The OGs of the Real Housewives line-up are back next week. The Real Housewives of Orange County has had many ups and downs, but last season the ladies thusly represented on the drama front and brought in big ratings!
Everyone's relationships were thrown in a blender as friendships fractured and reconnected. Tamretchen fell apart (like no one saw that coming) and Tamricki was restored to their rightful order as queen bitches. Businesses were opened, weddings were planned, the Dubrow marriage was strained, and Lauri Peterson staged a dramatic comeback!
The topsy-turvy season began with a brought back from the dead Alexis Bellino who had to go on Xanax to deal with Tamra Barney. Yes, she was so desperate to famewhore she needed psych drugs. While Alexis focused on relevance and opening a tramboppily boob-bouncing for Jesus trampoline park, Tamra opened C.U.T Fitness.
Lydia and her husband Doug confirmed the baby news. "Lydia is hoping for a girl! Both Lydia and Doug are so excited to be adding to their beautiful family." Lydia is expecting baby #3 in November. Their new baby will join big brothers, Stirling, 5, and Maverick, 3.
Lydia joined RHOC for season 8, but opted not to join the crew for another go – one was apparently plenty for her!
You can see Lydia's adorable baby bump in new photos she shared with Us Magazine.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK THIS IS WHY LYDIA DECIDED AGAINST ANOTHER SEASON OF OC?
Part of last season's Real Housewives of Orange County storyline for Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson revolved around their wine club "Wines by Wives". Bravo is playing a marathon of reruns today and it must have sparked some conversation about the company because Vicki shared this afternoon that she's no longer a part of it. And was shocked to find her photos on the site.
If you'll recall, Vicki and Tamraargued last season about who wasn't pulling their weight with the company (which launched in May 2012). Vicki posted to Facebook this afternoon, "Wines by Wives customers: Some time ago Vicki ended her affiliation with WbW — and was surprised her image/presence was still on their site. Vicki was shocked/dismayed to hear followers were having trouble with their orders. Vicki reached out directly to the owner of WbW and asked for immediate resolution. Thanks to all of you who brought this to our attention. -The Vicki Team-"
If you go to the WbW site, they have several photos of Vicki, but they have removed her from the "who do you want to drink with" page. Still featured? Kathy Wakile, Tamra Barney, Adriana de Moura and others.
Our favorite California girls — no offense Beverly Hills! — are back!! The Real Housewives of Orange County season 9 is set to premiere on Monday, April 14 at 9pm/8 central and it is shaking up to be a season with a little something different.
With Bravo giving the ax to Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino, and Lydia McLaughlin leaving after only one season, there are some new girls on the block. Shannon Beador is a housewife and mother of three with her husband David. Kentucky native, Lizzie Rovsek is a former pageant girl and Miss Kentucky, married to Christian, mother of two boys and she owns her own swimwear company.
No, this isn't an April Fool's Day joke! We freely admit that we giveTamra Barney (aka Tamra Judge) a lot of crap on a daily basis throughout every season on Real Housewives of Orange County. She may be one of our snark targets, but we have to give credit when credit is due.
A few of us first noticed it when the new cast photos came out – Tamra, now 46, was looking youthful and glowy – and not just airbrush/Photoshop glowy. The feisty RHOC star is looking fit and fantastic. We don't know if the transformation is since she opened up C.U.T. Fitness or if marriage is just looking this good on her or what..but she has never looked better. (And kudos to Tamra for not hacking up her face or pumping it full of Botox right before the season starts.)
Gretchen Rossiand Slade Smiley are moving forward with this charade of a marriage whether Bravo wants to film it or not! Of course they are. I mean they'd probably film it with their own home video camera and webcast it if it got them some attention.
Gretchen announced on instagram that the couple is actively scouting wedding venues and at the top of their list is the gorgeous North Carolina Biltmore. I certainly hope Slade has caught up on his child support payments before splashing out on such a lavish and pricey event!
Or you know they could just sell the rights to their nuptials like they've sold the rights to everything else.