Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County” cattily returns for its seventh season on Feb. 7 (9/8c), and there’s a new rich chick on the block…and she’s not blonde! Shut. Up.
Aside from original castmates Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi, and Alexis Bellino wreaking their usual havoc behind the suburban gates of SoCal’s exclusive community, former actress and now stay-at-home hot mama Heather Dubrow is introduced to the clique. No big surprise, the brunette isn’t immediately welcomed with open arms—and that’s despite her hubby being a big-time Newport plastic surgeon.
As for the rest of the season, expect to see: Vicki cozying up to her new love amid divorcing her old love, Don; Tamra and Gretchen attempting to be friends, (which directly causes Vicki and Slade to freak out); Tamra trying to figure out whether she wants to take her relationship with new man Eddie to the next level; Gretchen becoming a Pussycat Doll in Vegas(?!); and Alexis venturing out into the daring world of independence from her overbearing hubby! (We’ll leave it up to her to talk about her new “God-given” schnoz job.)
For those of you who need a refresher on what the heck happened to Season 6’s holistic new gal, Peggy Tanous, she claimed via her Facebook page in October that she quit the show due to “the negative energy of certain cast members” (cough, cough, Alexis) and “being forced to have ‘dramatic’ confrontations.”
We hope newbie Heather knows what she signed up for.
Season 7 of the “Real Housewives of Orange County” airs Feb. 7 on Bravo at 9/8c.