RHOC preview released: When does Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 premiere?

The cast of Season 13 of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Credit: Rebecca Boswell/Bravo

Season 13 of the Real Housewives of Orange County is coming up sooner than you might think! In anticipation of a much better RHOC season this time around, Bravo released the first look and the premiere date for the original Real Housewives show.

RHOC fans have something to get excited about because the Bravo series is headed back for Season 13 in July. With it comes series regulars Vicki Gunvalson, Shannon Beador, Kelly Dodd, and Tamra Judge.

Along with them will be two new ladies from the OC, with mother of five Emily Simpson shaking things up and Long Island native Gina Kirschenheiter also joining the cast.

In the RHOC preview released today, it looks like Kelly Dodd and Vicki Gunvalson will be dealing with the implosion of their friendship. Kelly can be seen telling Vicki, “You don’t know how to be a good friend” in the clip, with both women breaking down as their friendship seemingly breaks up.

That doesn’t make Kelly friendless, though. After both divorcing their husbands last year, she has managed to bond with Shannon Beador and the women have been seen out and about together in the time since. Now that Kelly and Shannon are both single, they’ve been able to support each other and bond.

Shannon is clearly having trouble completely walking away from her marriage to David. After 17 years of wearing her ring, she has a hard time taking it off. Kelly, on the other hand, is excited about her newfound freedom.

“You know why divorce is expensive?” Kelly says in the RHOC preview. “Because it’s worth it.”

Vicki and Tamra will spar after Tamra tells Steve Lodge that he needs to marry Vicki, putting extra pressure on their relationship. In another scene, Vicki makes it clear to Steve that she’s not pressuring him to tie the knot.

Tamra, who is the only married housewife from the returning cast, will share her fear about Eddie Judge’s health. After undergoing several procedures for an irregular heartbeat, Tamra is opening up on RHOC about her fear of losing her husband.

To catch up on Real Housewives of Orange County as we wait for the Season 13 premiere date, Bravo is airing a special The Real Housewives of Orange County: How They Got Here special tonight at 9 pm EST.

Season 13 of The Real Housewives of Orange County premieres on Bravo on July 16 at 9 p.m. EST. 

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