Real Housewives of Orange County is welcoming two new housewives when the show returns for Season 9.
With longtime cast members Alexis Bellino and Gretchen Rossi leaving, along with one-season wonder Lydia McLaughlin, Bravo has enlistedLizzie Rovsek and Shannon Beador to replace them, Us Weekly reports.
Real Housewives of Orange County is now down three castmembers.
Following the exits of Alexis Bellino and Gretchen Rossi, new addition Lydia McLaughlin tells Us Weekly that she is not returning for a second season.
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"It's bittersweet," McLaughlin, 32, tells the magazine. "I compare it to...
Say goodbye to "Jesus Jugs." Alexis Bellino is leaving Real Housewives of Orange County, People reports.
"After three seasons of appearing on the The Real Housewives of Orange County, I have made the difficult decision not to return for season 8," Bellino tells the magazine in a statement. "Although Bravo made me a very generous offer and I'm thankful to have had this experience, I will be leaving the show behind to focus on my family and other opportunities."
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14. Worst Icing on the Cake: On Part 1 of the season finale of The Real Housewives of Orange County, new housewife Heather Dubrow throws a name party for herself to celebrate taking her husband's last name. We're still not sure exactly why the cake at said party so greatly symbolizes her name change, but Heather gets her frosted pink bow in a big twist when Alexis Bellino's friend, Sarah, eats a part of the bow before the cake is cut. Sarah apologizes, then calls Heather fake and pretentious before Heather hands her an Oreo cookie to satisfy her sugar craving. Who knew a cake with so much frosting could leave such a sour taste....
The Real Housewives of Orange County will return on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 9/8c, Bravo announced Monday.