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Is Shannon Beador the
Newest Cast Member on
'Real Housewives of
Orange County'?

Tamra Barney's Instagram

Is this a picture of the newest cast member of The Real Housewives of Orange County?

The Bravo series, the original in the Housewives franchise, had a major cast shakeup this season. Cast members Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino were reportedly fired, while new cast member Lydia McLaughlin opted not to return after just one season on the show. That left Vicki Gunvalson, Heather Dubrow, and Tamra Barney Judge as the sole remaining cast members.

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Now, we're starting to get clues about who Bravo might be adding to the cast of the SoCal show. Tamra posted an Instagram pic of herself with pal Heather McDonald and a third woman, who was later identified as Shannon Beador. The caption read "Excited to be going to the game tomorrow with Shannon and David (new housewife)."

Tamra's grammar is a little confusing, but we're pretty sure she meant to say that Shannon, not David, is the new Housewife. Not long after posting the pic, Tamra took it down, so we're guessing Bravo wasn't thrilled with her linking the info.

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Shannon is 49 and lives in Newport Beach, California, right in the heart of Orange County. She and her husband David, who owns a construction company that widens highways in California, have three kids.