A significant shakeup is afoot for The Actual Housewives of Orange County.
A Bravo consultant confirms to E! Information that Heather Dubrow, who left the unscripted sequence in 2017 after 5 seasons, is about to return for the forthcoming season 16. Heather is an actress and shares 4 kids with husband Terry Dubrow, the star of E!’s Botched.
Moreover, Bravo confirms that Kelly Dodd, Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas didn’t obtain contracts for season 16 and won’t return to the present. E! Information has additionally realized from a supply that Noella Bergener will probably be a part of the brand new batch of episodes.
Kelly, who departs after 5 seasons on the present, tells E! Information in an announcement, “The final 5 years have been a tremendous expertise. The following 5 years will probably be even higher.”
Braunwyn mentioned in an announcement launched to Individuals that she’s “extremely unhappy” to be leaving the long-running actuality TV program after two seasons. Her exit follows the star confirming that she’s a lesbian throughout a December 2020 interview with GLAAD.
“I beloved each second of being a Housewife, and am so pleased with my time on the present—the nice, the dangerous, and the in-between. It feels revolutionary to say, however I used to be capable of get sober and keep sober on actuality TV,” Braunwyn shared in her new assertion. “That one thing for which I’ll without end be grateful. And I got here out, changing into the primary homosexual Housewife within the franchise’s historical past. What an unimaginable honor to look again upon, particularly throughout Pleasure Month.”
E! Information had solely reported in February that Kelly was “anticipating to be fired,” in accordance with a supply. This adopted the star receiving flak for controversial feedback, together with remarks in regards to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Though she would love to remain on the present, she has come to phrases with it,” the insider shared about Kelly on the time.
For her half, Elizabeth was solely on the present for season 15. In the meantime, Noella made her debut as Braunwyn’s good friend throughout the latest season.
(E! and Bravo are each a part of the NBCUniversal household.)