Kelly Dodd & Shannon Beador Reportedly Asked To Return For Season 15 Of ‘RHOC’

Real Housewives of Orange County stars Kelly Dodd and Shannon Beador have reportedly been asked to return for the reality show’s 15th season, according to an exclusive report from Hollywood Life. The news comes on the heels of two very public exits from previous long-running housewives, Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge.

If the source is correct, then Shannon will be the only remaining cast member from the so-called “tres amigas” as she gets a chance to shine without being dwarfed by the shadows of Tamra and Vicki. The article hints that Season 15 will also give the 55-year-old a chance to reconcile her differences with Kelly.

Kelly is reportedly thrilled that the two OG housewives are not returning, while Shannon will miss them.

The Inquisitr previously reported that Tamra had gone on a mass unfollowing spree after her departure was announced. She told Andy Cohen that she did it to keep everyone “out of sight and out of mind,” as she still feels emotional about everything.

Vicki had already been downgraded to a “friend” role last season but remained a big part of the drama. Season 15 will be the first one in RHOC history that doesn’t feature her in a titular role.

Despite the new rumors, neither Shannon nor Kelly has officially accepted their reported offers. However, it would be surprising if they declined. Kelly previously told a fan on Instagram that she was “grateful” for the job because “everyone is expendable.”

“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,” Hollywood Life wrote.

It appears that the rumors of Bravo wanting a cast shake-up for Season 15 were true. Pending anymore casting bombshells, it looks like the next season will star Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Shannon Beador, Kelly Dodd, Emily Simpson, Gina Kirschenheiter, and at least two new housewives.

As is typical of any Real Housewives news, social media reactions were mixed. Shannon and Kelly’s many fans and haters were out in full force to give their varied opinions on their potential return.

“Not watching anymore of #RHOC until @RHOC_KellyDodd is no longer on it. They clearly only keep her to amp up the drama but the obnoxious lack of class is exhausting,” tweeted one user.

“Kelly Dodd cannot carry #rhoc. Sorry she’s more explosive than Tamra OR Vicki and will divide the group,” wrote another person.

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