Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson is returning for Season 14, and she is bringing a fan favorite along with her. Gunvalson has confirmed that her daughter, Briana Culberson, will return this season after leaving the show at the end of Season 12.
RHOC fans were ecstatic when the OG of the OC revealed that Culberson was returning. It all started with one of Gunvalson’s followers commenting that they would like to see Culberson make an appearance this season because they enjoyed her take on everything that happens on the show.
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Just wanted to share this incredible photo of Briana and @ryan_culberson. Together they have lost over 85 lbs since last summer. She feels better and is healthier than she has been in a long time. Missing her so much across the miles, but couldn’t be more proud of both of them. #ketodiet #proudmom #missmygirl #ca-nc
“She will,” Gunvalson responded. “You will see her and the boys (her sons Troy and Owen) this season (so excited).”
According to OK! Magazine, Culberson exited the show back in 2017 because she left Orange County and moved across the country to North Carolina with her husband, Ryan Culberson, and their two sons. However, she did make a brief cameo before the Season 13 reunion, asking her mom who she was going to fight with. Gunvalson responded, “Hopefully nobody.”
When Culberson does make her RHOC comeback this season, she will be looking fit and fabulous. Earlier this month, Ryan posted a family picture on Instagram and revealed that he and Briana had lost a combined total of 85 pounds.
Briana lost her weight thanks to the Keto diet, and fans couldn’t believe how amazing she looked. Back in November, after Briana lost 40 pounds, Ryan called his wife the “Keto Queen.” Gunvalson has also praised her daughter and son-in-law’s weight loss.
The 32-year-old has struggled with her weight over the years, with constant fluctuations due to complications from lupus. At one point, things were so bad that doctors considered amputating one of her legs.
But, since her amazing weight loss, Ryan says that his wife has had zero lupus flare-ups, and everyone is happy and healthy.
Despite living thousands of miles apart, Vicki and Briana remain incredibly close, and Briana recently gave her mom a special jewelry holder for her birthday as a reminder of how much she loves her.
Briana gave Vicki Gunvalson a ring dish for her new bathroom that says, “Remember, I love you mom,” and Vicki posted a pic of her gift on Instagram. She wrote in the caption that gifts like this from her kids let her know “job well done.”
The new season of Real Housewives of Orange County will premiere later this spring on Bravo.