12:42 AM EDT 07/23/2014
Originally posted 05/20/2013 12:00PM
When Lydia McLaughlin was offered the chance to join the eighth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County she leapt at the chance.
But now, just halfway through her maiden season, she admits that she may have been a bit naïve when she climbed aboard the reality TV ranks.
"It is more difficult than I thought it would be!" she told PEOPLE while attending Corolle's Adopt-a-Doll event in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Originally posted 04/24/2013 07:00PM
He said yes!
Slade Smiley is engaged to his longtime girlfriend and Real Housewives of Orange County costar, Gretchen Rossi, 34, after she recently proposed, PEOPLE has confirmed.
The popping of the question will be televised on Bravo's hit show.
"They're really happy about getting married," a source tells PEOPLE of the pair. "Gretchen always does everything out of the box, so no one is too surprised she was the one who proposed. She really wants kids with Slade, so that was a big motivator."
Originally posted 04/04/2013 11:25AM
Get new nose. Check. Get new cheeks. Check. Tell Mom. Oops.
Vicki Gunvalson's own mother didn't even know her Real Housewives of Orange County star daughter had gone under the knife until she saw the new look on the show.
"And she saw me right after surgery," Gunvalson told PEOPLE Wednesday at the Bravo upfronts for TV writers in New York City.
Originally posted 04/02/2013 04:30PM
It's a whole new Vicki Gunvalson!
Bravo's original Housewife returned to the airwaves Monday night on the season 8 premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County. And she looks a little different.
"I'm all about renovating everything right now, whether it's my body or my home," she said on the show. "And I decided, what can I do to build my self-esteem?"
So, she revealed, she got a nip and a tuck from costar Alexis Bellino's plastic surgeon.
"I did some cartilage reconstruction on my nose," she said. "I had some fat injected in the upper part of my cheeks so I don't have any more wrinkles. And I did a little chin implant."
Originally posted 11/13/2012 06:00AM
Hot in Orange County!
Real Housewives of Orange County Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney and Gretchen Rossi visited the set of Hot in Cleveland on Friday in support of castmate Heather Dubrow's guest role.
Joined by fiancé Eddie Judge, Barney arrived at 5 p.m. with Gunvalson but Rossi and boyfriend Slade Smiley were an hour late.
"The ladies seemed to be having a good time in the audience greeting fans," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Tamra even got up to dance with a fellow audience member between takes."
And although they may feud on the Bravo reality show, the women couldn't have been more supportive of Dubrow.
"All the girls cheered and clapped for Heather every time she was on set," the source says.
When the taping ended, the Housewives came down to the stage to greet the cast and pose for pictures on set.
"They were overheard saying they were all going to dinner to celebrate Heather's guest role," the source adds.
Getting ready to watch Heather's sitcom appearance of "Hot in Cleveland— Vicki Gunvalson (@vgunvalson) November 10, 2012
Originally posted 09/24/2012 03:15PM
The Real Housewives of Orange County will be down a wife when it comes back for season 8.
Cast member Alexis Bellino tells PEOPLE in a statement that she will no longer be a part of the Bravo show.
"After three seasons of appearing on The Real Housewives of Orange County, I have made the difficult decision not to return for season 8," she says.
"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."
Originally posted 07/09/2012 09:00AM
The Real Housewives of Orange County ended on an explosive note with former friends Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson erupting into a screaming match in the season 7 finale.
Well, the end was just the beginning.
In an exclusive first look at the upcoming two-part reunion special, which airs July 10 (9 p.m. ET) and July 16 (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo, the ladies appear to be at each other's throats – again.
And besides getting attacked by a bird, host Andy Cohen will be asking questions of all five women on the following topics:
Originally posted 06/27/2012 10:10AM
There's one thing that always stays the same on The Real Housewives of Orange County: change.
On Tuesday's season finale, former "friends, soul mates, sisters" Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson had a heated screaming-match at Heather Dubrow's name-changing party that seems to have ruptured their friendship for good.
Of course, that could change. After all, last season Tamra and Gretchen Rossi were at each other's throats, and this season they're pals who can't stop exchanging gifts.
Originally posted 04/09/2012 12:55PM
Originally posted 03/06/2012 11:15PM
There is another Real Housewives wedding in the works!
Orange County star Tamra Barney is engaged, a source tells PEOPLE.
The reality star, 43, and her boyfriend of two years, Eddie Judge, 38, "are so excited right now and can't wait to be married," says the source.
The ups and downs of her previous marriage to Simon Barney, which were well documented on the Bravo series, ended in divorce in 2010.
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