Now there is speculation that said mystery brunette could be a new cast member. Her name is Lydia Stirling McLaughlin, and she's a thirty-one-year-old heiress, business woman, and mother of two with ties to both Heather Dubrow and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'Lisa Vanderpump.
Oh good gracious, I don't even know where to begin. It's absolutely amazing to me how all of the housewives from every last franchise are able to keep their names in the media when their shows are on hiatus. You'd think they'd appreciate the break!
This time around, we've got Gretchen Rossi from Real Housewives of Orange County scoring a restraining order against former boyfriend/alleged stalker (depending on you believe) Jay Photoglou. In the lawsuit Gretchen waged against Jay for slander, stalking, assault, and infliction of emotional distress, the jury believed the latter, awarding Gretchen $500,000 in damages. I bet Tamra Barney feels pretty stupid now. Correct me if I'm wrong, but when she and Gretchen were on the outs, didn't Tamra and Jay have each other on speed dial to share juicy Gretchen gossip?
Awwww… apparently all is hunky dory with the ladies of Real Housewives of Orange County. I'm sure that has absolutely nothing to do with filming for season 8 happening, does it?
This weekend Tamra Barney (who may or may not be getting married to Eddie Judge on the show) headed to Puerto Vallarta for her bachelorette party weekend!
Surprisingly, attending the festivities was former BFF, turned season-7-nemesis, Vicki Gunvalson. The girls who are also business partners courtesy of Wines by Wives seemed to have patched things up. I wonder if that has something to do with Vicki reportedly ending things with serial-scammer and lover of all things Hallmark, Brooks Ayers?
In round 500 between the maybe lovers/maybe not (despite the heavy dose of incriminating photos), the Real Housewives of Orange County star won a $500,000 defamation suit against her ex after he told the world she was cheating on dying fiance Jeff Beitzel and maybe, possibly never even really his fiance to begin with as it was an elaborate ruse to land a spot on RHOC.
Well, first Jay sued Gretchen for defamation and won. And then she sued him back and won. The jury also awarded Gretchen $23,250 in punitive damages according to TMZ. Can we just call it even with these two already? I mean Gretchen's already moved onto another loser…
Who doesn't love a Bravo housewife? Furthermore, who doesn't love to see the dirt on the original ladies (okay, so technically one original lady with a bunch of add-ons throughout seasons past) as they all vie for media time? The Real Housewives of Orange County are so funny. The love out-doing one another. And, let's be honest, isn't that why we watch?
While we wait for the OC ladies to make yet another debut, it's fun to see what they are doing in their off-time. For example, Heather Dubrow is all about touting herself as the show's "voice of reason." Yeah, I get she doesn't engage in her co-stars' drama, but that doesn't make her an expert on peace. However, she is an expert on being sickeningly rich and passive aggressive, and for that, I think she's amazeballs.
In the meantime, original gunner Vicki Gunvalson is all about supporting local theater. You have to love that she can take a joke, as she is the biggest fan of the theater group that satires her bread and butter with their rendition of of the Real Drunk Housewives. Finally an honest portrayal of these girls!
I'm curious as to whether ladies in the housewives franchise ever just want to go back to a simpler, obscure neighborhood existence. Most of them love to complain about how poorly they are portrayed on various seasons, yet they return for more toxic drama.
Of course, I'm not complaining. Sometimes it's hilarious to watch grown women wearing skintight clothing and gaudy jewelry scream at each other and spew insults, and no one does it better than the original ladies of the O.C. Real Housewives of Orange County has just started filming its eighth season, and rumor has it that the longest running housewife Vicki Gunvalson will be back!
She is, she isn't. She quit, she got fired. Yes, no. She wants to return, she doesn't want to return. I feel like I'm pulling petals off a daisy when it comes to Real Housewives of Orange County'sAlexis Bellino. But guess what, y'all…she's ba-ack!
After promising anyone would listen that she wasn't coming back for another round (on her own accord, mind you), it's being reported that Alexis will be a full-time housewife on the upcoming season of RHOC. I really can't say I'm surprised. I'm guessing you're probably not that shocked either.