She is the first housewife to change franchises, creating history in the process.
“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum Taylor Armstrong will now be a part of “Real Housewives of Orange County,” joining returning housewife Tamra Judge for the show’s season 17.
Armstrong, the first “Real Housewives” cast member to transition from one franchise to another, will appear as a “friend,” according to PEOPLE, who first broke the news of the popular reality show’s casting.
The television personality joined the cast of “RHOBH” in the show’s first season in 2010, stayed for three seasons, and made appearances in Season 6 as a guest star. Her marital issues were one of the centerpieces of the show for the entirety of her tenure on it.
Following Season 2 of the program, her late ex-husband Russell Armstrong committed suicide just after the real housewife’s divorce filing, which she had justified with allegations of physical and verbal abuse.
With her second husband, John Bluhe, and Kennedy, Armstrong now resides in Orange County after having remarried in 2020. Her most recent appearance as an “Ex-Wives Club” member was on “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” Season 2.
As we previously reported, Tamra Judge will return for the 17th season of “RHOC” after taking two seasons off. She has been a cast member of the show since the third season.
To commemorate her joining the cast of the program, Judge posted a photo of herself with Armstrong along with the caption, “Not only am I returning to #RHOC for season 17 but my girl @TaylorArmstrong is joining me along for the ride. 🙌🏼🍊 Double the trouble coming your way. 👯♀️🎥”
Season 17 of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” is scheduled to begin filming this summer and fall, although there is no confirmed premiere date as of yet.