The one that started it all in 2006. The show that Bravo tried to replicate to other cities and therefore making Real Housewives franchises is back for Season 9!
The OG of the OC Vicki and her accomplices return without the likes of Gretchen Rossi, Alexis Bellino and Lydia McLaughlin to kick around this year. Congratulations are in order for Lydia, as she’s recently announced to be pregnant with her third child!
This season, long term friendships are put to the ultimate test (why would we expect anything less?!) as veteran Housewives Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge and Heather Dubrow are joined by two new ladies — the quirky yet fearless Shannon Beador and the opinionated former beauty queen Lizzie Rovek. The new housewives come in strong to shake up the status quo with their fresh attitudes and bold opinions. A new friend of the housewives, Danielle Gregorio, also finds herself caught up in the drama going down behind the gates of SoCal’s wealthiest community.
Born and raised in Southern California, Shannon Beador joins the cast this season bringing her unflinching honesty and unconventional ways. She adheres to a holistic lifestyle, keeping her house a toxic free zone with a hospital grade air filtration system and no wi-fi. Her three daughters, 12-year-old Sophie and 9-year-old twins, Stella and Adeline have never eaten cheddar cheese because of the orange dyes. Shannon spends her free time with her energy specialist and a Feng Shui advisor trying to rid herself of any built up anger and resentment. Her 13-year marriage has recently hit a rough patch as she and her husband David struggle to find balance between work, the kids and each other.”
Living blocks away from Tamra in Ladera Ranch, Lizzie Rovsek brings her captivating combination of charm, sex appeal, and intelligence to Orange County. A former Miss Kentucky, Lizzie is a beauty pageant judge and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of acting. Now she is busy raising two boys under the age of four while juggling her husband, Christian, and her career as the owner and designer of Sun Kitten Swimwear. Lizzie is from a large family and is contemplating having a third child, hopefully a girl, but is torn between her career aspirations and growing her family.
The newest friend of the housewives, Danielle Gregorio, moved to Orange County 10 years ago and lives in Villa Park. She has two kids, ages seven and five, with her husband Joe, who she has known since childhood, and a 15-year-old son from a previous relationship. She is the Partner and Principle Designer for Danielle Kaye Design. A co-founding member of the charity Heels2Heal-OC, helping underprivileged, critically-ill, abused women and children. Danielle holds her opinions close to her vest, but when she speaks out, she’s brash and brutally honest.
Season 9 and cast information was complied from BravoTV.com
Season 9 begins Monday, April 14th. Stars99 has graciously agreed to recap this Season and HydrangeaHussy will blog the cast blogs!