Change is in the air in the O.C.
In response to the major cast shakeup following Season 8 of “Real Housewives of Orange County,” which included the departures of longtime cast members Alexis Bellino and Gretchen Rossi and the exit of one-season-wonder Lydia McLaughlin, the series is beginning to rebuild.
Us Weekly reports that two new wives will be throwing back wine with remaining stars Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney and Heather Dubrow. Who are these newbies? Elizabeth Rovsek and Shannon Beador.
Rovsek (who goes by “Lizzie”), is a former model who was crowned Miss Kentucky USA in 2002. She runs her own business, Sun Kitten Swimwear by Lizzie, which creates “high-end, special occasion designer swimsuits,” according to the company’s website. Married to OC real estate executive Christian Rovsek since 2009, she has two sons, Preston and Kingston.
Beador, married to construction mogul David Beador, is a California native with three children. She lives in a massive home in Newport Beach’s Bonita Canyon neighborhood.
Bravo has yet to officially announce Season 9 of “RHOC,” but the series is expected to return in 2014.