The newest housewife to join Bravo TV’s popular “Real Housewives” franchise is a Butler County native.
Emily Simpson, a 1994 Madison High School graduate, is an attorney in California and will appear on season 13 of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Orange County.”
In 2015, Journal-News reporter Rick McCrabb introduced you to Simpson when he profiled her struggle to become a mother until her sister, Sara Moffitt, a 1997 Madison High School graduate, stepped in to become her surrogate — twice.
READ THEIR STORY: Sister’s love brings babies into the world
Simpson’s children with her husband, Shane, are part of her storyline on the show, according to her bio on the Bravo website.
“With three children under five, and two step-daughters from Shane's previous marriage, Emily and Shane, are trying to plan out the future of their family and their careers together,” the bio reads.
Bravo describes Simpson as “a true rags-to-riches story,” saying, “Emily is an Ohio transplant who came from nothing and willed herself to great success to become an attorney, a part-time party-planer, a wife and a mom.”
The bio also hints at some controversy Simpson may bring to the show.
“Emily planned Tamra's baby shower for granddaughter Ava a few years back, but had a falling out with her shortly after befriending some of Tamra's former besties. Now focusing on mending the toxic relationships in her life, Emily hopes that she can find true friendships with the ladies,” the bio says.
Season 13 of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” premieres at 9 p.m. July 16 on Bravo.