Get ready to put nine lemons in a bowl, because our favorite OC ladies return for the eleventh season of Bravos Hit Show that started it all: The Real Housewives of Orange County! From Yacht Parties, to Facelifts and from Scandals, to lies; the premiere episode has it ALL! Here’s what to expect from each of the ladies when the show returns on Monday night…
Shannon starts the season wanting to make one thing clear: she’s done with the affair! As for whether this will stick or not remains to be seen. This doesn’t mean smooth sailing for the Beadors, who put their Crystal Cove Mansion back on the market. David and Shannon now struggle with where to move the family and how to manage their daughters who, as they grow up; are getting more and more out of hand. In terms of her place in the group, Shannon seems to be all buddy-buddy with her season nine enemies Heather and Tamra while having no interest in entertaining former BFF Vicki Gunvalson.
Tamra‘s back, but not much has changed or happened since we last saw her. We find out on the premiere that Tamra is training for some sort of fitness/body building competition that will be featured sometime later into the season. For now, Tamra is celebrating her three years with husband Eddie and continues to focus on her Fitness studio. However on the preview for episode two we see some issues with her son and his family life get introduced as Tamra goes against eddies wishes by getting involved while trying to help. When it comes to the other ladies, Tamra’s good with everyone and is more open to welcoming On again/Off again bestie Vicki back into the group.
Heather returns with a new mindset. During the off season, her husband had a major health scare that they’ve been dealing with privately. Thankfully it was something that really ended up being nothing and together they plan a yacht party to celebrate his well-being with those closest to them. While its made them stronger, she wishes he would cut back on his busy schedule and spend more time with the family. Terry’s health scare makes her want to move on from last years drama with Vicki and opens her up to new beginnings, but she struggles with not wanting to rock the boat by upsetting Shannon by bring Vicki back into the group.
Meghan‘s next, and there seems to be a few new things and changes for her. She and Jim purchased a new home in Newport and have started renovating it while also making the decision of expanding their family by having a baby together through IVF(because Jim had a vasectomy but froze his sperm). But just as Renovations start and Meghan begins the IVF process, Jim leaves for Florida where he is now coaching the Cardinals training; leaving Meghan to do all these things alone. To have someone to lean on, Meghan brings her mother to the OC and Relies on new friend Kelly; both of which have gone through the IVF process and offer their support.
There’s a new girl in town, and this one is setting off waves! Kelly, a wife and mother; is introduced as someone Meghan can rely on for a little fun and company while Jim is away. A fun girl from Scottsdale, Kelly used to vacation in southern California as a child and dreamed of living in the OC by the beach. Dream fulfilled. Kelly and her husband, Michael; live in a four story waterfront beach house in Corona Del Mar with their daughter Jolie(who Kelly is trying to keep off the pole), her mother and brother live with them as well. With a full house, it’s no wonder Kelly keeps full bar on each floor of her home. But it’s clear Kelly’s time on the show won’t be all Martinis by the beach, as she befriends Vicki against Meghan’s wishes and starts her time on the on the wrong foot with another housewife.
Last but most OG is Vicki and how she moves on from the chaos her life has been since last year. Brooks is 100% out of the picture for Vicki but she still hasn’t had much communication or contact with the other ladies, leaving her stuck either alone in her Coto De Caza home or at work. But with Brooks out, Briana comes back into the picture as she begins the process of moving back into Orange County from Oklahoma. After accepting Heathers invitation to the Yacht Party, she meets and quickly hits it off with newbie Kelly, someone she has some sort of past connection or mutual friend with. But how Vicki moves forward with the other ladies is yet to be seen, the episode ends with a sincere apology from Vicki to Another housewife, will she be open and accepting, or demand more from the OG of the OC?
Tune in Monday night at 9pm EST to see…