Fernanda Rocha may not have been a full-on housewife on The Real Housewives of Orange County but she made an impression on viewers to the point where she returned for various scenes. Rocha is a Brazilian-born fitness instructor and she would hang around Tamra Barney and Lynne Curtin while the ladies worked out on previous seasons.
Shockingly, Fernanda Rocha told Lynne that she and Tamra Barney had shared a passionate kiss in a bathroom even though Barney was married to Simon at the time. It took Tamra some time but she later acknowledged the kiss, revealing that there was tongue involved. Even though Simon didn’t see that as cheating, it was obvious that Rocha had hoped for more as she appeared devastated by Tamra’s dismissals.
According to a new Bravo report, Fernanda Rocha has since moved on from The Real Housewives of Orange County but she hasn’t moved that far in terms of Tamra. Even though she recently married Eddie Judge, Barney is still connected to Rocha in one way: they work in the same space.
On The Real Housewives of Orange County, Fernanda Rocha revealed that she owned the Art of Fitness gym and juice bar with her ex-girlfriend, Marian Keegan. This was revealed years ago on the show long before Barney even thought about opening up a fitness studio. Now, she runs CUT Fitness with her husband, Eddie. Two fitness studios in Orange County can only be seen as competition.
But Fernanda Rocha may be one step ahead. She has released her workout DVD, Brazilian Booty Workout, and a line of workout gear under her Jiinga Fitness brand. Plus, Rocha is also the spokesperson and host for Vida Media’s Exercicios network.
In terms of the romance, The Real Housewives of Orange County guest-star Rocha appears to have moved on as well. Fernanda proposed to her girlfriend, Lesli Matta, and announced the news that they were now engaged in December of last year. It sounds like Tamra is far from Fernanda’s mind. But with a $600,000 paycheck from Bravo, Barney has other issues to deal with, according to The Inquisitr.
Fernanda Rocha was linked to Taylor Armstrong at one point as well. A few years ago, Rocha confirmed that she had kissed passionately with Armstrong after a fashion show and had exchanged some heated moments during dinner. This supposedly happened just four days prior to Russell Armstrong’s suicide.
What do you think of Barney opening a fitness studio that is competing with Fernanda Rocha’s business given their past?
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