USMagazine, Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 6:00am (PST)
The Real Housewives of Orange County is getting juicier! The Bravo reality show will return for an eighth season premiering Monday, April 1, at 8 p.m. EST, Us Weekly can exclusively reveal.
Previous cast members Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi, Alexis Bellino and Heather Dubrow will return for new episodes. The season also welcomes a new star, Lydia McLaughlin. Along with her husband, McLaughlin owns and operates a high-end magazine highlighting the glamorous life of Southern California.
"If she's friends with Alexis, maybe she's not my kind of people," Dubrow says of McLaughlin, a self-proclaimed devout Christian.
Original Housewife Lauri Peterson also makes a surprising return, and reveals shocking information that rocks Rossi's world. Rossi, meanwhile, is ready to start a family with boyfriend Slade Smiley. "Now is the time to start having lots of sex and have babies," she laughs.