The Real Housewives of Orange County returned on June 20, 2016 on Bravo. Season 11, Episode 1 took viewers to catch up with Tamra Barney as she worked out in the gym to prepare for a fitness competition to be held in 10 weeks later. Ryan and Sarah had a baby and made her a grandmother and she was determined to confront menopause head-on.

I want to prove that age does not matter.

Tamra Barney

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THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY — Season:11 — Pictured: Tamra Barney — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Bravo)

Next, the cameras visited  Meghan King  Edmonds  and her husband Jimmy as they talked about remodeling their house.  Meghan made it clear that she was making the decisions for the big remodeling project.

Jimmy is a broadcaster and coach for the Cardinals and he has another talent. He’s into candles. He makes them. The two of them have a candle business, but their biggest project right now revolves around growing their family. Meghan wants a baby very badly. Although Jimmy had a vasectomy, he had the foresight to freeze his sperm before he went under the knife, so they were planning to have a baby through in-vitro fertilization.

Heather Dubrow complained that her husband Terry still wasn’t spending enough time with her and the kids. He said he was going to scale down, but he was working more than ever. Terry had some medical problems last year, and it made Heather think about mending some of her relationships with others, because life is too short. She planned a lavish party on a yacht.

Vicki Gunvalson said that Brooks had moved out. She still misses him.

I wasn’t in on a cancer scam. I wasn’t in on a lie, but truly, to do it all over again, I would defend my man.

Vicki Gunvalson

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THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY — Season:11 — Pictured: Vicki Gunvalson — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Bravo)

Shannor Beador said that she had gotten over her husband David’s affair, and her young twins were already 11.

Meghan was at the doctor so the doctor could examine her. It was the start of her IVF process. Her husband couldn’t be there because of spring training. Meghan is terrified of needles. She has been known to faint when she sees one. She felt a lot of pain during the examination. The doctor told her she didn’t have any fibroids or polyps or anything, and should be able to carry a child.

Meghan met up with her friend Kelly Dodd (and the newest member of the Real Housewives of Orange County) at the Quiet Woman Restaurant and Bar. Kelly is from Arizona, but she dreamed of coming to Orange County. Meghan said that she likes Kelly, because she loves to have a good time, and she says whatever is on her mind. Kelly also had experiences with IVF, so Meghan could lean on her for encouragement and advice. Meghan invited Kelly to Heather’s party, of course.

Vicki was busy helping her daughter move back to Orange County. She bought her daughter Briana a new house and was helping her get settled in. Briana didn’t like Brooks at all.

“Having Briana come back to Orange County is one of the best things that has happened to me in a long time, and I don’t think it would have happened if I was still in my relationship with Brooks,” Vicki said.

Heather invited Vicki to her party, and Vicki was happy to go.

Shannon was busy getting a facial treatment, Ulthera which is supposed to tighten the skin. She grinned and bore the pain.

“It hurts like a bi**h, and then three months you have like a facelift,” Shannon said.

Tamra was right there with Shannon while Dr. Bita Bagheri gave her that painful facial treatment. Shannon are now besties, which is a shocker.

Shannon Beador

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY — Season:11 — Pictured: Shannon Beador — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Bravo)

The difference between Tamra and Vicki was that Vicki G was involved in a cancer scam. I don’t have any room for any of that in my life.

Shannon Beador

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Shannon just wanted Vicki to come clean, but Tamra felt that being honest isn’t enough. She is done with Vicki.

Kelly said that her family was the most important thing in her life. She lives with her mom, husband, daughter, and brother. Her house is impressive. It has four floors and is about 4,700 square feet. There’s a bar on every floor. Kelly met her husband Michael in New York. She was 28 and he was 46. Everyone thought that she was his daughter, and Michael didn’t like those comments one bit. Kelly is a stay at home mom.

The group boarded a ship called the Icon for Heather’s party to celebrate life. Vicki went to the party with her friend, Jeana. Those two had a bumpy friendship, but talked through their differences and moved on. Vicki felt that Jeana would support her during this awkward situation. Heather greeted her guests and called numerous of her friends gorgeous.

Kelly came off as a bit abrasive when it came to her jokes and straightforward demeanor, but Vicki least liked Kelly. They knew each other because they share the same her aesthetician. The yacht was extremely glamorous, and dinner went without any major problems. But then again, Vicki pulled Heather aside to talk to her, to apologize to her and ask if they could resume their friendship. That’s where the episode ended.

Real Housewives of Orange County Travel Destination Focus: The Quiet Woman Restaurant & Bar

The Quiet Woman Restaurant & Bar in Corona Del Mar, California serves up hearty meals for hungry customers. Lobster, burgers, steaks, a rack of lamb, and short ribs are on the menu, and there are various sides like spinach, brussels sprouts, sauteed mushrooms, and buttered up potatoes. Here are some of the selections at the Quiet Woman.

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THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY — “The Real Housewives of Orange County” Season 11 Premiere Party in Los Angeles on June 16, 2016 — Pictured: (l-r) Kelly Dodd, Vicki Gunvalson, Meghan King Edmonds, Shannon Beador, Heather Dubrow — (Photo by: Joe Scarnici/Bravo)

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