AceShowbiz - Kelly Dodd might have buried the hatchet with Heather Dubrow. "The Real Housewives of Orange County" alum, who had feuded with her former co-star in the past, wished the latter "success" over her return to the Bravo show.
The 45-year-old TV personality sent her loving message to Heather when speaking to Fox News on Wednesday, June 16. "Good for her!!" she said of the latter's return. "I wish her and the show nothing but success."
While Heather is returning to "RHOC", Kelly departed from the reality series along with Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Elizabeth Lyn-Vargas. Confirming her exit, Kelly wrote on Twitter, "The last five years have been an amazing experience. The next five years will be even better. I am so grateful for all the love and support and so excited about the future #RHOC."
Also addressing her departure was Braundwyn. "I'm incredibly sad to not be able to come back to 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' next year. I loved every moment of being a Housewife, and am so proud of my time on the show - the good, the bad, and the in-between. It feels revolutionary to say, but I was able to get sober and stay sober on reality TV," she shared when speaking to PEOPLE.
"That something for which I will forever be grateful. And I came out, becoming the first gay Housewife in the franchise's history. What an incredible honor to look back upon, especially during Pride Month," she added. "I know I may have been too much for some, and that's okay. I am real, and I am happy being me. I'm so grateful to those who have stood by me. There is a lot more to my life, and I hope you'll stick with me on this journey as I move forward in my next chapter."
Heather, who previously starred in seasons 7 to 11 of "RHOC", is not the only one returning to the show. Shannon Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson are also joining the cast of the show.
Heather opened up about her return when hosting her "Heather Dubrow's World" podcast. "Honestly, a year ago or two years ago, I might've said no... Timing is a big deal, but at the time that I left, the culture of the show had changed a bit since when I joined the show," she explained. "I think we could agree on that. I wasn't happy, and I think it was a good mutual decision that maybe my time on the show was done."
"Now, things are a little bit different, right? My family's in a different place, my kids are a little bit older, the [coronavirus] pandemic has sort of given me a different perspective on things," she continued. "Then I started thinking about, 'OK, how many times do you get to go back and try something again?' "