'Real Housewives of Orange County' Season 15: Who is new housewife Elizabeth Lyn Vargas?
With the exit of Tamra Judge from Bravo's hit reality show 'Real Housewives of Orange County', a spot opened up for a new housewife to join the Orange Country gang. Following months of speculations on who the new housewife might be, Bravo finally announced the name of the new housewife and revealed some details about her. Read on to know more about the new housewife who will be appearing on Season 15 of 'RHOC'.
In case you're wondering who the new housewife is, it's Elizabeth Lyn Vargas. Elizabeth was brought in thanks to current housewife Kelly Dodd. Kelly and Elizabeth have reportedly been friends for many years since their time as regular fixtures at the Newport party scene. According to Elizabeth's Bravo bio, she was born and raised in Missouri and always dreamt of having a luxurious lifestyle on the sandy beaches of Orange County.
Elizabeth, who is the founder and CEO of the now-defunct online music video streaming service called Edge Music Network, will be appearing in the upcoming season of 'RHOC'. Her other plotline includes the ugly divorce battle between her soon-to-be ex-husband, Bernt Bodal, and her. Bernt, who is the former CEO of America Seafoods, is no stranger to reality television himself. He appeared on an episode of 'Undercover Boss' in 2012. Although Elizabeth makes claims of being married to Bernt for 17 years, according to his PR, the couple has been married for just five years, and their divorce had been finalized in July 2020.
While the last leg of Elizabeth's marriage will be a central story for the housewife, another plotline includes her rather interesting relationship with her current boyfriend Jimmy. When Bravo released the trailer of the upcoming season, we see Elizabeth declaring that she has a very "intimate relationship" with Jimmy, although they don't have sex. That definitely might have raised quite some eyebrows among the Orange County ladies.
Her Bravo bio says, "As she deals with her ongoing divorce, her lifestyle, as well as her complex and sexless relationship with boyfriend Jimmy, creates a lot of speculation from the women and they start to scrutinize who she is really is."
So it might be safe to assume that Elizabeth might be locking horns with some of her fellow housewives. Alongside Elizabeth and Kelly, the other housewives who are set to make a comeback include: Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson, Braunwyn Wyndham-Burke, and Shannon Beador. We can't wait to see all the drama that unfolds amongst our favorite ladies.
'Real Housewives of Orange County' Season 15 premieres on Wednesday, October 14, at 10/9c on Bravo.