Heather Dubrow hasn’t exactly had the time of her life on The Real Housewives of Orange County but things are about to change in the upcoming tenth season of the Bravo reality series. The 46-year-old actress admits that she felt like an outsider since joining the cast in season 7 and this apparently brought an uncharacteristic side of her last season.

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“I came in not knowing anyone. I came from the scripted world, and I was very uncomfortable doing reality,” Dubrow tells People. When I first started the show, I was very buttoned-up and very reserved. It’s really been an evolution for me in the group and on the show.” 

“I was very tired, and I didn’t see the other girls a lot. I felt very isolated,” she added. “I was really angry last year, and I wasn’t sure why. I think that’s why.” 

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Dubrow’s solution to dealing with her anger? She focused on family.  

“I need to be in charge of the family and our marriage and make sure everyone is functioning, and then I’ll have my time again,” she said. “You need to make those critical decisions, and it made me such a happier person, and it allowed me [to] relax.”

Now eager to step back into the spotlight, Dubrow claims that RHOC fans will get to know the real Heather this season. 

“Of course every season has been me, but I would say I have felt more like myself this season than any other season,” she revealed. “The audience will see a lot of my personality that they haven’t seen before, and I’m probably more of who I really am.” 

“When I joined the show … I really went into it blindly and now, after four years, I have real relationships. I think it’s going to be interesting,” she added.

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Dean Bextor

Staff Writer, BuddyTV