ORANGE COUNTY (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Lauri Peterson’s return to RHOC, Tamra Barney’s wedding, and the opening of CUT Fitness is promising to deliver Bravo one of its biggest Real Housewives of Orange County seasons ever. Last Sunday, LALATE first reported that Lauri Peterson will be returning to RHOC, at least partially, for the first time in five years. Also this month, Tamra Barney highly anticipated business venture, CUT Fitness, is opening to the public. Barney also has launched tamratalks.com .
Last year, the entrance of Heather Dubrow and the renewed friendship between Gretchen Rossi and Tamra Barney brought RHOC to its highest ratings ever. The embraced friendship among those housewives resonated well with viewers.
But is there more love coming to the O.C.? On Sunday, LALATE broke news that Lauri Peterson would be returning to RHOC 2013. The return undoubtedly would be the biggest housewife comeback ever, in Bravo history.
In 2008, when Lauri left RHOC, housewives weren’t paid what they are paid today. Jill Zarin wrote in 2011 that the entire salaries of the first three years of RHONY, combined, were less than the salary for the entire fourth season. “The first, second and third season salary pretty much added up to the fourth season. I worked really hard.” In season four, Zarin and Ramona Signer were earning $500,000 per season. In 2011, NeNe Leakes’ Housewives salary was a cool million dollars. Kim Zolciak got seven hundred fifty thousand dollars. Rounding out the cast were Sheree ($700,000), Kandi ($550,000), and Phaedra and Cynthia ($375,000).
Peterson has been appearing with the RHOC cast in recent weeks since filming began. Her entrance is the result of Tamra Barney’s upcoming wedding plans.
Barney, in turn, has major business changes in store for this month. As first broke exclusively on LALATE, Barney has been preparing for the launch of her new fitness facility, CUT Fitness, located at 30261 Tomas, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. This week, Barney tells news “We are having our pre sale event at CUT Fitness on Dec 17. [I] would love to see everyone there. I will be posting details next week.” Barney has also launched tamratalks.com. For more click HERE and HERE.