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RHOC Newbie Noella Bergener’s Husband James Reportedly Owes $5.8 Million In Back Taxes!

James Bergener, the husband of Real Housewives of Orange County newbie Noella Bergener is accused of owing millions in back taxes.

James is an injury lawyer who runs a successful law firm named Sweet James in Orange County.

According to court documents obtained by Radar Online, Noella’s husband owes millions in taxes to the State of California and the Internal Revenue Service.

Radar obtained a federal tax lien filed on June 3, 2021. The lien accuses James of owing taxes for the years 2018 and 2019. The document says he refused to pay $1,878,438 for 2018 and $2,166,680 for 2019.

In a separate tax lien filed on July 7, the State of California says James owes them $1,851,225.04 for 2018 and 2019. The grand total for his tax debt comes to $5,896,343.04.

According to Radar Online, the liens have yet to be released and the debt is active. The address listed on both liens is the address for his law firm.

As previously reported, Noella along with rumored newbies Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and Nicole James are the newest cast members joining the cast of RHOC for Season 16 following the departures of Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Kelly Dodd, and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas.

The news comes after it was reported last month that Braunwyn, Kelly, and Elizabeth were not asked to return to RHOC for the show’s upcoming Season 16. According to reports, Bravo decided not to renew their contracts.

A spokesperson confirmed the news to Variety about Windhand-Burke, Lyn Vargas, and Dodd’s departures. 

Meanwhile, Noella, Nicole, and Jennifer will be joined by returning cast members Shannon Storms BeadorGina Kirschenheiter, and Emily Simpson. They will be joined by former Housewife Heather Dubrow, who originally left the series in 2017 after five seasons.


Photo Credit: Courtesy via Noella Bergener/Instagram