Popular 'Real Housewives of Orange County' Star Not Returning for New Season
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Jeana Keough, who some say is the only tolerable lady on Real Housewives of Orange County, is not returning to the Bravo reality show, as dished out by her partner-in-crime and fellow Orange County housewives Tamra Barney to RadarOnline.com.  The 53-year-old Milwaukee, Wisconsin-native is a former Playboy Playmate of the Month during her heyday in the 1980s.

Another website, which specializes in Real Housewives of Orange County gossip, has confirmed that Keough and her family could not come to terms with Bravo over contract negotiations.  Barney related the news during the celebration of her 11-year wedding anniversary with husband Simon.

The new season of The Real Housewives of Orange County is set to begin taping its fifth season, and Keough has starred in the first four seasons.  To fill in the gap, the network is reportedly on a look-out for a new cast member or two to join the team.

Indeed, according to the casting call, Bravo is looking for "outgoing, exciting, strong, focused women who reside in South Orange County and want to share their lives with us... The women will have busy lives, involvement with the community, strong work ethic, an active social calendar and an enjoyment of the good life."

The realtor legally separated from her second husband former major league pitcher Matt Keough in season 3. The couple has three kids, Shane, Kara, and Colton. In the season, Colton became the only child living consistently at home.  Shane started playing minor league baseball out of state, while former child actor Kara was preparing to head to UC Berkeley.

Keough also started dating during this season.   This continued on to the fourth season, with family friend Uncle Richie playing a father figure to Colton (remember prom?). The downturn of the real estate industry was also heavily featured last season, showing how the current recession has affected high-end realtors such as Keough.  Season 4 wrapped up in late February.

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Radar Online
(Image courtesy of Bravo)