POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2012   11:40 am

From the Hollywood Reporter:

Heather Dubrow entered Season 7 of The Real Housewives of Orange Countyjust as a good housewife should: Flaunting her money and ruffling some feathers.             Sarah Winchester, Heather Dubrow and Tamra Barney… on the Real Housewives of Orange County… Vicki’s Dinner Party

Now, she’s a plastic surgeon’s wife, a mother of four, and a reality star. But while Heather’s cast mates may not remember her acting career, diehard TV addicts remember her from her stints starting in the late-90s, including roles on Jenny with star Jenny McCarthy, Stark Raving Mad with Tony Shalhoub and Neil Patrick Harris, and the lead role inThat’s Life co-starring Debi Mazar.   (Heather Paige Kent in “That’s Life”… here.)

And here are five more things that fans may not know about the new O.C. housewife.

1. Her fourth baby is both a surprise and a miracle. “I keep talking about how I have this surprise fourth child.  And someone online was ragging on me about it last night, and the truth is that I had three children by in vitro. I had a lot of, personally me, not [my husband], but me, I had a lot of fertility problems. So to have a natural child was shocking, and I think I’m still a little shocked by the whole thing and I was ready to go back to work, my other three were in school full-time, and it really changed everything.”

2. Her husband, Terry Dubrow, really, really wanted her to do the show. “He’s been on a couple of reality shows himself, Bridalplasty on E!,The Swan on Fox, amongst others, and he’s very comfortable in that genre,” she says. “And he thought it would be fun, and he thought it would be good for me. He basically didn’t talk to me for two weeks until I said I’d do it. That’s actually a true story. It’s a great platform, I mean, I don’t know, I guess if you ask me if I think it’s a good idea if I did this show, ask me in four months. But I think in general, it was an opportunity, Terry and I discussed it, and we decided that the pros outweighed the cons.

  Heather Dubrow

3. She feels reality shows and scripted shows can live in harmony. “I remember when I was on this show, Stark Raving MadWho Wants to Be a Millionaire? came out that year. It was everywhere, juggernaut, huge hit, decimated everything. And all of the sudden, all of primetime was game shows,” she remembers. “And then it calms down and you realize that there’s a place for all of these shows in television, but it does go through waves.”

4. She isn’t pretentious — if she does say so herself.  “It’s very easy to listen to one comment and make a snap judgment,” Dubrow explains. “I’m actually very jokey, and on the show I tell this story about the way I got proposed to, but it’s a joke, I love my husband. You know I married him, not a ring, not a proposal, but it’s kind of a funny story. You heard a piece of it, so if you don’t think it’s funny, and you think it’s pretentious, that’s all right. But in general I am not a pretentious person. I do like nice things, we do live in a great house, but I don’t choose my friends by how much money they have, or what labels they’re wearing.”

 Heather Dubrow…. from an upcoming RHOOC episode… the DelMar “Mud Run” episode.

5. Don’t expect her to lose her cool… much. “I have more filters than the other girls do,” she says. “Except for one person that I dealt with on the show, who was very irrational, I’m not a yeller. So even though I’m being vocal about it, I am not someone who’s going to get in your face. That’s not me. But, I will very clearly and concisely tell you how I feel.” By the way, Heather says the “irrational” person she was talking about was Gretchen Rossi’sfriend, Sarah Winchester.

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  1. while i haven’t seen much of heather’s husband, he sounds like a nut job for pouting for her (him, too) to be on tv. the little bit i have seen of him doesn’t change my opinion.


  2. That is beyond strange about her husband. I mean super weird.

    She looks Asian…not a bad thing if it’s a genetically given feature…but like someone did a huge number on her eyes and eyebrows. it does not look beautiful or natural. i dont really see someone with that much (bad)plastic surgery making their way back to Hollywood.

    I didnt mind the comment about her baby, my mom had my sis in her 40s and was shocked as well. Her baby is beautiful.

    Im starting to wonder why SO MANY Hollywood types cannot conceive naturally…it seems disproportionate to the population size. i guess coke diets, being malnourished and yoyo dieting for roles truly does damage your lady bits??? its scary how prevalent it is with them.


    • When Heather was referring to “her” orchestra and opening for Mel Torme, etc, she failed to mentioned she was the singer in the DON MILLER Orchestra and she at one point was romantically involved with the band leader (thus it’s “her” band). Don Miller orchestra played every Monday at Birroporetti’s at South Coast Plaza (in the OC). Birroporetti’s was a very large italian restaurant with a big bar. There was swing dancing as well. It was a ton of fun and she is a good singer. This was in the mid 90’s. She wasn’t friendly. And she looked exactly the same as she does today. I always thought she looked a little like an alien – an angry alien. I’d say she’s about 5 pounds thinner now than she was back then – but that’s definitely her face.


  3. I didn’t find her proposal story so funny… uh sorry it was pretentious..even for her very exclusive community. Not sure how I feel about her yet…


  4. I didn’t think the proposal story was funny either. Yawn. And it’s a little annoying to think that her husband would pout and not talk to her for 2 weeks, knowing she has 4 children to tend to, is reality television really a priority (are there underlying financial problems? she has been promoted as a legitimate wealthy housewife). I really question that if the husband is that starved to have her on camera. If you notice the last episode, he was in a way doing some self-promotion when they were all discussing ‘what he had done that day’.I was waiting for him to glance at the camera and see the telephone number to his offices roll on the bottom of the screen!! Suspect they have a lot of assests but are actually house poor.


  5. I SWEAR she was on a soap like Y&R or B&B because I know her face but I’ve never watched any of the shows they list for her.


  6. Whenever this red dress pic was taken was clearly too soon after some kind of lift/injection combination. If you’ve seen her enough on Bravo, you know that she looks puffy and swollen in this pic and has gone way out of her comfort zone in makeup tone and intensity to offset the obvious difference in her appearance. Hope it’s ‘temporary’ … Yikes !


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