Can't Take The Heat! Housewives Who've Quit The Franchise In 2020 (So Far)

Real Housewives Who've Quit The Bravo Franchise In 2020: NeNe & Denise
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Sep. 23 2020, Updated 2:50 p.m. ET

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It's been a year of change, and The Real Housewives franchise is keeping things on-brand for 2020 with plenty of cast shake-ups and a ton of drama.

Over the years, we’ve seen it all. Table-flipping, glass-throwing, screaming and alleged secret hook-ups that have turned into all out wars. Thanks to explosive fights, iconic catchphrases and even a housewife throwing her fake leg, the Bravo franchise has become must-see TV!

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We've met over 100 housewives in 10 different cities, thanks to the newest addition The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City — which premieres this November — and we're still left wanting more!

In recent days, the cast of each franchise is steadily rotating, with some of the ladies getting fired, others deciding to walk away and some being demoted to “friend” of the show. The biggest shock this year was when we learned Dorinda Medley is on the outs after 6 seasons on RHONY, but mega-producer Andy Cohen did say the door is left open for her to possibly return.

Scroll through to take a look at the ladies who left the Bravo franchise in 2020 (so far!).

NeNe Leakes — ‘RHOA’

After much speculation, NeNe Leakes announced on her YouTube Channel on September 17 that she would not be returning to 'RHOA' for its upcoming 13th season. "Thank you to all of you guys that have been showing me a lot of love and support as of late... it has been hard, and I have made the very hard and difficult decision to not be a part of 'RHOA' season 13," she said.

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Teddi Mellencamp — ‘RHOBH’

The RHOB is losing another star. Teddi Mellencamp revealed that she would not be returning to hit Bravo series as her contract was not renewed. "Of course when I got the news I was sad," she said about leaving the show. "It feels like a breakup."

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Dorinda Medley — ‘RHONY’

After six incredible seasons, fan favorite Dorinda Medley announced that she would be turning in her apple and leaving the hit franchise. "What a journey this has been. I have laughed and cried and tried to Make it Nice," she wrote on her Instagram.

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Denise Richards — ‘RHOBH’

After two seasons, Denise Richards announced that she would not return to 'RHOBH.' The reality star joined the show in 2019 and decided not to return after a very tense season 10, in which we saw her at odds with her castmates after an alleged secret hook-up with costar Brandi Glanville.

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Eva Marcille — ‘RHOA’

After three seasons, Eva Marcille told the 'Rickey Smiley Morning Show' that she was done with 'RHOA.' "I appreciate the bond of friendship that I've made with my castmates and strong personal relationships I have with numerous executives and producers of Bravo," she said.

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LeeAnne Locken — ‘RHOD’

After 4 eventful years on 'RHOD,' LeeAnne Locken told PEOPLE that she was officially saying goodbye to the Bravo series. "The last four years have been a trolley-slapping good time but after much consideration, I have made the personal decision to step away from 'RHOD,'" she told the outlet.

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Tamra Judge — ‘RHOC’

The 'RHOC' lost one its biggest stars this year when Tamra Judge decided to walk away. She is currently the longest-running full-time cast member in Housewives history. "It's been a wild ride, and after all these years, I'm looking forward to life away from the cameras," Judge said about her exit from the hit show.

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Tinsley Mortimer — ‘RHONY’

Fashionista Tinsley Mortimer chose love with fiancé Scott Kluth over 'RHONY,' an insider told OK!. Mortimer left the Big Apple behind and moved to the Windy City to be with her man.

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Vicki Gunvalson — ‘RHOC’

The O.G. of 'RHOC,' Vicki Gunvalson announced in late January that she would be leaving the hit reality TV show. "I will always be the OG of the OC, but it's time to say goodbye to 'The Real Housewives of Orange County,'" the star wrote.


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