Bravo doesn’t typically comment on who’s returning or leaving a Real Housewives franchise until the trailer for the upcoming season is ready. Not so in this case. The network published a statement from a Real Housewives of Orange Country veteran, revealing that she’s jumping ship.
After five seasons of bickering with other women, Heather Dubrow is giving back her orange. She shared a statement with the Daily Dish after announcing her departure on her podcast, Heather Dubrow’s World.
“After a lot of careful thought and deliberation, I have decided not to return to RHOC this season. These past 5 years have been an incredible journey and I’m so proud to have been a part of such an iconic piece of pop culture,” Heather said in an exclusive statement to The Daily Dish. “I am so grateful to Evolution Media, Bravo and the whole NBCU family for all of the incredible experiences and the opportunities RHOC has afforded me and my family. However, at this point in my life, I have decided to go in another direction and do what’s best for my family and career. Should I change my mind, I thank Andy Cohen, Evolution and Bravo for telling me that the door is always open.”
Though she sometimes came off as holier-than-thou, I really liked Heather. She added much-needed class to the OC. Clearly, she’s fed up with the antics of Vicki Gunlavson. I don’t blame her. It’s nauseating trying to talk to someone who won’t take ownership for their shady behavior and can’t argue back intelligently. It sucks that she’s leaving just as her huge mansion is complete. Hopefully, she’ll return for a guest spot so she can show off that bad boy.
In other OC-related news, there are rumors that Meghan Edmonds isn’t returning as well. Since giving birth to her first child, she’s remained mostly in St. Louis.
With these two ladies out, it’ll be interesting to see who producers select to replace them. And will they be team Tamra-Shannon or team Vicki-Kelly? Whatever side they pick, it’ll be another contentious season for sure.
Will you miss Heather? Do you think Vicki should leave? Weigh in below.