The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 12 premiere aired on Monday night. The episode was titled “The Great Divide,” so who is feuding with who this year?
Back at it again
Vicki Gunvalson, aka “The O.G. of the O.C.,” returned for her 12th consecutive season on the hit Bravo reality series, along with RHOC veterans like Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador.
Newcomers Kelly Dodd and Meaghan King Edmonds also returned for their second season, while Bravo welcomed Lydia McLaughlin back after a three-season hiatus, the OC Register reported.
The Real Housewives of Orange County premiere kicked off with Tamra Judge meeting up with Lydia McLaughlin for a Bible study session at her home. Tamra broke down about her estranged relationship with her 18-year-old daughter, Sydney Barney.
Later on, Lydia meets up with Vicki, who Tamra is currently feuding with, for lunch to discuss a possible resolution between the two former friends.
Tamra makes a joke about Vicki accusing her husband, Eddie Judge, of being “gay,” saying, “My relationship with Eddie is great – when he’s not being gay.”
Gunvalson, who has been divorced twice, introduced her new boyfriend, Steve Chavez Lodge, to the Bravo viewers on the RHOC season premiere. Vicki’s daughter, Briana, who notoriously rejected her mother’s ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers, told her mom that she thought that Steve was good for her and kept her “calm.”
In her solo interview, Briana admitted that it was nice to feel like she actually liked one of her mother’s boyfriends.
Along with Bravo’s 100th housewife, Peggy Sulahian, joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Meghan King Edmonds is back with a new baby!
Meghan and her husband, Jim Edmonds, showed off their new baby girl, Aspen, and a brand new puppy. The OC housewife endured a lot throughout Season 11 and let viewers see her journey of getting pregnant through IVF.
Meanwhile, Shannon Beador welcomed the Bravo viewers back into her life and opened up about her recent struggle with weight gain, the Daily Mail reported.
Beador blamed Vicki Gunvalson and the accusations she made against her husband, David, for stressing her out, which she claimed was the reason for her significant weight gain.
So let’s just get to it. Yes, I have gained weight. A lot of weight. About 40 pounds to be exact. I have not had plastic surgery or fillers, it’s just plain and simple weight gain. There are multiple factors that have contributed to my size and it will be addressed this season on the show. To those people who intend to write cruel or derogatory comments to me, I want to let you know you will be blocked and the comment deleted. Gaining weight and trying to take it off is a struggle that most women will face at some point in their lives. I am hopeful that my fans and viewers of the show will be supportive of my journey. I am very grateful and thankful to those people that have already reached out to me with their kind thoughts. ❤️ Let the season begin…
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Shannon is seen making dinner for her kids and discusses her 40-pound weight gain and how “embarrassed” she was about her bigger body.
Gunvalson accused David Beador of being physically aggressive toward Shannon during Season 11.
Kelly Dodd, who joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County last season, is back at it again. Bravo caught up with the married mother of three, but her husband, Michael, and her daughter were nowhere to be seen.
Instead, Dodd was filmed talking to her live-in mother about vaginal rejuvenation. Kelly is on good terms with Vicki and was filmed stopping by her Coto Insurance office.
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However, it appears that Kelly has taken Vicki’s side in the feud with Tamra.
Will the ladies make amends this season, or will it be a season divided?
Will you be tuning in to watch the rest of Season 12 of The Real Housewives of Orange County? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
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