Despite the controversy, last season's cast returns in its entirety and joining them is newbie Lydia McLauglin. Below are photos and bios for the season eight cast and I am excited to see a whole lot less blonde extensions!
Real Housewives of Orange County premieres April 1 at 8/9c.
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Vicki Gunvalson: Sheeeee's Baaack! The OG of the OC returns with a whole new face. And a hot body to boot. Vicki has been "completely revamping her life", but she's also been embracing her role as new grandmother to baby Troy.
As she finalizes her divorce from Donn, Vicki is also cutting her losses where Brooks Ayers is concerned. Rumor has it the couple has been over for months, but filmed a fake NYE break-up while on a ski trip!
She moves in with fiance Eddie Judge and things don't go smoothly. And Tamra is ready to walk down the aisle, but Eddie is dragging his feet on setting a date! She's also working hard to open her fitness studio C.U.T. Fitness, but without money, Eddie gets involved leaving Tamra feeling less independent than she wants to be. I have to say, her new body is rocking!
I'm sure she'll also spend tons of time fighting with people, cause that's what Tamra does!
Gretchen Rossi: Holy airbrushing above! Anyway, Gretchen continues to have a relationship evolution with Slave Smiley
- and we continue to not care! This season the couple is closer than ever, finally getting their relationship to the place they both want to be. And they're ready to reproduce (please no!).
Gretchen Christine Bootay & Schlock is also taking off and Slade finds a job hosting a local radio show, Radio Slade. Gretchen's relationships with Tamra and the other women continue to flourish as well.
Alexis and Jim Bellino have purchased yet another house.
Let's see how long it takes for them to foreclose on this one! And Alexis again struggles to juggle being a mom, a wife, and a business woman (yes, Alexis Couture still exists!) all while supporting Jesus and Jim's desires. At least her hair looks cuter this year.
Heather Dubrow: This season Heather continues to pursue her dream of reinvigorating her career. While she loves being a mom, she decides to make a return to the small screen landing work in sitcoms.
Unfortunately her husband Terry doesn't always support her – or play the role of the doting dad as his own career takes precedence! Hey someone's gotta pay for those million dollar homes. And what happened to Heather's restaurant business? #LastSeasonsStoryLine
Lydia McLaughlin: The new girl on the block is reportedly a friend of Gretchen's! Hopefully she's a bit classier than that Sarah Winchester person. The 31-year-old is also an heiress (another one?!) as granddaughter of Candian media mogul Geoff Stirling.
Lydia lives with her husband, Doug and their two sons in the prestigious Dana Point neighborhood. She's young, spunky, and religious! Another Jesus Barbie – this one has to be Jesus Midge since she's kind of (almost?) a brunette.
Lydia is also a jewelry designer and she edits Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine, a Southern California living magazine which highlights the glamorous. Oh my…
[All Photo Credits: Alex Martinez/Bravo]
Photo Credit: Alex Martinez/Bravo