Heather Dubrow

Heather discusses her initial thoughts of the O.C. ladies and why she loved Tamra from the get-go.

on Feb 7, 20120

Life is funny, who knew going shopping for a new piece of land I would meet and become involved with a whole new group of friends. Terry and I are considering building a new house since the surprise arrival of our fourth child. Yes, it's ridiculous that in a house the size of ours there aren't enough bedrooms upstairs, but we designed the house for three kids!

So, I meet this incredibly blunt, cool, and authentic real estate agent Tamra. Like my agent John McMonigle, she's pretty well known around the OC but I had no idea how nice she would be, and we had an instant connection. I was amazed to learn how much she has gone through in the past couple of years and she seems to be transitioning to a very interesting and exciting phase of her life. Although I have a pretty tight group of Newport Coast friends, I was open to meeting Tamra's friends from a different part of the OC and was intrigued when she invited me to a party with her girlfriends. I accepted her invitation but I wanted to renege after she regaled me with scary stories of tossed wine and people being pushed into the pool!!! Nevertheless, not to be rude, I agreed to go. Oh dear. . .

As soon as I get there I'm met with an interesting mix of sharp women (Vicki) and those of shall we say, less than erudite variety. Eyes wide open however, I'm in for the evening. Let's see what happens.

89 comments
Deborah Whitney
Deborah Whitney

The actress, singer, sorry never heard of you...... As much class as the rest of the women on this show which really does not amount to very much at all. The one thing all the women of these real housewife shows have in common is that one drink and their true colors show. Hilarious that any of you would think you have anything to offer the world that is of any value!!!!

Nel
Nel

Hi, Heather: Nice to have you on the show. I must have a missed an espisode because the gentleman ( the younger man) who met you and Tamra at the property is not the same gentleman you introduced the ladies to as your husband at the paint shop luncheon. Both are very handsome men. Who is your husband? Thanks.

trendygirl
trendygirl

If you are so wealthy and a successful actress, why in the world would you want to be on a reality show?

johnny b.
johnny b.

I have watched the RHWOC and the only one that showed any smarts and that was Jo when she dumped that leech Slade

johnny b.
johnny b.

I have watched the RHWOC and the only one that showed any smarts and that was Jo when she dumped that leech Slade

shall04
shall04

Really??? I cant believe these coments, you guys are ridiculous...she looks so classy, not white trashy at all..with the fake boobs bleach blond hair it seems like thats all we have in the oc so far.. I like her so far....lets see what aspires from her:)

Andrea B
Andrea B

So far like Heather! Confused as to why they would build a whole NEW house when the one she has is AMAZING ...... wouldnt it be more economical to add an addition to her current house or transform another room into another bedroom??? Spending millions to build new. I guess I see the practicality in that ...... but I have never owned my own house and probably never will, would be thrilled with a $150,000 house that would probably fit into her current house entryway :( so it just breaks my heart when I see people unhappy with what they have.

Viewer Jody SLP
Viewer Jody SLP

You are classy, beautiful, and you do have it all. Keep up the good work. I love watching you on tues! You're the best!

pomMomMy
pomMomMy

The only housewife I like is Gretchen, at least she seems genuine. So far you seem like all the others, desperately holding on to your youth. Also, if you were an actress as you claim, you would do a little better with your "scripted" scenes. Very unconvincing compared to the other ladies who never had their own sitcom. Good luck, lol.

Beverly D
Beverly D

Heather,

Thanks for sharing your life with us. I must say you wanting a new house seems crazy in this economy but its none of my buz. Im just trying to help. Everyone better be careful with their money right now. I know I am. Im saving and saving, and ------------! Cant wait til Tuesday to watch you ladies!

BossLadyBlonde
BossLadyBlonde

Hope you had fun time filming. We can't wait to watch what unfolds this season!! Hope you spend some time answering questions for your fans on twitter & Facebook.

nisey78
nisey78

heather, I have to agree with some of the other comments in the fact that you actually set this up to meet Tamra as a way to get on the show. Gretchen used that same plot when her and her fiancé (may he RIP) met Jeana (another RHOC and real estate agent). There's nothing wrong with you wanting to be on a reality show (your personal choice), however dont lie about it. You cant tell us Bravo tv viewers that you absolutely knew nothing about these women and you live in the same area! Really? If you want to win viewer's hearts then start by telling the truth. On a positive note, you have cute kids. #thatisallfornow

Northerncalgal
Northerncalgal

Really you are cast on the show and you didn't watch any episodes??? You had no idea what Tamra's been going through...do you live under a rock? Wow...are you buying the stuff you're selling

Lindley
Lindley

Heather I watch O.C. N.J. and N.Y. and out of all of them I think you have the most class. I think you are funny and I hope you always remain that way. Please don't stoop down to their level.

Blondie8180
Blondie8180

Heather, you look great! You WERE a pretty big time sitcom actress so you can say you're an actress all you want. I'm excited to have someone with REAL CLASS on one of these shows!!!

KSue
KSue

You seemed nice on the first show, so welcome, it can't be easy joining this ensemble of women. Not sure why anyone would want to hang out with Tamra, she's a horrible person, haven't you ever seen the show?

RH of SD
RH of SD

I loved you from the first clip I saw of you! You have such a presence and confidence about you! Super classy and interesting. Anyone who says otherwise is intimidated. I think you are a wonderful addition to the group and I am excited to get to know more about you and your beautiful family. I absolutely send you strength because I am constantly amazed as to how much participating in a show like this, can open you up to things: good and bad. I can see you as being a balance for some of the drama that is bound to come around. Keep your head up!

Mama Kitty
Mama Kitty

Heather,

How unique that you chose the word erudite. We get it. You know what the word erudite means. Pluck up a dictionary and look up the word class.

Making fun of another person's intelligence level is not representative of class. It is, shall we say, mean.

Rebecca_in_Austin
Rebecca_in_Austin

This should be fun to watch....welcome to the show! Don't let all the crazy posters get to you!

shirley Ann
shirley Ann

Be careful.Beware of Tamara,she is a back-stabber,Gretchen is my favorite.........You will see in time,who is the nice one's..

zocola
zocola

Lucky you...pretty,rich and married well. Cannot wait to see what personality disorders that has given you. Already bragging that you need a new house for your new kid. The road to hell is paved with rich bitches.

New-to-Texas
New-to-Texas

heather, tamra will turn on you too. after she gets her commission check first. don't be fooled. she's a snake.

Viewer0072012
Viewer0072012

Fresh new pretty face! We already like u! Welcome to the show.

MsVigyal
MsVigyal

You seem very classy and down to earth yet extreemly smart. I think i will enjoy having a brunette on the show ;-) lets hear it for beauty and brains. btw all your tamra haters out there if she wasnt on RHOC the show would be so bla bla bla with just hair brain alexis and gretchen lol

momadanona
momadanona

Awww...that last post was pretty mean...so, I didn't want it to be the last one on here. I, in no way, thought you were arrogant on film and certainly not in your blog. It's sort of funny that those comments come from someone who calls themself Real and Fab...LOL No, that is not arrogant...LOL And wow!! Good job on those short sales Tamara! You've come a long way from sub-serviancy to your husband! Congratulations on your new child, a new home, and your new start at the OC. Honestly...Vickie has a strong work ethic and raised two great kids who seem to be following in her work ethics. Gretchen seems sweet and fun-spirited-and not fake in her up-bringing and where she comes from-that's genuine...and I enjoy her and Slade together. Tamara is wild and fun right now-but-wild and fun can have drama attached to it, too often. Alexis...hmmm....she can be over-sensitive which can be attached with drama, too. I hate to say it...but, I think she always seems to have something negative to say about most of the girls by picking things apart that they say and focusing too much on it, and though I want to like her...she strives to be too perfect...and it comes off as arrogant, un-settling watching her nervousness at moments over silly things. I thought her blog was arrogantand basically mocked Tamara and Gretchen trying to put aside their past issues.

Linda B
Linda B

Wow! The haters really love to come out of the gutter. You seem nice and I'm looking forward to what you will bring to the show!

blanca from SLO
blanca from SLO

So you never watched the show before? You act like all of these gals are new to you. Even if you didn't watch you must have known a little about them and the show to sign on.

mizmaestra
mizmaestra

hmmmmmmm....i know this thought is WAAAAAAAAAY out there but have you considered the possibility of one of your children SHARING a bedroom??? the carbon footprint of this would be a teensy weensy bit smaller than buying land and building another mcmansion, perhaps. insulated in a consumer bubble, to say the least.

Cristi M
Cristi M

I think you are gonna be the power girl!! Beautiful and Elegant. And I have seen you act I'm not sure what show but I recognize your face. What Tamera she is a very jealous person. She seems to be putting on a nice front this season, we'll see. Gretchen is the sweetes and the most real. I like Vicki too but she follows Tamera. Alexias not sure about her she beautiful and classy but jealous streek for sure. Handle them women, show them how the brunettes get down!

Vee Lu
Vee Lu

Heather they definately picked another calibur of woman to throw in this mixed bag. It is going to be mighty interesting seeing how you fit in with the rest of the ladies. Good luck!

Carolyn L
Carolyn L

I'm so happy you joined the cast! I watched every episode years ago of That's life....and was upset when it had gone off the air! I think you bring some freshness to this show! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the season!

hsa
hsa

Please, please, please do not insult the viewers intelligence. Obviously, you were cast for the show before the meeting between you, your real estate agent and Tamra (and the camera crew), and this was the set up to introduce you to the OC ladies. I liked what I saw of you on this episode, and I do think you are a nice contrast to the rest of the women, but I find your blog to be condenscending.

Priscilla Diaz Rasso
Priscilla Diaz Rasso

Hi Heather, Your new to the show so As viewers we don't know you yet. But I have to say I like what I see so far. Stick with Tamara she's something else. I love her she cracks me up with the words that come out of her mouth she tells it like it is. People cracking down on her need to keep the opinions to themselves. I have been watching this show from day one first season and couldn't wait till season seven!! I'm a die hard fan of Orange County Housewives who are "The Best Housewives" out there who started this whole thing. This season will be great you will have fun and enjoy your time The ladies argue but they get over it sooner or later. It's Orange County what's freakin not to like I love this city and everything around it!! Take care Oc's Number 1 fan!!!!

Nesh27
Nesh27

Oh yeah by the way Tamara is two faced so be careful.

Nesh27
Nesh27

Welcome to the show!!! Stay true to yourself.

missdixie
missdixie

Way to be judgemental right off the bat! Congrats!

HUGE FAN!!!!!!
HUGE FAN!!!!!!

Heather, Your show "That's Life" was one of my all time favorites! That was truly a quality program - the cast, the message, great all around! One of the housewives didn't know that you were an actress? Ellen Burstyn, Paul Sorvino, Kevin Dillon and Debi Mazar certainly do! Hopefully this marks your entrez back on the screen... here's hoping that a "That's Life" sequel will follow! Good Luck!

OCAlly
OCAlly

Wow! You got as warm of a welcome as Sarah. Sorry about that we all aren't as sharp tungued as some of these poster. I will say, do be careful of Tamra. She can be quite mean and not very truthful at times. But these episodes were taped quite sometime ago, so I betting you have already figured that one out. Welcome, and I hope to see more of you.

ViewerDL
ViewerDL

I think Tamra would be nice to anyone who might be a potential commission. It is obvious that Heather must not jave watched any of the prior season episodes. Tamra was nice the first year but not after that.

HunterGabs
HunterGabs

Please put Alexis in her place! We have been forced to watch her ignorance for too long! I never thought I would agree with Tamra, but I feel a showdown coming, and I know (since you are capable of putting two words together) that you will set her in her place! Let's just hope it is enough that she quit midseason, but she won't, it is the only thing that makes her or her family relevant...lol

marsha beaubien
marsha beaubien

So far, I like what I see. I would keep certain girls at arms length until you see a perfect fit with someone. Tamra has a good side ...and a bit of an evil side. She is blunt, but just be careful from the beginning. I think you will fit the best with Vicki because you are both very smart, intuitive people and you won't play games. Anxious to see how this season plays out.

OCfangirl
OCfangirl

Wow! That's a lot of instant hate and judgment based on one episode.

GreekGoddess
GreekGoddess

You should be an interesting addition to the group. Looking forward to the season.

Liz in KC
Liz in KC

Please be careful -- Tamra always has to have someone to pick on--Gretchen and now Alexis. Who knows, you could be next. Of course, she's salivating at the thought of getting a real estate commission off of you so she'll be nice for a while. She might be "authentic" but she's an authentic mean girl.

ViewerCarrie
ViewerCarrie

Already the bad mouthing...yep...you fit in with Vicki and Tamra. Don't forget broke Peggy.

New-to-Texas
New-to-Texas

Heather, everyone has liked Tamra initially. Until she gets jealous and starts talking about you behind your back. Tamra is very nice to you now because she wants you as a client and wants a commission check. So, of course she is polite and courteous to you at this point. However, that will likely change, especially if she breaks up with her meal ticket and is miserable again. If you're happy and Tamra is not happy, she will dog you. When Gretchen first came on the show it was embarassing to see Gretchen identify Tamra as her favorite, while the rest of us could see how Tamra dogged her to Vicki and others when Gretchen wasn't around. This was long before Tamra starting blaming a supposed phone call from an old boyfriend as why she didn't like Gretchen.

jllyinthemiddle
jllyinthemiddle

Watching the first episode I was racking my brain trying to figure out where I knew you from. I knew it was something I liked ...when I looked you up and saw your maiden name I remembered your show right away:"That's Life"...love, love, LOVED it. So glad to see you on TV. Can't wait to see how the season unfolds.