EXCLUSIVE: Heather Dubrow Has Advice for Her 'Real Housewives' Co-Stars -- Who Should 'Make Amends' and Who Sh
By Brice Sander
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“If at first you don’t succeed, try it my way.”
That’s Heather Dubrow’s tagline for season 11 of The Real Housewives of Orange County. While the star tells ET she doesn’t actually “know it all,” and admits she’s “not perfect,” we still wanted to have some fun with Heather and her tagline when she dropped by the ET studio.
We had the Heather Dubrow’s World host explain the “Heather Dubrow way” of handling each of her co-star’s problems. First up, Vicki Gunvalson. The OG of the OC is working to get back in the cast’s good graces after season 10, which saw her defend now ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers and his alleged cancer diagnosis.
“I think my advice for Vicki is, you know, be honest,” Heather says. “Make amends, be accountable where you need to be, and then, let's all move on.”
Still, Heather admits that might not be easy, as Vicki has a tendency to flip-flop.
“I think this is the thing that all the girls have problems with,” Heather laments. “Pick a lane. Pick a lane, stay in the lane.”
“Despite the fact that [Brooks] made up medical records and lied to media, and lied about his illness and the whole thing, you want to stay with him?” Heather continues. “OK, well, that's your choice. But then, stay with him … Every week it's a different story, and it's very hard to navigate as a friend.”
Next up, Tamra Judge, who is trying to find her place in dealing with her son and his ex-fiancee’s drama.
“Well, it was also [her husband] Eddie's advice, which is, stay out of it,” Heather says. “But it is very hard, especially as a mom, you want your kid to be happy, no matter how old they are, you're still their mother. But, I think at this point, stay out of it.”
Shannon Beador is also dealing with some familial drama, but she’s on the tail end of it. The star’s marriage, of course, bounced back from her husband David’s affair. Now, the couple and their kids are moving into a new home.
“I think she's on the right road,” Heather admits. “She's making, as she always had, family a priority, and you know, you can see right now. They're in the process of selling their home, and I think making a new beginning like she's doing is a great, great way to get a fresh start.”
As for Meghan King Edmonds, who’s expecting her first child with husband Jim Edmonds later this year, Heather suggests taking a step back.
“Meghan, like me, is a control freak, and when it comes to babies and planning, you just can't,” Heather says. “In the words of Frozen, you need to let it go.”
And finally, for new star Kelly Dodd, Heather doesn’t know what to say.
“I'm not sure I have advice for Kelly at the point,” the Consult Beaute founder confesses. “Because right when I think I've figured her out, I don't know her at all.”
“I think she's great for the show, and certainly adds a great dynamic to our group, and the rest I will let the court of public opinion decide,” she adds.
You can see if any of the ladies take Heather’s advice when The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. Check out the video below to find out why Heather might not be so keen on Kelly.