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.
Raise your hand if you want to see more of Tamra Barney Judge! Anyone? Anyone at all? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the Real Housewives of Orange County is planning an infiltration of your televisions, and she's not even keeping her take-over to the realm of reality television!
Tamra is going to be guest starring on USA's Royal Pains which returns this summer. No word on whether she'll be playing herself getting a little extra work done…but my guess is yes! The unfiltered Bravolebrity is also teasing about a potential spin-off of her CUT gym with husband Eddie Judge. Of course, this is speculation on my part, but isn't that the fun part?
Season 9 kicks off April 14th. Friendships are put to the test, says Bravo, when the "quirky yet fearless" Shannon Beador and "opinionated beauty queen" Lizzie Rovsek blast onto the scene with fresh attitudes and bold opinions. The line for the Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, and Heather Dubrow pity party forms to the right, my friends. See ya on the left – I'm excited for new blood.
Meet Shannon and Lizzie, as well as a new friend of the housewivesDanielle Gregorio, and check out Real Housewives of Orange County's trailer and cast photos below.
Vicki is still with Brooks Ayers (although they reportedly officially broke up during filming) and he's still wreaking havoc with her family. Vicki also deals with daughter Briana, who is pregnant again, potentially moving to Oklahoma where husband Ryan is stationed. Tamra and Eddie juggle expanding their business and potentially expanding their family (via adoption). And custody drama.
Wow. Just when I thought Tamra Judge couldn't get any tackier or more hateful, she goes and does something incredibly gross and mean girl. I guess it's just par for the course with the Real Housewives of Orange County star. I'm not even going to try to be nice on this one.
Tamra recently was insulted by a follower on Facebook, and Tamra responded in just the most horrific way. Now, I'm not saying it's okay for someone to say ugly things behind the anonymity of the computer (wait, what am I doing now? #irony), but reality stars put themselves out there for the public to admire or deplore, and they should probably have somewhat of a thick skin. Again, I don't condone regular old folks bashing them on social media, but geez, Tamra, take the high road!
Perhaps this isn't all Tamra's fault, however, because Danielle joined the show with the sole intent to cause major drama and concrete her place on the show! “Tamra believes that Danielle is a fame whore,” a source explains. Which, hello! – takes one to know one.