RHOC cast cuts revealed with Tamara Judge out and Kelly Dodd coming back – here’s the full show line-up – The Sun
THE cast of the new season of Real Housewives of Orange County has reportedly finally been revealed – and we now know who's made the cut.
Real Housewives of Orange County will be back for season 15 after the messy departure of longtime stars Tamra Judge, 52, and Vicki Gunvalson, 57.
However, Shannon Beador, 55, Gina Kirschenheiter, 35, Kelly Dodd, 44, Emily Simpson, 44, and Braunwyn Windham-Burke, 42, will all be back to stir up the TV drama – and there will also be a new addition.
The newest cast member is Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, a friend of Kelly’s, who is making her debut on the show this season.
Here's the full show run down.
Tamara Judge – OUT
Kicking things off we have Tamara who is bowing out and won't be in season 15.
Tamara – who joined RHOC in season three – revealed in an Instagram Live with Bravo boss Andy Cohen, 51, that she was actually fired from producers after also initially being offer a “friend” role.
“I’m not cheap Andy, and that’s why I got fired!” she said to the Watch What Happens Live host who agreed she was expensive.
An insider exclusively told The Sun Online the network wanted to demote her to a VERY limited role due to a stale storyline.
The source revealed: “She was making too much money after so many seasons.
"It wasn't worth it to them anymore to keep her full-time.”
Tamara Judge – OUT
Another Housewife not coming back is Vicki Gunvalson AKA the OG of the OC.
After 14 seasons Vicki has quit as she was demoted to just a “friend.”
Vicki did not take the news lightly and tweeted: “Nope!! I do not regret it one bit! It was a great 14 years."
Kelly Dodd – IN
Right, now down to who is IN for season 15 and first up we have Kelly.
Fearless and confident, there is never a dull moment around Kelly
She joined the cast in season 11 and her drama-filled antics on the show kept her alive for the new season.
Gina Kirschenheiter – IN
Gina has also made the cut.
An expressive outsider from Long Island, Gina joined the cast in Season 13 ready to shake things up.
Powering her way through a difficult year, Gina is redefining herself as she puts the pieces of her new life together by finding a new home she can call her own with her three young children
Shannon Beador – IN
Shannon is also returning.
The mum-oft-three joined the cast in Season 9, bringing her unflinching honesty and unconventional ways.
Shannon was the last woman standing after two of the three “Tres Amigas” were off the show.
Emily Simpson – IN
Emily is back for season 15 after joining in 13.
Originally from Ohio, Emily is a successful attorney, a part-time party-planner, a wife, step mom and mother.
Emily’s husband, Shane Simpson, failed the bar exam for a third time during the previous RHOC season and their marriage troubles were a big focus of the show.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke – IN
Braunwyn will be celebrating after making the cut.
A friend of Kelly’s from the Balboa Bay Club, Braunwyn is a wife and mother of seven children.
She is back with a vengeance, after sources previously told Radar that producers were trying to make her the “star” of the show.
Elizabeth Lyn Vargas – IN
Finally we have new girl in town Elizabeth.
The blonde bombshell is the founder and CEO of Edge Music, a streaming service and digital music label.
She is reportedly in the process of divorcing her husband Bernt Bodal, a part-owner of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp and chairman and chief executive officer of American Seafoods Group.
Her husband has also had taste of reality show fame when he appeared on Undercover Boss.
Season 15 of Bravo’s beloved show has not yet begun production but is set to start filming in the coming months.
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