Is Gretchen Rossi Returning to 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' for Season 12?
Is Gretchen Rossi Returning to 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' for Season 12?
DeanBextor
DeanBextor
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Fans of The Real Housewives of Orange County might be getting a huge blast from the past when the Bravo series returns for its 12th season. As Bravo exec Andy Cohen teased, the new season will feature some old housewives returning and apparently Gretchen Rossi is one of them.



"Gretchen Rossi is returning for Season 12 as a 'friend' and she has already filmed scenes with Vicki [Gunvalson] and Kelly [Dodd]," an insider told Radar Online.

After The Real Housewives of Orange County season 11 ended, Vicki and Kelly were reportedly teaming up against Tamra Judge over claims that she was trying to get Vicki booted from the show. While Tamra got closer with Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds, Vicki's friendship with Kelly and Gretchen also got tighter.

"Obviously Gretchen was brought back on to finish what she started with Tamra. With Vicki and Kelly by her side, she is more ready than ever to take Tamra down," the source told Radar.

Gretchen starred on The Real Housewives of Orange County from seasons four to eight and has been rumored of a possible return to the Bravo series for the past few years. Since leaving reality TV, she has been busy focusing on her line of  handbags and makeup. 

"They've already asked me to come back and do some stuff," Gretchen said last year. "I never say never, but at this point I have a lot of great projects going on in my life and I'm excited about moving on to the next thing. At this point, they'd have to pay me a lot of money!"

As reported previously, Kelly Dodd and Lydia McLaughlin have already been confirmed for season 12.

Do you really think Gretchen is coming back? How do you feel about it?


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