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The Real Housewives of Orange County: Franchise Gets First Lesbian Cast Member

January 28, 2011 03:00 PM by Paula_Kosowski

Lynn Curtin is leaving Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County. Her replacement housewife, Fernanda Rocha, will be the first lesbian cast member for the franchise. Keep reading to meet the new housewife…

Bravo’s website reports Lynn Curtin will not return to “The Real Housewives of Orange County” next season.

According to Yahoo!, Lynn’s replacement, lesbian fitness instructor Fernanda Rocha, will be the first gay lead cast member for “The Real Housewives.”

Examiner.com reports the new Brazilian “housewife,” who’s openly bisexual, appeared in a previous episode of the show. Close friend Tamra Barney will introduce her to the group.

Another new housewife joining the group next season is 41-year-old mother and former TV presenter Peggy Tanous.

According to Yahoo!, the new season of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” will be all about change.

The website reports the returning housewives will all be dealing with a major life change. Recently divorced housewife, Tamra Barney, will adjust to being single again, Vicki Gunvalson will consider divorcing her husband, and Alexis Bellino will branch out from husband Jim.

Bravo’s recently released preview promises a lot of drama next season.

The new season of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” will premiere Sunday March 6 at 10/9c on Bravo.

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