The reality star was filming her Bravo reality series when she got the news that her mother passed away

By Emily Strohm
Updated July 07, 2015 02:40 PM
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While filming the 10th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson received the shocking news on camera that her mother had suddenly passed away.

“It was like I blacked out,” Gunvalson, 53, told Andy Cohen during an interview on Watch What Happens Live that aired Monday night after the show. “I don’t really remember that evening. I just really couldn’t believe my mother was dead.”

While the reality star has yet to see the episode in which she’s surrounded by her RHOC costars when she receives the call, Gunvalson doesn’t regret the moment being caught on camera.

“It’s part of my reality. I lost my mother. I signed up for all areas of my life to be exposed – the good and the bad,” she says.

“There’s been a lot of great moments that have been aired, and there’s a lot of moments that I wish I wasn’t on a reality show. This is not a moment that I feel as of now that I regret because statistically people are going to lose their parents, right?”

“We’re going to be alive when our parents die, statistically,” she continued. “I don’t blame Bravo, I don’t blame anybody – it’s my life.”

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One thing Gunvalson wants viewers to take away from her discussion with Cohen?

“I would give anything right now to call my mom and tell her I love her,'” she said. “Anything. I would give my life to be able to call her. Everybody that has a parent needs to call them and tell them they love them.”

The Real Housewives of Orange Country airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.