Much-maligned Kelly Dodd will not be getting back to “The Real Housewives of Orange County” — and neither will Braunwyn Windham-Burke or Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, a Bravo rep affirmed to Page Six.
The network declined to reestablish their agreements.
In any case, one recognizable face will make a rebound. Heather Dubrow, who showed up on Seasons 71 through 11 of the reality show, is affirmed to return for the upcoming 16th season.
Cast individuals Shannon Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson are likewise returning.
Sources reveal to Page Six that two rookies will likewise join the cast, one of whom is an “unknown” wealthy black woman.
Windham-Burke showed up on “RHOC” for two seasons while Vargas just showed up on the latest season. In any case, it was Dodd whom individuals needed eliminated from the series due to her controversial opinions and comments about the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2021, Dodd portrayed the pandemic as “God’s way of thinning the herd.” She later apologized for her comments, however didn’t seem to develop from her mix-ups, experiencing harsh criticism again in 2021 for taunting COVID-19 in a video shot when she got back to indoor feasting.
In one presently deleted video, she was heard yelling “Cheers!” as somebody yelled out, “To superspreaders.” One of her companions then fake-coughed after shouting, “Spread that s–t.”
Positive Beverage — an organization Dodd made headway — fired her soon after the videos went viral.
The anger against Dodd just deteriorated after she wore a cap with the motto “Drunk Wives Matter,” which many felt made fun of the Black Lives Matter development.
“It was not intended to offend or make any kind of statement,” she said in a statement after the controversy. “Of course I support black lives and racial equality! Thank you all Love, Kelly.”
Vargas’ storyline last season spun around her being brought up in a religious cult. Windham-Burke, in the mean time, came out as gay in December in the wake of filming for Season 15 wrapped, and talked on the get-together about how she and long-lasting spouse Sean Burke wanted to remain wedded notwithstanding her disclosure.