‘RHOD’: Stephanie Hollman Addresses Rumors She and Husband Travis ‘Own’ the Production Company
Many fans consider RHOD OG housewife Stephanie Hollman one of the nicest housewives in the franchise. However, some believe she only comes across as so likable because she and wealthy husband Travis Hollman, who has previously produced projects including Serum (2006), Rain (2006), and Bully Beatdown (2012), own a part of RHOD’s production company. Hollman addressed the “ridiculous” rumors in a Feb. 9 interview.
Stephanie Hollman is an ‘RHOD’ OG housewife
Originally from Oklahoma, Stephanie Hollman signed up for The Real Housewives of Dallas in 2016 for the first season. She joined alongside her longtime best friend Brandi Redmond and got along with the majority of her co-stars.
However, the 40-year-old initially bumped heads with LeeAnne Locken. In an attempt to connect with her, Hollman opened up about her previous bouts with depression.
As the seasons progressed, she had a temporary falling out with her best friend and had a hard time seeing eye-to-eye with Kameron Westcott as Hollman considered the pink dog food creator a “bully.”
The comment led to several back-and-forth exchanges before Westcott blocked her on social media.
Hollman reunited with Kameron Westcott and launched a foundation in season 5
During the fifth season, Hollman supported her best friend as Redmond had a hard time dealing with the backlash from her controversial video in which she seemingly mocked Asians.
Due to the hate she received, Redmond went into a bad place and sought help at a mental health facility. Additionally, the 40-year-old fixed her friendship with Westcott, and they began hanging out.
Wanting more for her life, Hollman also launched a charitable organization in partnership with her husband’s locker room manufacturing company. Inspired by her social work background, the OG housewife wanted to give away free locker room makeovers for schools in need.
Although her husband expressed doubt, he seemingly supported his wife by going along with her vision and getting her an office.
Hollman on rumors that she and her husband ‘own’ the production company
Many fans believe Hollman gets a more favorable edit compared to the other housewives as she’s rarely shown in a bad light. Therefore, rumors have circulated that she and her husband Travis own a part of the production company.
Reportedly, Redmond’s racism scandal and Locken’s were treated differently due to the OG housewife’s alleged influence in the show. One source claimed the Hollman’s refused to return if Bravo fired Redmond, and the production company sided with her because of how much the couple allegedly funds them.
She addressed the “ridiculous” rumors in a Feb. 9 interview with Entertainment Tonight, noting the reports made her cry because the housewife felt it meant she wasn’t “likable.” The OG housewife also claimed Andy Cohen mentioned the rumors during the season four reunion that didn’t air and said everyone laughed at them.
Additionally, Hollman implied Locken started the narrative, although she didn’t name the former cast member. The Real Housewives of Dallas airs Tuesdays at 9/8 Central on Bravo.