It is Jeana's birthday and no husband but Vicki's husband Don comes at least. Kara graduates from high school, and the cast is joined by new housewife Tamra Barney, following Jo De La Rosa's departure. Tamra's business leaves little time for her husband. The newest housewife on the block, Gretchen, meets with her realtor, Jeana, to view a home in Coto with her fiancé, Jeff, who has Leukemia.
And the rest of the Orange County girls are not pleased with Jeana's husband. Gretchen goes with her fiance Jeff to the Indy 500 and gets the VIP treatment as she gets to ride around the track. with Vicki cruise and is thrilled to get so much attention from her colleagues, but is frustrated when she can't seem to get any props from her own family.
Set in Orange County, California, and created by Scott Dunlop, it is the first The Real Housewives installment in the franchise.
The Real Housewives of Orange County is a voyeuristic look into the wealthy lives of these housewives, as they shop, get plastic surgery, gossip, fight and live lavishly.
Heather Dubrow and Lydia Mc Laughlin were respectively introduced in the seventh and eighth seasons, while Peterson appeared as a friend of the housewives in the eighth season.