“The Real Housewives of Orange County” cast is getting a serious cast shakeup, and sadly for some followers, it seems like Kelly Dodd won’t be aside of that cast.
People broke the information late Tuesday evening that the brand new cast won’t embody Kelly Dodd, Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Elizabeth Lyn-Vargas. Instead, former star and fan favourite Heather Dubrow will return to the sequence, together with present cast members Shannon Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson.
Dodd tweeted about her departure shortly after the information broke on Tuesday, June 14, tweeting, “The final 5 years have been an incredible expertise. The subsequent 5 years shall be even higher. I’m so grateful for all of the love and help and so excited in regards to the future. #RHOC”
The mother of 1 first joined RHOC as a pal of Meghan King on season 11 in 2016. Over the years, she has develop into a controversial cast member. Dodd beforehand shut down rumors that she obtained the axe by way of Twitter in February 2021, writing in a since-deleted tweet, “It’s truly kinda humorous… I’ve heard these rumors yearly for the final 5 years. Looking ahead to my sixth season #RHOC 16 !”
Dodd additionally urged that there’s one other RHOC cast shakeup. A fan tweeted at Dodd, “seems just like the B [Braunwyn Windham-Burke] is gone! She’s not following Andy or bravo anymore & hasn’t tweeted since mid jan, does this imply you will be again ?” Dodd preferred the tweet and replied, “Hopefully” with a praying arms emoji.
One RHOC Cast Member Expressed Their Sadness for Dodd’s Departure
Over the years, Shannon Beador and Dodd sparked an unlikely friendship. The two positively did not get off on the correct foot, with one another continually throwing daggers at each other on Dodd’s first season. Over the years, they obtained over their arguments and finally turned mates.
Within an hour of Dodd’s firing announcement, she took to Instagram to share that Beador was unhappy to see her go. Dodd posted a movies of Beador on her Instagram Story of Beador and her boyfriend John Janssen giving her and her husband Rick Leventhal a bottle of pricy tequila.
“Thank you, thanks Shannon Beador, thanks, thanks for giving me my parting reward my love,” Dodd mentioned on her Instagram Story whereas displaying a video of Beador and Janssen. “It’s okay it is already on the market, we’ll drink this tonight, and Shannon I like you a lot, thanks for coming over, you are the very best.”
Andy Cohen Previously Defended Dodd
Over the previous couple of seasons, Dodd has confronted her share of backlash, however Andy Cohen has stood by Dodd’s aspect. Cohen lately went on the file that whereas some Housewives have “troublesome” habits, they’re on tv for leisure solely.
Dodd has confronted backlash and criticism from Bravo followers because of her actions throughout the coronavirus pandemic. In April, Dodd mentioned that the coronavirus was “God’s means of scaling down the herd,” and that “nobody was dying in Orange County.” Dodd additionally posted an image to Instagram of herself sporting a hat that learn, “Drunk Wives Matter,” throughout her bachelorette get together final October. Many discovered this insensitive and offensive towards the Black Lives Matter motion.
“It’s troublesome to me,” Cohen instructed Variety on April 14. “I disagree along with her viewpoint about COVID, however there are lots of people who share her opinion. And by the best way, she is in Orange County, the place her opinion might be the prevailing opinion.”
He added, “The line between celebrating somebody’s outspokenness and never liking somebody’s outspokenness is de facto blurring today. Bravo is supposed to be escapism, and I do not personally assume that the individuals on Bravo needs to be on trial for his or her political and cultural views. That does not appear that enjoyable to me!”
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