wrote on her Instagram photo and requested a statement from her. "Wishing Briana would make a statement regarding the show!! But so glad we got one final scene with her and Tamra discussing Vick," the fan wrote.

"I’m not really a ‘statement’ kind of girl, but I will say that it’s very sad and the end of a wonderful journey for my mom. We’ve had a lot of fun as a family on the show and I’m very proud of her and love her. Her absence will be significant and she will be very missed on the show," Briana responded.

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Vicki announced her exit on Friday, January 24. "I will always be the OG of the OC, 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 thank all of you for your support, for your love and for 'whooping it up' with me along the way. 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, and I want to thank Bravo and Evolution for this incredible experience which my family and I have will never forget," she wrote on Instagram.

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Andy Cohen paid tribute to Vicki shortly after she made her announcement. He posted a photo of them hugging and gushed about their friendship over the years.

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"I remember the first reunion I did with Vicki Gunvalson. Occasionally our eyes would meet as I grilled the other women, and she would wink at me optimistically and effervescently as both of her deep dimples shone. She kept winking at me year after year, and it always made my heart smile. Vicki is an original, who remained her authentic self from her Family Van-freakout through her last reunion. It’s so hard to remain exactly who you are after being on television for so long, but Vicki is one of a kind. Thank you for everything, @vickigunvalson - what a ride. And it’s not over. (This pic is actually from the Season 3 Reunion, and I always really liked it..)," Andy wrote. 

In addition to Vicki, Tamra Judge also decided to quit RHOC after being offered a reduced role on the show.

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What do you think of Briana's response to Vicki's exit? Sound off in the comments below! 

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