Is Heather McDonald from Chelsea Lately and After Lately joining The Real Housewives of Orange County for Season 9? If social media is to be believed, the answer is yes.
The Real Housewives of Orange County is currently filming Season 9 of the original of The Real Housewives franchise and cast members have been tweeting pictures of themselves filming. Heather keeps popping up in these photos. She first appeared on Tamra Barney's Twitter when Tamra tweeted a photo of herself, husband Eddie Judge, new housewife, Shannon Beador and her husband, and Heather McDonald and her husband at a USC football game. At the time, all the news was about Shannon and that she was joining the cast, whereas others tended to ignore Heather's appearance in the photo.
This is likely because fans learned that Heather and Tamra are clearly long time friends as Heather appeared on Tamra's spin-off, Tamra's OC Wedding, as one of her bridesmaids. Therefore, it is not surprising that Tamra and Heather would be hanging out.
However, since that time, Heather has shared on social media photos of her with other Real Housewives such as Heather Dubrow and the "O.G. of the OC" Vicki Gunvalson. So is Heather an official Real Housewife of Orange County for season 9 or will she just be making the occasional appearance as a "Friend of The Housewives"? Guess we will find out when The Real Housewives of Orange County returns to Bravo for Season 9. A premiere date has not yet been set.