'The Real Housewives of Orange County' Returns for Season 4 Tonight
The ladies are back for tonight’s season premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo, airing at 10pm.  Once again, they prove that nothing is better than the original cast, as four of them return for another installment.  However, the show introduces a new housewife to the classic territory.

For this season, Tamra Barney, Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough and Lauri Peterson are joined by 30-year-old Gretchen Rossi.  Though she appears to be an intimidating force with her dazzling looks, the rest of the ladies maintain their poise and balanced lifestyle.  Other, even greater, challenges need to be confronted and the housewives keep on juggling their way to success. 

As they come to terms with their past issues, the ladies find it necessary to overcome epic disputes to uphold their reputations.  Vicki faces difficulties with her marriage to Don, as she focuses on building her insurance empire.  The stay-at-home mom, Tamra, continues to work out her relationships – starting from her estranged dad to her demanding 21-year-old son, Ryan. 

Meanwhile, Jeana copes with emotional separation from her husband, Matt, while figuring out what she should do next.  Lauri, on the other hand, is trying her best to live a blissful, fairytale life.  Even so, issues with her son, Josh, might hinder her dreams from coming true. 

Also, being the newest housewife on the block, Gretchen causes complications for the tight circle of friends.  Adding to the number of blondes on the series, she is spoiled rotten by her fiancé, Jeff, who keeps showering her with gifts and diamonds.  But the drama has just begun.  Things turn devastating when we find out that Jeff has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia.  Gretchen does her best to stand by him, even though the other ladies won’t support her that easily. 

Exploring the cast on a deeper level, The Real Housewives of Orange County will bring fans more heartbreaking and whirlwind stories that could transform the way we look at women.  Secrets will unfold and realities will dawn, proving that being a wife, mother and daughter is anything but simple. 

Don’t forget to catch the fourth season premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County tonight at 10pm on Bravo. 

-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: Bravo
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