Kelly Dodd and Shannon Beador have both reportedly been asked to return for season 15 of Real Housewives of Orange County. There is still no word on whether Gina Kirschenheiter, Braunwyn-Windham Burke, and Emily Simpson received contracts. Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge recently announced their shocking exits from the hit Bravo show, so fans can expect to see some new faces in the mix.
"Kelly and Shannon have been asked to return to the show," a source told Hollywood Life, 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."
If Kelly and Shannon sign on the dotted line, RHOC fans will likely get an inside look at their blossoming love lives. Shannon has been happily dating businessman John Janssen since July 2019, while Kelly got engaged to fiancé Rick Leventhal after just three months of dating in November 2019.
"Kelly and Shannon both would love to have their men on the show but that will need to be worked out still. No contracts have been signed and they’re still talking to the ladies about getting new wives as there will definitely be new faces on this season," the source added.
Vicki spent 14 seasons on RHOC before announcing that she would not be returning on January 24.
"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 thank all of you for your support, for your love and for 'whooping it up' with me along the way. 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," Vicki wrote on Instagram.
Meanwhile, Tamra was offered a reduced role to wrap up her storyline and turned down the offer. "It’s been a wild 12 years. But it’s time for me to move on,” she wrote to her fans on Instagram.
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