The Real Housewives of Orange County (abbreviated RHOC) is an American reality television series that premiered on March 21, 2006 on Bravo.It has aired twelve seasons and focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Orange County, California.Giving a ITV's Lorraine an honest interview, he said: 'She literally did bring the family together.'I've got eight children and I think I am appreciating it more now in old age than I ever did before.

'A good way to remove some of these understandable familial tensions, I decided, was to arrange for me to meet Penny’s dad, Graham, who’s the same age as me and a lawyer,' he recalled.'Neither of us, however, was quite sure what to wear for our dinner date.

In the end, Graham came dressed like a rock star — in denim and leather — and I came dressed like a lawyer in a dark suit with a perfectly pressed shirt and a well-knotted tie.'We hit it off straight away, though, and ended up back at my house in Epping, drinking whisky and listening to Sam Cooke soul records.'Rod added that while he was not looking for love after splitting from Rachel, Penny brought an undeniable joy into his life.

The show was inspired by scripted soap operas Desperate Housewives and Peyton Place, and would document the lives of upper-class women who "lead glamorous lives in a Southern California gated community where the average home has a $1.6 million price tag and residents include CEOs and retired professional athletes." The first season premiered on March 21, 2006, and starred Kimberly Bryant, Jo De La Rosa, Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough and Lauri Waring. Tammy Knickerbocker joined the cast for the second season which premiered on January 16, 2007. After the second season, De La Rosa exited the series as a regular cast member.

The third season premiered on November 6, 2007 which featured Tamra Judge (then Barney) as the latest housewife.

She previously revealed her husband Rod Stewart won over her dad Graham with whiskey and soul records when they first began dating.

And Penny Lancaster proved the bond between her 'two favourite men' was as strong as ever during a fun-filled festive trip to a carol service at St Marylebone Parish Church in London.

While Quinn Fry joined the cast in the sixth episode. Knickerbocker and Fry left the main cast after the third season.

Gretchen Rossi was introduced in the fourth season premiere on November 25, 2008.

The series originally focused on Kimberly Bryant, Jo De La Rosa, Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough and Lauri Waring.