Shannon Beador has joined The Real Housewives of Orange County, continuing the shakeups taking place post-Season 8. Co-star Tamra Barney broke the news.
She attended the USC-UCLA football game over the weekend.
Tamra wrote, "Excited to be going to the game tomorrow with Shannon & David (new housewife) can't wait to see you…" as a teaser with this photo:
The 40-something Newport Beach resident is married to a man named David, who owns a construction company, and is a mother of three (including twins).
"Hanging with Shannon @heathermcdonald before the game #USC," added Tamra, who was reportedly asked by Bravo to delete those photos with her.
They have since been removed from her account.
Bravo has not commented on the rumors, but it would stand to reason that they're true, based on Tamra's Tweet and subsequent photo removal.
With Alexis Bellino, Gretchen Rossi and Lydia McLaughlin all off the show, Shannon joins Vicki Gunvalson, Heather Dubrow and Tamra on the hit show.
A hit show marred by cast turnover and declining popularity, though like the nearby Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, it remains formidable for Bravo.
The Real Housewives of Orange County has slipped in the ratings in recent seasons since peaking in Season 5, but it remains the flagship of the franchise.
Season 9 will premiere in early 2014.