New cast member joins Real Housewives of Melbourne


All the cast of The Real Housewives of Melbourne are returning for the third season, with one new cast addition.

Returning in 2016 are Chyka Keebaugh, Gamble Breaux, Gina Liano, Jackie Gillies, Janet Roach, Lydia Schiavello and Pettifleur Berenger, joined by “Melbourne socialite and country girl turned Toorak Housewife,” Susie McLean.

McLean is the President of the Country Women’s Association’s very own Toorak branch. Seriously.

Shooting is currently underway on 10 x one hour episodes with another view of the lifestyles of its excessive cast. Produced by Matchbox Pictures, the series has been a hit on Arena and screened in the UK and primetime on Bravo in the US.

The Real Housewives of Melbourne for season 3 are:
Chyka Keebaugh – One of Melbourne’s most liked and well-connected housewives, bubbly, creative go-getter and mother of two, Chyka spends most of her days running from one meeting to the next as the co-owner of one of Australia’s largest, most successful and extravagant event companies, The Big Group which she built with her husband Bruce. This powerful dynamic duo’s empire also includes ‘The Design Depot’ and ‘Capital Kitchen’. Chyka recently launched her blog, sharing all her tips about decorating, cooking, creating and basically everything ‘Chyka’.

Gamble Breaux – As a contemporary art collector and consultant Gamble loves all things beautiful. The former model believes in always looking your best, even if that means a little nip and tuck. A big dog lover, Gamble is bubbly and fun and engaged to Dr Rick Wolfe, one of Australia’s most respected eye surgeons. In her spare time Gamble enjoys creating her own artistic masterpieces and has designed her very own handbag range.

Gina Liano – Her looks, flamboyance and sense of style cannot hide her love of fashion which is a creative relief from her day job as one of Melbourne’s top barristers. Gina is a strong, assertive single mother of two and her sisters are fashionistas Bettina Liano and Teresa (TL Wood). This busy barrister recently launched her autobiography ‘Fearless’, a shoe line called ‘Gina Liano’ , and is developing a new perfume range.

Jackie Gillies – The amazingly gifted celebrity psychic Jackie is wife of rock royalty, Silverchair drummer and Bento front man, Ben Gillies and is the youngest of our housewives. Jackie is spiritual, sassy and uber stylish. Together with her husband Ben, Jackie has been busy promoting their successful beverage company ‘La Mascara’ internationally and embarking on new adventures.

Janet Roach – Fabulous and fun is the only way to describe blonde bombshell Janet Roach. Single and loving it, this millionaire property developer is now living life to the max re-discovering herself, her freedom and what makes her happy. Janet is the proud mother of two sons which she calls the greatest achievement of her life. A few years ago Janet’s son Jake was badly burnt and through his recovery they were both inspired to launch a successful tea range together called ‘Raw Essentials’, which funds a charitable foundation that supports both burns patients and their careers.

Lydia Schiavello – Married to renowned architect and CEO of Metier3, Andrew Norbury, Lydia Schiavello is the quintessential ‘cosmopolitan housewife’. As well as being an accomplished hostess, interior decorator, cook and skier, Lydia is a devoted mother of six, not to mention her fashion-forward Italian greyhound, Figaro. When she’s not overseeing her household or attending to her family, Lydia’s objectives are purely altruistic – immersing herself in her role as an Ambassador to The Shane Warne Foundation. Lydia recently launched her website, and relishes sharing all the good things in life, or as the Italians would say, ‘la dolce vita’.

Pettifleur Berenger – Determined, feisty and glamorous, Pettifleur thrives on a life of accomplishment and luxury. She is a successful property developer, lives in a penthouse in the heart of the city and is mother to three fantastic boys. Together with her partner of nine years Frank, she has invested in a stable of elite race horses and enjoys jaunts around the world to watch their horses compete. She recently wrote and published her first book ‘Switch the Bitch’, a self-help book aimed at inspiring women worldwide.

Susie McLean – A country girl turned Toorak Housewife; Susie exudes elegance and embodies the traditional values and good manners of her rural upbringing. Having been a fixture of Melbourne society for decades, Susie has a wide circle of friends and is President of the County Women’s Association’s Toorak branch. Susie has a natural love of sport which keeps her in shape and is also a passionate cook and baker.

It returns in early 2016.

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