The season 13 premiere of the Real Housewives of Orange County is just a few short weeks away, and it looks like the season will be full of drama thanks to both the returning cast members and the newbies. Bravo just released a trailer for the upcoming season, and it looks like there is a lot going on between Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd, since Gunvalson is a little too close to Dodd’s ex-husband, Michael.
“Kelly is out of control since her split and her partying hasn’t slowed down either,” revealed a Radar Online source. “Vicki is so overdramatic and although she says she is done, she is never really done.”
Insiders also claim that Shannon Beador is also bringing the drama after she divorced her cheating ex-husband, David. She reportedly breaks down multiple times over the end of her 17-year marriage and gets into fights with almost every cast member.
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The other returning cast member, Tamra Judge – who in past seasons has been in the thick of the drama – appears to be more laid back and low-key this season while focusing on her husband Eddie Judge’s health problems. In the past six months, he has undergone five heart procedures.
The season 13 sneak preview also introduced fans to the two new cast members – Emily Moore Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter. And both women appear to be ready to make a name for themselves right away.
Simpson explains in the trailer that she is an attorney and “not your typical housewife.” While Kirschenheiter fights with Beador and tells her, “You sound stupid! I don’t do stupid.”
Insiders say that Simpson is already acting like the world revolves around her and she owns the show, but they describe Kirschenheiter as being “boring.” The source explains that she doesn’t “mesh well” with the other women, and she is “trying too hard.” Producers should reportedly be cutting her scenes because she isn’t coming across as interesting.
As for Gunvalson, she recently appeared on The Domenick Nati Show and talked about her feud with Dodd. She says that they eventually worked things out, but Dodd did have hurt feelings. She also said that the audience will probably be split when it comes to whose side they are on.
The feud started after Gunvalson and her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, went on a double date with Dodd’s ex-husband and his new girlfriend. But Gunvalson says she did not betray her co-star.
Gunvalson also talked about Kirschenheiter and Simpson and admitted that she doesn’t enjoy shooting with newbies because they aren’t very genuine. Instead, they are trying to stay on the show and make a name for themselves.
Kelly Dodd and the rest of the ladies return for Season 13 of the Real Housewives of Orange County Monday, July 16th on Bravo.