RHOC Lands First Official Crossover Amid Cast Shakeup

A “Real Housewives” star is formally becoming a member of a brand new “Real Housewives” franchise.

On August 1, 2022, People journal confirmed that Taylor Armstrong has signed on to hitch the brand new season of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” some 10 years after she left “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

Armstrong would be the first “Real Housewives” stars to hitch one other franchise within the historical past of the sequence. She was part of “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” season 2 and chatter that she’d return as a full-time Housewife was plentiful all through her time on the show.

Armstrong moved from Beverly Hills to Orange County within the years following her RHOBH exit. She lives a comparatively quiet life together with her husband, John Bluher, whom she married in 2014, and her daughter, Kennedy, who’s in highschool.

Here’s what it’s good to know:

Armstrong’s Return Was Confirmed About a Week After Tamra Judge Announced Her Return to RHOC

Since transferring to Orange County, Armstrong has developed relationships with each Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson. She was excited to be part of RHUGT: Ex Wives Club together with her two buddies and the three bought alongside nice all through their week at Bluestone Manor.

On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, Judge’s return to the franchise was confirmed.

“The Judge is again and drama is in session,” she mentioned on “Watch What Happens Live.”

“Ladies and gents, it is true Tamra Judge is returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County‚Ķ Welcome again, Tamra,” WWHL host Andy Cohen mentioned.

Her official announcement got here days after former “Real Housewives of New York” star Jill Zarin spilled the beans on her Instagram Stories. This brought about a little bit of a feud between Judge and Zarin, since Judge needed the chance to share the information herself.

“Breaking information. Like, as a result of it is confirmed by her. It occurred yesterday. And Tamra is coming again and, , my good friend Vicki will not be blissful,” Zarin mentioned on her Instagram Stories on July 16, 2022.

Judge responded on her personal feed. “Hey guys, I’ve an enormous announcement: Jill is the thirstiest b**** I’ve ever met,” Judge mentioned in a video shared to her Instagram Stories and on her Twitter account.

Armstrong’s Deal to Return Comes After 2 Other Stars Announced Their Departure

In early July 2022, Noella Bergener and Jen Armstrong each introduced that they’d be returning for an additional season of RHOC.

“After a wild season of ups and downs, I can’t be returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County. I’m so grateful to Bravo, Andy Cohen, and Evolution Media for giving me this unbelievable platform to share my story. Thank you to all the followers for all the love and assist throughout fairly probably the toughest 12 months of my life. I’m trying ahead to brighter skies forward, and might’t wait to share what’s subsequent,” Bergener wrote on her Instagram Stories.

“I liked opening up about being a working mother on Real Housewives of Orange County. I’m so grateful to have had the privilege to speak about my father, my children, and an actual trendy relationship on nationwide tv. My household and my work are crucial features of my life, so I’m stepping away from RHOC and specializing in them,” learn Armstrong’s announcement, partly.

Fans began questioning what would turn into of the franchise with the lack of two cast members, and Bravo did not waste any time filling these positions.

As it stands, Season 17 will characteristic Judge, Armstrong, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter, and Emily Simpson.


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