The world of The Real Housewives of Orange County has certainly gone through some shakeups recently. Two of the biggest names on the show, Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge, recently exited the franchise. While RHOC is going on without them, it stands to reason that the producers will have to bring in more women as the seasons go on to keep fans entertained. Or they could bring back women from past seasons.
Heather Dubrow was a fan favorite before she left in 2017. Would she consider coming back to the show?
Would Heather Dubrow return to ‘RHOC’?
Unlike some housewives, Dubrow really enjoyed her time on the show.
“I think that five years on Housewives was a really great run and I am now in the retrospectoscope, able to look back on it — just the real happy parts,” she told HollywoodLife.
She even still likes most of the women who she filmed with.
“You know, the girl trips are really fun…I feel like we’re all sorority sisters,” she said. “So if I run into someone…or, you know, I love seeing everyone…it’s kind of a really fun memory.”
But she’s not exactly looking to make a return.
“I feel like I’ve checked the box,” she continued. “So I’m not really sure what it would take to go back and I think that show – as it should – is going into a different direction.”
How does Heather feel about Vicki and Tamra leaving?
Judge and Gunvalson’s exits were a bit abrupt for fans, and apparently Dubrow felt the same way.
“I was a little surprised,” she said of finding out the women were not returning. “You know, Tamra and Vicki have been on the show a long time. They’re both incredible women, and they always have something going on. [There’s] never a shortage of stories with either of them. So I was a little surprised at first.”
But Dubrow understands that the show needs to switch up the cast every now and then.
“Honestly, I feel like as far as the Housewife franchise goes, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” she said. “And there comes a time where the show needs to keep moving and shifting and changing, I think to stay current. [Vicki and Tamra] both had amazing runs. Who knows, maybe they’ll be back. I mean, people have certainly left and come back before, but maybe they’ll you know, pick up other opportunities as well. I’m not really sure but I adore them both. I speak to Tamra often and I think that they both made such an incredible contribution to the show that’s just gonna live on.”
Why does Vicki Gunvalson think she was let go?
Gunvalson has spoken about her departure a number of times since it was announced. Now, she has started thinking of possible reasons that the producers didn’t want to come to an agreement with her.
“There’s several things we thought of,” Gunvalson said on the Whoop it Up With Vicki podcast. “We got very expensive and I think they said that viewers were ready for younger blood. I thought, well, you can’t really say that because the viewers and followers have followed my life for 15 years and all of a sudden … I just didn’t die!”
Judge, on the other hand, may return to the show in the future.