Simply weeks earlier than Bravo formally introduced that Taylor Armstrong, 51, can be becoming a member of the solid of The Actual Housewives of Orange County for the present’s seventeenth season, the Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills alum sat down with HollywoodLife for an EXCLUSIVE interview on our Actual Housewives podcast, Pay Consideration Puh-Lease! And through that interview on June 17, Taylor hinted a possible future on the present — one which has now turn into her new actuality.
We had requested her if she’s ever been approached about returning to RHOBH — she was an OG and a full-time housewife on that present for its first three seasons — and her reply was fairly attention-grabbing, when contemplating the information that broke on Monday, August 1.
“After I left Beverly Hills, I moved to Vail, Colorado, so I spent a couple of years there simply snowboarding and respiration and attempting to determine what to do subsequent with my life. After which, once I moved again, I selected to maneuver to Orange County. So I’m down right here with the OC women now,” she excitingly revealed, whereas selling her upcoming stint on Season 2 of Actual Housewives: Final Women Journey. And once we advised that she be a part of that present as a substitute of RHOBH, she mentioned, “That will be enjoyable.”
She didn’t inform us whether or not she was already in talks with Bravo about becoming a member of RHOC, however she did inform us a bit extra about who she’d wish to movie with. “I see Heather [Dubrow] periodically round city, and I simply love she and [her husband] Terry. So I feel that may be enjoyable to be on a present together with her. After which, after all, I see Vicki [Gunvalson] and Tamra [Judge]. And I’ve met Shannon [Beador] earlier than, however we don’t hang around or something,” she mentioned, which leads us to consider she could buddy up with Heather and butt heads with Shannon.
Then, once we advised that her friendship with Heather could possibly be her approach of becoming a member of the solid organically, she merely mentioned, “Proper?!”
Earlier in the present day, PEOPLE was first to report that Taylor Armstrong can be becoming a member of RHOC, making her the primary housewife to ever change to a different franchise. She’ll be becoming a member of Tamra Choose, who lately introduced her personal return to RHOC, Heather Dubrow, who made a return to the present final season, and returning favorites Shannon Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson.
Earlier than Season 2 of RHOBH premiered in 2011, Taylor filed for divorce from her husband of 6 years, Russell, citing bodily and verbal abuse. He later died by suicide on Aug. 15, 2011, only one month after their break up was introduced. She went on to marry legal professional John Bluhe, 64, in 2014, and so they stay in Orange County with Kennedy, her 16-year-old daughter from her marriage to Russell.