Citing reasons that include a desire to spend more time with her family and a wish to pursue other career ventures, Heather says she reached a “tipping point” with RHOC, and the time was right to go. In an official statement, Heather wrote “These past five years have been an incredible journey and I’m so proud to have been a part of such an iconic piece of pop culture … However, at this point in my life, I have decided to go in another direction and do what’s best for my family and career.”
Maybe Heather was too traumatized by her “visceral reaction” to Kelly Dodd‘s “low-base bullshit” to go down that road again. Or maybe she just wanted to give Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif additional press for Botched By Nature. Heather went on the road with the duo last weekend to promote the show, and shared some antics about working with Paul and Terry.
The show begins with a lot of banter between Heather and her assistant Natalie. While I think they’re cute together, I’m getting to the meat and potatoes (two things Heather probably doesn’t eat!) to focus on their discussion of Real Housewives of Orange County because the podcast is almost 90 minutes.
Heather warns there are no “bridge episodes” this season and it’s a nonstop whirlwind. “Something happens every week of this entire season – it was nuts.”
Heather Dubrow‘s podcast was live from the Irvine Improv this week, featuring special guests Terry Dubrow (wait – I thought they never saw each other!?). Heather was so excited by the how many people came, but faux pas – they ran out of champs! “Someone needs to make a Costco run,” she joked (I think).
Heather took questions from the audience about Real Housewives Of Orange County, meanwhile Terry dished on Botched, and his late rockstar brother. Then back in the studio Heather spilled the dirt on That Seventies Party, and if it was truly as bad as it looked!
Thankfully, Heather did not dissect Vicki’s non-pology to Shannon Beador, or anymore about Brooks. Just my two cents before we dive in: I don’t think Shannon should forgive Vicki – of all the women who Vicki betrayed with Brooks’ scam, Shannon was hit the hardest (on top of David’s affair), and truly was a friend to Vicki. I want to stop discussing Brooks, but it seems the scab just continues to fester amongst the cast and they aren’t ready to move on from what happened.
Heather begins by defending how Vicki Gunvalson is dealing with Briana’s health – like Vicki going to work after Briana was in the hospital. “It’s not like Briana was in the hospital one day and now she’s leaving her,” Heather explains. “This has been an ongoing thing, so which day does she choose?”
Surely I am not the only person wondering how in the world Heather Dubrow is friends with Tamra Judge, right? I mean, what do they really have in common other than Real Housewives Of Orange County? Heather is classy; Tamra is … not. Heather is rich; Tamra is … able to afford all of Ryan’s bills plus her own. You get the picture!
Anyway Heather’s guest on her podcast, Heather Dubrow’s World, was HGTV host Sabrina Soto, who also happens to be a huge fan of RHOC. She pointblank asked Heather, “Are you and Tamra really friends? I just don’t believe it!”
“Yes we really are,” insists Heather, (she shows Sabrina texts Tamra had just sent her). Apparently they hit it off the first day they filmed together and the rest is history.
Heather promised that while the next few episodes are easing us in by introducing Kelly, and reconnecting the women, things really take off in a few episodes. “This was a building episode,” she says. “A lot of information was sort of subtly given, so I hope people were really paying attention.”