PHOTOS: Is RHOC Cast Facing a “Divide” After Season 17 Filming? Fans React After Pics of “Two Separate Dinners” Surfaces Online

by Adam Ragsdale Comments
1 comment

PHOTOS: Is RHOC Cast Facing a "Divide" After Season 17 Filming? Fans React After Pics of "Two Separate Dinners" Surfaces Online

There appears to be a split on the Real Housewives of Orange County, according to recent social media footage. Season 17, which just concluded filming, signaled a major shift as Tamra Judge was brought back, along with ‘friend’ Vicki Gunvalson – who started the entire franchise.

Many fans were thrilled to learn of the returning players after a season of stale storylines and a lackluster cast. Time will tell how the alliances were formed, but the latest online activity appears to suggest the outcome.

Recently, two separate dinners took place, which were captured on social media. After sharing images of the two outings on Instagram, fan account @queensofbravo expressed there “seems to be a divide” among the cast of RHOC with “evidence” in the photos.

The first image suggests Team #1: Emily Simpson, Gina Kirschenheiter, and Heather Dubrow.

Team #2 features Tamra, Shannon Beador, and Vicky – collectively known as ‘The Tres Amigas.’

Image credit: @queensofbravo/Instagram

Interestingly, both teams share two of the same players – ‘friend’ Taylor Armstrong (an alum from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) and Jennifer Pedranti (who filmed in season 17 and is rumored to be a new cast member). They seem to hold neutral positions in the game. Their placement is exactly the same in both dinners, as Jennifer sits on the left side of the table while Taylor dwells on the right.

One of the images was posted on Twitter by Tamra, who wrote in the caption, “Girls night out,” and it seemed to throw shade at the castmates who weren’t present: “… your favorite ladies in the OC.”

Taylor also posted an image of the table, and she seemed to echo a similar sentiment, calling the group a “Dream Team.”

Taylor also took to her Instagram Stories overnight to seemingly hint that there is indeed a divide.

“It’s like having divorced parents,” wrote Taylor alongside a laughing emoji as she shared photos of the two separate dinners.

The Real Housewives of Orange County season 17 is expected to air in early 2023 on Bravo.