8 Things You Didn’t Know About RHOC Stars Heather and Terry Dubrow’s Relationship
Heather and Terry Dubrow are one of the most beloved couples in the Real Housewives franchise. They joined The Real Housewives of Orange County back in 2012 for season 7 and have steadily appeared on the show ever since. Heather is a former actress while Terry is a prominent Newport Beach plastic surgeon who has now become one of the most well known plastic surgeons in America. More often than not, the marriages fans see on the Real Housewives don’t last and more and more women cast on the show are divorced or single, but Heather and Terry provide the perfect example of a rock solid relationship that can endure anything — even reality TV! Terry’s harmless jokes and nonchalant attitude offers the perfect offset to Heather’s “fancy pants” personality. We also can’t help but love their adorable family! They’ve been extremely successful with the show and even got a few spin-off series (well, Terry did!), Botched, Botched: Post Op which is co-hosted by Heather and Botched by Nature. Here’s a look at 8 things you probably didn’t know about your favorite Real Housewives couple!
8. Financial Scam
Heather and Terry ran into some unfortunate luck recently with their finances — thankfully they have plenty of cash to throw around, but this deal gone wrong stung pretty bad for the reality couple. These two have used Terry’s expertise as a surgeon and their combined reality fame to become quite the successful business moguls, but things went awry last year when they were scammed out of nearly $2 million! Heather and Terry have been extremely candid about the entire situation in the hopes of catching the con artists involved. They’ve posted pictures on social media and Heather discussed details of it all on her podcast, Heather Dubrow’s World. She said they had extra money from the sale of their home and their accountant of more than 20 years, Gary Hoffman, convinced them to loan money to a woman named Jennifer Lindsey Bell. The woman was supposed to use the money to rent out apartments for the World Cup in 2014, charge a premium rate and make millions of dollars for them. Heather and Terry signed an agreement which stated Hoffman would reimburse the couple if the deal went back, but when the time came, Jennifer’s check bounced and Hoffman said he didn’t have the money. Furthermore, they found out Hoffman wasn’t even a Certified Public Accountant! They have sued both Jennifer and Gary and are offering a $25,000 for any information that would lead to the arrest Bell.
Trying to catch this lady! #THIEF #CONARTIST Listen to #HEATHERDUBROWSWORLD and hear how we got scammed out of 2 million$ by our accountant GARY HOFFMAN of Hoffman and Nardone, attorney STEVE CZIK and JENNIFER BELL. @iTunes @podcastone heatherdubrow.com #RHOC #BOTCHED #HAMBURGLER #mustmaintainasenseofhumor
7. Building Their New Home
It seems Heather and Terry’s storyline always involves either building a home, selling a house or moving in to a new house. This might be because their newest home has been under construction for nearly two and a half years! Not long after the couple joined the show, they sold their beautiful mansion overlooking the Newport Harbor. They claimed someone came knocking on their door and gave them an offer they simply could not refuse. Heather and Terry then found a new lot above Newport Coast and decided to build a bigger and better house than the one they sold in Pelican Crest community. According to Variety, the couple bought their new lot for $4,1800,000 and its located at the tail end of a rich cul-de-sac in the gated community known as Crystal Cove. Heather has stated on the show that it was Terry’s idea to build a new home, but he hasn’t exactly been apart of the design process because he’s so busy with work. So for the past two years Heather has been busy designing and supervising the construction of their new home. In the few months before they moved in she banned Terry from the site so that she could make sure the house was fully furnished and decorated before she revealed the entire thing to him. Their new 20,000-square-foot mansion includes a champagne bell in Heather’s closet, a movie theatre, 14 bathrooms, a lap pool and and underground garage with a dumbwaiter to lift the car up to ground level! Of course to celebrate the completion of their new home, Heather stocked thousands of dollars worth of champagne in their mega-wine fridge.