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Heather Dubrow Shares How She Really Feels About Taylor Armstrong Joining RHOC

Plus, find out if Heather would ever trade RHOC for RHOBH now that she has an apartment in Los Angeles.

By Allison Crist

Several years after departing The Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra Judge is officially back for Season 17 — and she’s bringing a couple pals with her, including Taylor Armstrong. Fans of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are naturally thrilled that the alum is joining in a friend role, but it turns out the same can’t exactly be said for Tamra’s castmate Heather Dubrow.

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RHOC’s highly anticipated Season 17 trailer showed Heather and Taylor at odds, and in one particularly tense scene, Heather tells her, “For you to s--t talk my career? F--k you.”

What’s more, Heather admitted at BravoCon 2022 that she “didn’t have that good a time” with the new friend. “But I do like Taylor,” she clarified, with Taylor adding, “We’re working on it.”

The press release shared even more insight into the potential feud: “As Taylor pursues an acting career and is offered her first movie role, she seeks coaching and advice from Heather. However, Taylor feels slighted when Heather dismisses her offer to be a part of the cast, causing a tidal wave of discussions within the group about Heather’s character and an epic showdown about IMDB credits.”

Taylor isn’t the one Heather has beef with, though. She recently told Page Six that she had a “difficult” time with Tamra’s return to RHOC, but she’s not ruling out the possibility of a reconciliation just yet. “I really hope that it’s the way that I remember it, and I hope by the end that there can be some resolve for everyone,” Heather explained. “It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.”

Regardless, Heather is ultimately glad that Tamra is once again an orange holder. As she put it, “I was excited that Tamra was coming back. Tamra is [The Real Housewives of] Orange County. She really is, and she’s been on the show for so long and she’s added so much to the show. And I think will continue to do so for as long as she’s on.”

When it comes to Heather’s own role on RHOC, some fans are curious if she’d ever make the switch to RHOBH considering she and her husband, Dr. Terry Dubrow, recently bought a penthouse in Los Angeles. Her response? “All I can say is all things are possible.”

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The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 17 premieres on Wednesday, June 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo. Episodes will be available the next day on Peacock. Catch up on past seasons of RHOC on Peacock and the Bravo app

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