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Gina Kirschenheiter & Kelly Dodd Officially Confirmed To Return To 'Real Housewives Of Orange County'

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Feb. 14 2020, Published 8:35 p.m. ET

Real Housewives of Orange County fan favorites Kelly Dodd and Gina Kirschenheiter have been officially confirmed to return for season 15! The reality stars both shared photos from filming on February 13.

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Gina, 35, posted a selfie at her house where where cameras were setting up. "Here we go again!!! #rhoc #crazybeautifullife," she captioned the shot. Gina joined the series back in 2013.

Fans reacted in the comments section to Gina's return. One wrote, "Yay! Can’t wait. I love watching your commentaries! They seriously crack me up. You are the best addition to RHOC, hands down!" Another user scribed, "Yaaaassssss! I’ve been researching hardcore waiting for this announcement!"

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"Rooting for you fellow Long Island girl," one commented. "My fav housewife of OC," said another.

Kelly, 44, captioned a photo of herself chilling out with some of her RHOC crew, “Started filming today!” The mother of one was hanging with her costar Braunwyn Windham-Burke. 

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While Kelly and Gina are set to return, longtime stars Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge announced they would be departing the show last month. Shannon Beador was also asked to return for season 15.  "Kelly and Shannon have been asked to return to the show," a source told Hollywood Life on January 30, noting that Shannon is "now going to have a chance to move past her issues with Kelly." Kelly was "honestly excited that Vicki and Tamra aren’t going to be returning," but Shannon "will miss her friends."

Tamra announced she was leaving RHOC with a sentimental note on Instagram. "It’s been a wild 12 years. But it’s time for me to move on. I’m sad to go but I’m very excited about my future. Love red heart emoji you guys peace sign," she wrote.

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Vicki, 57,  also posted news of her leave on social media. “I will always be the OG of the OC, but it’s time to say goodbye to The Real Housewives of Orange County. It’s been an incredible ride for 14 years and I want to thank all of you for your support, for your love and for ‘whooping it up’ with me along the ways,” Vicki wrote. "I’ve been working on new projects that will be exciting, empowering and inspirational. My podcast with Westwood One will be launching soon and I will have much more to say about this on Whoop it up with Vicki. I hope you will join me with my new journey so please stay tuned. I love all my fans, and I want to thank Bravo and Evolution for this incredible experience which my family and I have will never forget."

Are you excited for the new season of RHOC? Sound off in the comments below!

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