Peggy Tanous to be Newest Real Housewives of Orange County Blonde

Another blonde is set to join the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County, and this one already has had camera time on Bravo's reality show.

Peggy Tanous, who will appear next season, is a friend of Alexis Bellino, the Real Housewife who really almost lost her twins to the Balboa Bay Club pool over July 4 weekend.

Micah and Peggy Tanous, on their wedding day.
Micah and Peggy Tanous, on their wedding day. breaks the "exclusive" on Tanous joining the cast, calling her "truthful and blunt."

Radar adds that Simon Barney, estranged husband of housewife Tamra Barney, will not be on the show, but her new boyfriend, Eddie Judge, will make some appearances.

The newest cast member is the wife of Micah Tanous, founder of the Irvine web design firm w5 Internet. He, too, reportedly inked a deal with Bravo to appear on the program.

By the way, his company website opens with a video introduction by "Peggy, your w5 virtual sales assistant."

Ms. Tanous also popped up in a November 2009 Orange County Register piece on Bellino joining the show:

"I'm very excited for her to take on this new challenge," said Peggy Tanous, 37, of Irvine. She said she has been friends with the Bellinos for 15 years. "We all got married at the same time. Their twins were born the day after our daughter was born, in the same hospital. Alexis is real. If she doesn't like you, she'll let you know."

The Reg piece also quoted her husband and now fellow cast member:

Peggy's husband Micah said he was glad someone from Newport Coast was "representing the real Orange County." "Coto de Caza is not the real Orange County," he remarked. Throughout the evening, Micah Tanous, 37, performed some amazing, perplexing card tricks.

Penn and Teller beware!


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