A major upheaval is afoot for The Real Housewives of Orange County.
A Bravo representative confirms E! News that Heath Dubrow, which left the series without a script in 2017 after five seasons, will return for the upcoming season 16. Heather is an actress and shares four children with her husband Terry Dubrow, the star of E! ‘s Botched.
In addition, Bravo confirms that Kelly Dodd, Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas did not receive any contracts for season 16 and will not be returning to the show. E! News also learned from a source that Noella Bergener will be part of the new episode series.
Kelly, who is leaving after five seasons on the show, tells E! News in a statement: “The last five years have been an amazing experience. The next five years will be even better.”
Braunwyn said in a statement released to People that she was “incredibly sad” to leave the long-running reality television program after two seasons. Her exit follows the star, who confirmed she is a lesbian during an interview with GLAAD in December 2020.