The Real Housewives of Melbourne are officially back and filming season 4 with two new housewives in the mix.
After months of back and forth, Australian network Arena announced the highly-anticipated news on their social media pages earlier today (May 17). In addition to returning Housewives Lydia Schiavello, Gina Liano, Gamble Breaux, Janet Roach, and Jackie Gillies, socialite and lawyer Venus Behbahani-Clark is joining the cast as a full-time Housewife as is store owner Sally Bloomfield.
According to an official blog post from Arena, producers are expecting a “fiery” fourth season after season 3 left viewers wanting more. As TV Deets reported exclusively months ago, producers wanted to “shake things up” for season 4 and that meant getting rid of Susie McLean and Pettifleur Berenger. Gamble reportedly grabbed a contract after RHOMelbourne production had difficulty finding a third new woman to join the cast.
Below, check out Arena’s official descriptions of the two new Housewives:
Joining these dynamic women is Venus Behbahani-Clark – 35 year old married mother of two is Persian born grew up in Italy migrating to Australia in the 80’s. Venus is a lawyer; incredibly competitive, opinionated, smart and confident. She is currently working on her own line of contouring cosmetics. Venus and her husband James own property in Melbourne, Dubai and Lake Como.
Also joining the cast is Sally Bloomfield – 51 year old widow and mother of two. Sally owns a homewares store Bloomfield and Webber in Barwon Heads on the Bellarine Peninsula and a boutique hotel in Bali which she is now in the process of renovating. Sally is set to launch her accessories range, Bloomfield – focussing on sunglasses and handbags later this year.
The network has renewed the show for 10 episodes this upcoming season and judging by the official cast description, Arena and Foxtel are betting on the new Housewives to really bring the drama. But, this is RHOMelbourne after all, and we somehow doubt that there will be any shortage of drama during this upcoming season.
The Real Housewives of Melbourne will return later this year.