Bravo has reportedly hired Orange County socialite Noella Bergener to join the season 16 cast of the Real Housewives of Orange County.
According to a new report from The Sun, Noella is set to join the RHOC cast. Fans first met Noella during season 15 when she appeared on the show as a friend of former star Braunwyn Windham-Burke. In one scene, Braunwyn and Noella got together to talk about Braunwyn’s up and down relationship with her husband, Sean Burke.
The 36-year-old’s hiring comes as quite a shock considering her best friend Braunwyn’s recent firing.
“Noella is coming on board as a cast member for the new season, though Braunwyn will not be returning,” the source told The Sun.
“They tested her out before the firing decisions were made. She has good chemistry with other potential new cast members,” the source added.
Last season, Braunwyn described Noella as “the life of the party.”
“She doesn’t hold anything back. She is unapologetically herself,” the mother of seven said during her confessional interview last year.
Noella is married to accident attorney James Bergener. The two live in Pelican Crest in Newport, California, and share an 8-month-old son and a 5-year-old daughter. James also has a son from a previous relationship.
Check out some photos of Noella below!
RHOC is expected to return for season 16 in late 2021 or early 2022.