Kelly Dodd Departing, Heather Dubrow Returning in ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Cast Shakeup

Kelly Dodd Departing, Heather Dubrow Returning in ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Cast Shakeup
When one door closes, another opens: And with Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” the door is closing on Kelly Dodd and opening for returning cast member Heather Dubrow. Braunwyn Windham-Burke, who was on the show for two seasons, and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, who was on the most recent season, also will not return.

A Bravo spokesperson confirmed to Variety the departures of Dodd — a controversial firebrand who’s been in the cast since 2016 — Windham-Burke and Vargas. Their contracts were not renewed for the show’s upcoming 16th season, which is set to begin production next month.

Shannon Storms Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter, and Emily Simpson, however, are all returning to “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” or “Rhoc,” as it’s nicknamed. One or two new women will also join the cast.

As has been rumored, “Rhoc” alumni Dubrow will return to the show. Dubrow — an actor with
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