‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ preview: Gretchen Rossi plus mud

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Tuesday night’s new episode of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” is coming up soon, and based on the preview videos we are seeing, we are going to see two rather distinct themes — divorce drama and mud.

Before we get to the messy part (and the part that many people may be excited to see based on curiosity alone), we have to talk about Tamra Barney getting to the end of the road when it comes to her relationship with Simon Barney. Do we feel for her? It’s easy to, since these final hours are a particularly vulnerable time for someone — even when you are in Tamra’s case, and you already have someone new in your life.

Ironically, this is the second time this year a “Housewives” story has revolved around divorce. NeNe Leakes went through a similar situation with Gregg, albeit with a rather different result.

Now, we have the moment most people are looking forward to — the mud run. Tamra, Gretchen Rossi, and Heather Dubrow are participating in this charity even, which may very well take the cake as the nastiest thing this show has ever done.

While we’re not sure how the event itself fits into the episode, we just love the fact that producers (and the cast members) are willing to take some risks in showing us something new. After all, with “Housewives” franchises airing almost constantly it’s not too often we really see something like that in the midst of people eating at fancy restaurants and hosting theme parties.

Would you ever take part in a mud run like this?

Photo: Bravo

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