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Gretchen Rossi Had an Unexpected Reunion with These Former Housewives

Gretchen recently caught up with a RHONJ alum and a former RHOC mom. "Fun afternoon catching up with girlfriends!"

By Joshua Espinoza
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Gretchen Rossi proved this on February 2, when she reunited with not one, but two of her fellow Housewives alums: The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Jacqueline Laurita and her former The Real Housewives of Orange County castmate Peggy Tanous. Gretchen, who left the RHOC after Season 8, posted a photo of the trio sitting at a Newport Beach restaurant along with her good friend Brandi Drawe Vanderbeek. 

“Fun afternoon catching up with girlfriends!” she captioned the post. “[Peggy] ((who came in from Texas) and [Jacqueline] who moved here from New Jersey this last year, and sweet [Brandi].”

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Gretchen Rossi, Peggy Tanous, and Jacqueline Laurita reunite in the OC

Peggy also documented the get-together on Instagram and preemptively shut down speculation she was returning to California.

“I got my girls! [Gretchen’s] in the house! Jacqueline’s in the house!” she said in the clip. “Orange County style... just for the weekend! Don’t worry, I didn’t move back! Sorry, y’all.”

“Not yet,” Jacqueline replied with a laugh.

Peggy Tanous reveals why she was visiting the OC

Grethen Peggy Jac Hangout

Peggy, who appeared on RHOC Season 6, said she was in Southern California for a family function and decided to get a breast exam while she was in town. Gretchen accompanied Peggy to OC Breast Wellness in Fountain Valley, where they each received an ultrasound. The former spoke about the appointment in another Instagram Story, saying she was grateful that Peggy was keeping her on track.

“It’s super important that we get our breasts examined and looked at,” Gretchen said. “I’m excited that my girlfriend Peggy’s in town and she’s helping to get me to these appointments. It’s good having a friend that's all about health and will encourage you to do these things.” 

Jacqueline Laurita relocates to the OC years after leaving New Jersey

Jacqueline left the Garden State in 2019 and moved to Nevada along with her husband, Chris Laurita, and their two sons CJ and Nicholas. The former Jersey ’Wife said she was excited for the new chapter, as she had a lot of family in the Las Vegas area.

Fast-forward to March of 2023, when Jacqueline announced she was leaving Nevada and headed to the OC. She spoke about the relocation during an appearance on Namaste B$tches, a podcast series hosted by RHONJ OG Teresa Giudice.

“We’re going there because [Chris] just expanded his office [and] opened a new place in the OC,” she said before revealing if she had any interest in joining the RHOC cast. “No, I would not. I’m so done with reality TV like that.”

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