The ladies of the Real Housewives of Orange County (RHOC) are set to return to Bravo when season 8 premieres on April 1! Despite reports that “Jesus Barbie” Alexi Bellino would not return to the series, she is indeed a part of the season. Also returning are Tamra Barney, Vicki Gunvalson, Gretchen Rossi and Heather Dubrow. Former OC housewife Lauri Peterson will also stir up drama throughout the season.
A new housewife, Lydia McLaughlin, has been added to the mix. Lydia and her husband manage the ‘Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine.’ The mother of two says she puts her family and faith first, so it would make sense that she is an ally of Alexis.
My personal favorites from RHOC are Vicki (I met her once and it was life-changing. Look for the story in a future blog post) and Tamra and Heather. We can probably expect Tamra’s storyline to revolve around her pending nuptials with her fiancé Eddie. I’m also interested in seeing the drama play out with Vicki, her on-again-off-again boyfriend Brooks, and her daughter Brianna (who now has a healthy baby boy!) Since Vicki and Tamra are my favorites, I am hoping they are able to patch up their friendship during this season.
What are you most looking forward to during season 8 of RHOC? Let me know in the comments! If you’ve never watched before, there will be plenty of marathons on Bravo to get you caught up before the April 1 premiere! Check out the season 8 preview below.