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She's Back! Gretchen Rossi Spotted Filming 'Housewives' -- But NOT In The OC

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Oct. 6 2015, Updated 8:31 a.m. ET

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The women of Real Housewives of Orange County have gone through more drama than ever this season. But with the reunion show around the corner, RadarOnline.com has learned that a former OC alum is about to make the most shocking move yet! According to a source close to production for the reality series that started it all, fan favorite Gretchen Rossi is in "late stage talks" to make a triumphant return to the franchise.

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Rossi was spotted out and about yesterday in Downtown Los Angeles for a taping of an upcoming episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Yes, in the 90210!

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The former RHOC star, her hunky fiance Slade Smiley, and her one-year-old rescue pooch Remi, were all out supporting her good friends Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna and Kyle Richards for a peaceful march to the Chinese Embassy for Stop Yulin Forever, which is an organization aimed at stopping animal cruelty.

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But according to a source close to the situation, it was not a coincidence that Rossi, who has been non-stop busy creating her own beauty empire, The Gretchen Christine Collection, was on-hand while camera's were rolling.

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"The network and Gretchen are in late stage talks about her possibly returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County next season," the insider tells Radar.

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In a recent interview with Radar, Rossi revealed that she would definitely be up for a return to the show, but said, "They have to pay me a ridiculous amount of money to do so." Good thing Bravo has deep pockets when it comes to drama!

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Another clue that Rossi is returning came last night from straight from one of her past and potentially future co-stars! Vicki Gunvalson shared with her followers on Periscope that, after Rossi and Gunvalson's newest nemesis Shannon Beador had it out on last week's WWHL, she would love for "Gretchen to replace Meghan next year." Although Rossi and Edmonds are in cahoots, Gunvalson added that Rossi "has a good heart." Gunvalson adds, "Gretchen is a working girl. I would definitely choose to have Gretchen back."

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As if the plot couldn't get any thicker, Radar has also learned that there is, perhaps, a Real Housewives firsts in the works! According to the source, "Gretchen is also talking with Bravo about returning to RHOBH instead of RHOC. It's open for discussion at this point, and in some ways it would make more sense." No housewife has ever swapped franchises before, but do you think Gretchen should do it? Let us know in the comments!

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