The Real Housewives of Orange County Promo: Meet the Newbies!
In the OC, the line between love and hate, between loyalty and betrayal, completely disappears.
So teases the following trailer for the longest-running franchise on Bravo, as The Real Housewives of Orange County gets set to kick off Season 13 in just about a month.
Loyal fans of the series, of course, are aware that Meghan Edmonds and Lydia McLaughlin have left the program; either of their own volition or because they were fired, depending on who you ask.
In their place, executives have cast Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson, both of whom you can meet in the following photo then, of course, in the following trailer.
As for the women we've gotten to know and sort of love over the past few years?
On upcoming episodes, Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador will be working together to attempt and rebuild their friendship.
SPOILER ALERT, however: it will not be easy.
Adding intrigue and drama to the situation will be the fact that Kelly Dodd and Beador are both single and figuring out how to live life post-divorce.
("You know why divorce is expensive?" one Housewife says at one point. "Because it's worth it.")
Vicki will be hoping and praying that her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, will finally commit to her full-time, while Tamra will be concerned about her husband's health.
Many tears will be shed.
Many voices will be raised.
Many lame saying will be uttered and many women will fall flat on their faces, apparently.
As for the new faces?
Simpson is an Ohio native who works her way up to be a lawyer and party planner.
She has three kids of her own under the age of five, along with a pair of stepdaughters from her husband Shane’s previous marriage. So she has A LOT on her plate and isn't sure what to do with her life next.
Kirschenheiter is from Long Island and is somehow ALSO a mother of three kids under five.
She “keeps her expectations low and her patience high,” Bravo explained in the press release, as her husband works in Los Angeles during the week, often leaving her on her own with the kid.
Where will all of this lead?
There's just one way to start to find out.
Check out the trailer below in anticipation of the show's July 16 return.