'Real Housewives of Orange County' Adds Actress Heather Dubrow to Balance Out the Blondes
Gina Pusateri
Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
After ending season six with a cocktail cat fight, our favorite OG OC housewives are back, and they're adding a little color to the drama. And by color, we mean someone whose locks are a shade other than peroxide blonde.

Today, Bravo announced that Heather Dubrow would be joining the cast of Real Housewives of Orange County.

"Mostly everyone I really, really like. I think there's maybe one person that I haven't figured out yet," Heather said in the first preview for season 7. Three guesses says it's Vicki.

Heather, a former actress with TV credits including the CBS series That's Life in the early 2000s, is replacing former housewife Peggy Tanous, who left due to "negative energy of certain cast members."

Heather's has been married to Terry Dubrow, a plastic surgeon who has appeared on makeover reality shows The Swan and Bridalplasty, for 12 years. A real housewife married to a plastic surgeon, who would've thought? Her Bravo bio notes that "Heather is proud of the fact that other than a little Botox and filler, she's never had plastic surgery."

The Dubrows have four children -- two 8-year-old twins, a 5-year-old and a 10-month old -- and live in Newport Beach.

"Well, we have a lot going on this year," Dubrow says in the preview. "I think, first of all, we spent six years from the time we bought our lot to the time we moved in after building our dream home. And then I got pregnant, surprisingly. So we're trying to figure out whether we're going to stay, or sell it and build a new home. So we're in a little bit of a transitional period."

Heather is currently a stay-at-home-mom, but the actress, who also has stand-up comedy and beauty pageants on her resume, has joined the Housewives at a time when she hopes to get back into show business. "I am trying sort of re-emerge into acting and back into my career a little bit and trying to balance it with my kids," she says in the preview.

But what about the drama that Dubrow will bring into the mix? Her bio promises us that more than her haircolor will clash with her new castmates: "Heather brings a little East Coast panache to the wives by introducing them to art classes and champagne bowling. But, it's not long before Heather's East Coast attitude turns some of her new friends into enemies -- especially when it comes to Alexis."

Speaking of the other 'wives, Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino are also looking forward to another eventful season. Vicki is still finalizing her divorce from Donn, and Grechen and Tamra are finally going to try to "bury the hatchet" and become friends.

Right. We'll believe that when we see it.

Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer

(Image courtesy of Bravo)