Tamra Barney’s granddaughter will make her Real Housewives of Orange County debut later this year on Bravo. According to a new report, the newborn baby is legally able to be filmed for the series after her parents came to an agreement with the network.
On February 16, Reality Tea revealed Barney recently shared a photo of her new granddaughter, Ava, along with a photo of her Bravo contract.
“The picture features precious Ava, still not a week old, with a Real Housewives of Orange County contract. Of course the wee one will be filmed for the reality series!”
Although it is unclear whether or not the child’s birth, or the moments leading up to it, will be a part of season 10, fans are sure to be seeing plenty of Ava when the show’s 10th season begins.
“3 days old and she just signed her first contract. #babystar. Lights camera action #RHOC,” Barney captioned the Instagram photo.
As the Inquisitr reported, Tamra Barney’s son, Ryan Vieth, and his fiancée, Sarah Rodriguez, welcomed their first child together (the first child for Vieth and the fourth daughter for Rodriguez) earlier this month.
In an interview with E! News, Barney gushed over the new addition.
“Ava is absolutely beautiful. She has her mother’s big eyes and her dad’s chubby cheeks. We are so in love with her. Mommy and baby are both doing great.”
Tamra Barney and the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County have been filming the series’ upcoming 10th season for the past few weeks, and according to reports, they are doing so with two new housewives, Meghan King Edmonds and Katie Hamilton.
On season nine of The Real Housewives of Orange County, tension between Barney and her former friend, Vicki Gunvalson, reached an all-time high. While the two are often seen on good terms on the show, things between them have been rocky for the last couple of seasons, and fans will likely see the same when the show returns.
Following the season nine reunion, Barney and Gunvalson cut ties completely and remained estranged until filming on season 10 began. Then, in a surprising turn of events, Barney reached out to Gunvalson after hearing about the passing of her mother.
In an Instagram post last week, the new grandmother told her on-again, off-again friend she loved her like a sister and expressed her desire to meet with Gunvalson when she returned home from the hospital.
Tamra Barney will return to Bravo later this year. A premiere date for The Real Housewives of Orange County has yet to be announced.
[Photo via Instagram]