2 chances to meet Butler County native turned ‘Real Housewives’ star

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY -- "Femme Finale" Episode 1318 -- Pictured: Emily Simpson -- (Photo by: Phillip Faraone/Bravo)

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THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY -- "Femme Finale" Episode 1318 -- Pictured: Emily Simpson -- (Photo by: Phillip Faraone/Bravo)

A “Real Housewives” star with a “rags to riches” story is heading to the area for two meet and greet events.

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Emily Simpson, a 1994 graduate of Middletown’s Madison High School, is scheduled to make a special appearance at Turbo Zone Fitness in Centerville from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Erica Monbeck, the gym’s owner, said.

Simpson, the newest member of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Orange County,” will be in town to visit family members, she said.

Monbeck said the meet and greet with Simpson will be free, but she plans to make the event a fundraiser for a local breast cancer organization.

Details are still being arranged.

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WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 15130 -- Pictured: Emily Simpson -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo)

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WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 15130 -- Pictured: Emily Simpson -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo)

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WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 15130 -- Pictured: Emily Simpson -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo)

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Sara Moffitt, a 1997 Madison grad and Simpson's sister, is one of Monbeck's clients at the "boutique gym" that offers personal training and a list of  circuit style classes that includes tabata, circuits, booty camp and straight strength.

Moffitt, the surrogate for Simpson’s children, helped arrange the meet and greet.

>>READ THEIR STORY: Sister’s love brings babies into the world

Calling Simpson “cool people,” Monbeck said she is a fan of her show and her close-knit family.

“I think it is super cool,” Monbeck said of Simpson’s visit. “It wasn’t even a hesitation when I asked.”

Simpson is also scheduled to make an appearance Dec. 2 at Cobblestone Cafe. She will meet fans from noon to 3 p.m. at the eatery and home interiors shop at 10 N. Main St. in Waynesville.

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WANT TO GO 

What: Meet and Greet with "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Emily Simpson

When: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

Where: Turbo Zone Fitness, 7917 S Suburban Dr., Centerville,

Cost: Free

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What: Meet and Greet with "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Emily Simpson

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2

Where: Cobbleston Cafe, 10 N. Main St., Waynesville

Cost: Free

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When Emily Simpson, left, was unable to carry full term, her sister, Sara Moffitt volunteered to serve as her surrogate. Moffitt, here pregnant with Sara Annabelle Simpson, is pregnant again with twin boys.

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When Emily Simpson, left, was unable to carry full term, her sister, Sara Moffitt volunteered to serve as her surrogate. Moffitt, here pregnant with Sara Annabelle Simpson, is pregnant again with twin boys.

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When Emily Simpson, left, was unable to carry full term, her sister, Sara Moffitt volunteered to serve as her surrogate. Moffitt, here pregnant with Sara Annabelle Simpson, is pregnant again with twin boys.

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