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Kim DePaola can’t say enough good things about how Dr. Terry Dubrow fixed her life — and her previously, um, botched boob job, as fans will get to see on Botched this week. And, it truly was a bit of a meeting of the Bravolebs when The Real Housewives of New Jersey pal came face to face with former Househusbands Terry and Dr. Paul Nassif.
“Well, I knew a little bit about her and I knew that she just had that really terrible thing happen to her. That’s not necessarily a good place to be in when you’re gonna have difficult, revisional, high-risk plastic surgery,” Terry told The Daily Dish, referring to a tragic incident involving her car that left two people dead last year. “So, I was really concerned.”
But, Terry saw a different side of the Garden State boutique owner. “You know what’s funny? I know her what her reputation was on Housewives being very argumentative [but] when they need help, and they have high-risk plastic surgery — she was so normal, so cool, and just wanted to be fixed. She was funny. I liked her. She actually turned out to be a patient I really liked [and] was a lot of fun to work with.”
However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing, Terry noted: “Very difficult problem. We had a bit of a complication that was hard to deal with, but she was very cool.”
Is Heather Dubrow ready to pick up an orange and return to reality TV?
It’s been a full year since Heather last appeared on The Real Housewives of Orange County, and many fans felt her absence on the just-wrapped season.
“You know, I think it was really good to take a break and take a step back,” Heather tells ET. “It’s been a crazy year. You know, I have ‘Heather Dubrow’s World’ and ‘Dr. and Mrs. Guinea Pig’ podcasts, my YouTube Channel, Heather’s Closet, our skincare line … and Terry and I just finished our second book, a diet book, that’ll be out next year in 2018. So, there’s a lot of fun stuff going on.”
“Of course, I still keep in touch with the girls on the show that were always my friends,” she adds, but notes she did not watch the show this year.
While Heather says “oh, dear” to the idea of coming back to the show, she hasn’t ruled out the idea completely.
“Never say never,” she says. “Real Housewives of Orange County was an incredible experience for me. Five years, made great friends, had amazing experiences and, quite honestly, it was a terrific platform for everything that Terry and I have done, and for our family, so I’m very, very grateful. As for the future, never say never.”
When The Real Housewives of Orange County returns for Season 12 this summer, Heather Dubrow will be absent from the crew. She confirmed her departure from the series in January: “After a lot of careful thought and deliberation, I have decided not to return to RHOC this season. These past 5 years have been an incredible journey and I’m so proud to have been a part of such an iconic piece of pop culture.”
Well, the exit certainly stunned Meghan King Edmonds. “I was really surprised,” she told The Daily Dish this week. “Really surprised, shocked.”
But even if Heather is no longer on RHOC, she and Meghan have a bond forged in their roles as moms. Actually, Heather has been a bit of a mentor to Meghan on her journey to and as a first-time mom. “I haven’t seen her actually [since the news]. I know she’s super busy. I’m super busy and with the new baby my whole world has shifted. But I know she’s doing great and we definitely text,” Meghan said. “And she recommended my pediatrician that I have in Orange County to me, so that’s who I use and Heather also recommended the IVF doctor that I used. So she and I definitely still have crossed paths a lot.”
Early on, Heather offered up some advice to Meghan on how to navigate mommy life. And she should know what she’s talking about since she has four kids with husband, Terry Dubrow. “She just said just to listen to my instinct because evrybody’s different but mama knows best,” Meghan revealed.