‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Season 17 cast: ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ alum Taylor Armstrong joins

Taylor Armstrong, a former cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, will return to Bravo as a new cast member of The Real Housewives of Orange County!

Taylor Armstrong, the first housewife to switch franchises, joins Real Housewives of Orange County

The Real Housewives haven’t “enough” for Taylor Armstrong yet.

A 51-year-old former cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is back on the hit Bravo series this time as a member of The Real Housewives of Orange County!

Armstrong is joining the show for its upcoming 17th season, PEOPLE can exclusively report. When she does, she will go down in history as the first Housewife to ever switch franchises since the show’s debut in 2006.

RHOBH was founded in 2010 with Armstrong as one of its original members. She stayed on the show for the first three seasons as a Housewife and has subsequently made numerous guest appearances.

Armstrong made news when she announced she was divorcing Russell, her husband of six years, on the grounds of physical and verbal abuse, before to the RHOBH season 2 premiere. On August 15, 2011, exactly one month after they announced their separation, Russell committed suicide.

Armstrong has now become a vocal supporter of victims of domestic violence, discussing the issue at speaking engagements across the nation.

In 2014, she wed 64-year-old attorney John Bluhe. Kennedy, her 16-year-old child from her marriage to Russell, currently resides with them in Orange County.

On the next season of Orange County, Judge will make for excellent company; the founder of CUT Fitness announced her comeback on July 20.

Judge’s return to RHOC comes a year after Heather Dubrow, who costarred with Judge on the program from seasons 7 through 11, returned for season 16.

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