‘The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles’: 2 Original Cast Members Won’t Return for Reunion

Another Real World reunion is in the works. A new season of The Real World Homecoming on Paramount+ will see the cast of The Real World Los Angeles come together in the same Venice Beach house they shared nearly 30 years ago. But not every housemate has RSVPed to the reunion. 

‘The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles’ premieres Nov. 24

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Earlier in 2021, the cast of the very first season of The Real World reunited in the New York loft where they lived while filming the MTV reality show. Now, the show’s second-season cast will do the same. The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles premieres Nov. 24 on Paramount+. 

The Real World Los Angeles was a groundbreaking season in a number of ways. It was the first where castmates left the house mid-season. It was also the first to feature the confessional-style interviews that would later become a staple of The Real World and other reality shows.  

Seven original ‘Real World Los Angeles’ cast members will return 

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Seven original cast members will return for The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles. Beth Anthony, Beth Stolarczyk, David Edwards, Glen Naessens, Irene Berrera-Kearns, Jon Brennan, and Tami Roman will all appear in the new season. 

“Who is ready to go back to 1993?” Stolarczyk — who went on to appear on multiple seasons of MTV’s The Challenge tweeted after the premiere date announcement. 

These two ‘Real World Los Angeles’ cast members won’t be back 

Dominic Griffin of 'The Real World Los Angeles' poses with his arms around two women at an event in 1993
Dominic Griffin of ‘The Real World Los Angeles’ (center) | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

While most of The Real World Los Angeles cast will be on hand for the reunion, two original cast members will be missing when the group returns to the Venice Beach house. 

Neither Dominic Griffin nor Aaron Behle have signed on for The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles. However, Reality Blurred speculates that Griffin, who was a journalist writing for Variety when he was on the show, may make an appearance. 

Griffin currently works at Disney Music Group, according to Variety. Behle, a UCLA economics major when he appeared on The Real World, is apparently the CEO of an eyewear company in Southern California. 

There was plenty of drama during the Los Angeles season of ‘The Real World’ 

There was no shortage of drama and cast shakeups on The Real World Los Angeles during its 21-episode run. 

Notably, the season featured the first-ever housemate eviction, when Edwards was booted in episode 8 after pulling the bedsheets off of Roman (then Tami Akbar) while she was wearing her underwear. Naessens moved in as a replacement for Edwards. 

Berrera-Kearns left the house in episode 12, after she got married. Anthony took over her spot in the cast. 

The Real World Los Angeles featured the cast debating weighty issues including same-sex relationships, abortion, consent, safe sex, and eating disorders. Now, decades after first appearing on reality TV, “the roommates will reconnect to find out how the series transformed their lives since the cameras stopped rolling,” according to a description from Paramount+. 

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