'The Real Housewives of Orange County' reportedly adding two new cast members
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/24/2013
The Real Housewives of Orange County is reportedly adding two new cast members to the reality series' ninth season.
Elizabeth Rovsek and Shannon Beador are joining The Real Housewives of Orange County following the departures of Alexis Bellino, Gretchen Rossi and Lydia McLaughlin, Us Weeklyreported.
Rovsek and Beador will reportedly star alongside returning cast members Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney and Heather Dubrow next season.
Rovsek is a former model and pageant queen who's been married to Orange County real estate executive Christian Rovsek for four years. She reportedly has her own business, Sun Kitten Swimwear by Lizzie, and the couple have two sons together named Preston and Kingston.
Beador, a California native, is married to construction mogul David Beador and they have three kids together. The pair live in Newport Beach's Bonita Canyon neighborhood, according to Us.
McLaughlin decided to leave the show after only one season, claiming there's "no epic story" behind her departure. She joined the cast for Season 8. Rossi has appeared on The Real Housewives of Orange County since its fourth season, while Bellino became a cast member of the show for Season 5. Rossi and Bellino were reportedly fired from the series.
Bravo has yet to officially announce the Season 9 return of The Real Housewives of Orange County.