After 14 seasons on the Bravo series, Vicki announced in January 2020 that she was leaving the show. The news came after Tamra was offered a part-time role for season 15, which she promptly declined. She opted to leave the show after 12 years after receiving a call from production saying they “decided to go in a different direction” and didn’t need her as a full-time cast member.
“They even said, ‘We’re shocked. We’re completely shocked at this,’” she exclusively told Us in May 2020. “’They know that you said you’d never become a ‘friend,’ so they want to give you a limited role.’ And I’m like, ‘No, thank you.’ That’s not what I said. I said, ‘F off!’ And then I just took a week or so and I just absorbed it. … I cried and I was scared.”
Over the years, many faces have come and gone on the first Housewives series.
Another major cast shakeup came along in June 2021 when Kelly Dodd, Elizabeth Lyn Vargas and Braunwyn Windham-Burke exited the series. At the same time, it was announced that Dubrow would make her grand return as a full-time housewife.
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