Allow Us to introduce two new Bravolebrities! Following the departure of Meghan Edmonds and Lydia McLaughlin, The Real Housewives of Orange County has welcomed two sassy new woman to the cast: Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson.
In season 13, Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador are working together to try to rebuild their friendship – something that’s easier said than done. Meanwhile, their outside relationships are also causing some drama. Kelly Dodd and Shannon are both single and figuring out how to live life post-divorce. Vicki is hoping her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, will finally commit, and Tamra is worried about her husband Eddie Judge’s health. Vicki also brings in the new faces to the group – estranged friend Emily and acquaintance Gina – so it’s only a matter of time before the drama begins.
Emily is an Ohio native who came from nothing, working to become an attorney and party planner. She’s constantly busy and with three kids of her own all under 5 years old – a daughter named Annabelle and twin boys Luke and Keller – as well as two stepdaughters from her husband Shane’s previous marriage, so she’s struggling to figure out what’s next.
Gina is a Long Island-native and also a mother of three kids under 5. She “keeps her expectations low and her patience high,” Bravo revealed in the press release, as Gina’s husband works in Los Angeles during the week, causing her to raise their family on her own. During the season, she’ll re-evaluate what’s important in her life. She’s also quickly learning, three years into living in the OC, that she can’t trust many.
Season 13 of The Real Housewives of Orange County premieres on Bravo Monday, July 16, at 9 p.m. ET.
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“I’m off this damn show!”
Could the OG of the OC finally have had enough of going big and instead want to go home? The first look at The Real Housewives of Orange County’s season 12 reunion special, exclusive to E! News, sure wants us to think Vicki Gunvalson is ready to pack it in!
The trailer comes packed with the requisite drama, including plenty of shouting, finger-pointing, a glimpse of a teary Shannon Beador preparing to drop the bomb about the end of her marriage, and an early-in-the-game walk-off from newbie Peggy Sulahian, but it’s the final seconds with the Queen of Coto herself that made our jaws drop.
As former BFF Tamra Judge yells “Are you f–king kidding me,” Vicki storms off the set, retreating to her dressing room and declaring that she’s “off” the show. What drives her to that point? And might it actually stick? Well, you’ll just have to tune in to find out.
In part one of the reunion, premiering Monday, Nov. 20, the ladies are reunited and Lydia McLaughlin finds herself in the hot seat, taken to task for her outspoken opinions and actions.
Meanwhile, Vicki gives an update on her relationship with Steve (they just bought a vacation house, y’all!), while Kelly Dodd and Shannon open up about the state of their marriages.
On the upcoming season 12 reunion, Gunvalson, who has starred on the Bravo reality series since its season 1 premiere in 2006, says that she is “done” with the show — and all of the juicy drama that comes with it.
“F—— a——-,” Gunvalson says in an E! News exclusive trailer as she gets up and walks off the reunion stage. As she enters her dressing room, the OG Housewife firmly says, “I’m off this damn show!”
During the explosive reunion, Gunvlason, 55, tells castmate and former friend Tamra Judge, “That doesn’t look good on you, Tamra,” who proceeds to fire back, “Nothing looks good on you.”
In addition to Gunvalson and Judge’s bickering, the two-part reunion will address the feuds between other cast members, including Lydia McLaughlin and Meghan King Edmonds.
Edmonds, 32, revealed that she stopped talking to Dodd, 43, while she was pregnant with Aspen after Dodd sent her a text accusing Jim Edmonds of having a mistress. The women made up when Aspen was 2-months-old, but now Dodd is starting a war again.
“Addressing comments made by Meghan, I was shocked to see her play the victim (as a seven month pregnant woman) when she provoked me originally last summer with a rude, nasty text claiming she heard I had a boyfriend,” Dodd wrote in her Bravotv.com blog.“Which is total bulls***!” she continued. “Meghan and I had not communicated for weeks before I received her text. No, ‘Hi, how are you?’ No pleasantries. Her text came at me from out-of-the-blue, was completely out-of-bounds, a vicious rumor from some random Twitter troll. Sorry, Meghan, but if you want to start or promote bulls*** rumors, you have no pregnancy defense or exemption to hide behind. Don’t deflect your nastiness on me. What surprised me more was that after this flared up between us, we both agreed to squash the matter last summer. What happened?”
Edmonds has not responded to Dodd’s claims yet.