Despite having no real allies (or fans), it looks like Noella Bergner might be returning to Real Housewives of Orange County. She certainly seems to have a storyline, which would be continuing her feud with Heather Dubrow. While Noella has previously claimed she was most excited about being on the show with Heather, things didn’t really work out that way.
Since the end of filming, it doesn’t seem to have gotten any better. The two have gone back and forth in the media multiple times. When it comes to a possible season 17, Noella is still not backing down for that might look like for her. She recently told Us Weekly, “There’s so many different variables at play. We already did last season. We’ve already seen what happens [with this group].”
Noella then revealed that 30 minutes after the reunion, Heather, Shannon Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson and Jen Armstrong all went out without her. Said Noella, “It just was like, ‘What a load of bull hickey!’ And then of course, like, a week later, [Heather is on her] podcast, spitting mistruths and putting her spin on things. She cannot stop talking about me.”
Well, she’s not wrong. After Noella claimed that Heather pushed a producer during her sushi party, the two were at odds the rest of the season. It’s something Heather has continuously denied and slammed Noella for. Heather previously said of Noella on another episode of her podcast, “The problem is, when you get people that have watched too many reality shows and feel like they need this big storyline or they wanna… ‘I’m going to fight with this person. I’m going to do this. I’m going to do that.’” She added, “It doesn’t ring authentic, the audience responds to it and that doesn’t get longevity on this show.”
But it does go both ways. Noella has hardly been shy for her disdain of Heather. When Noella appeared on an episode of Watch What Happens Live, she didn’t hold back. She said of Heather, “I actually find her to be a very vile human being. It’s a very difficult thing for me to go out of my way to want to be kind to somebody who I just see as not what I wanted her to be.”
While it’s obvious that the rest of the cast of RHOC doesn’t believe Noella regarding her claim that Heather slammed a crew member against a wall while filming, Noella has some unlikely backup. Both former RHOC cast members Tamra Judge and Kelly Dodd corroborated Noella’s story. According to them, former RHOC producer Thomas Kelly told them Heather pushed him. Kelly dished, “You know [former producer] Thomas Kelly called all of us. And he said, to every single one of us…to Shannon, me..I don’t know what he said to you, Tamra. But I think he said the same thing. He said that Heather Dubrow did push him. That Terry [Dubrow] did push him against the wall. He said that Heather Dubrow is diabolical and that everyone was scared of her.”
So will Noella find justice on season 17? Maybe, if she’s invited back. Stay tuned.
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