Months after Vicki and Tamra announced their exits from the Bravo reality series within just one day of one another, Heather is speaking out about the news and the show’s future without them. She also addressed the possibility of her own return to the series.
“I was a little surprised,” Heather told Hollywood Life. “You know, Tamra and Vicki have been on the show a long time. They’re both incredible women, and they always have something going on. [There’s] never a shortage of stories with either of them. So I was a little surprised at first.”
Although Heather was taken aback by the ladies’ announcements, she noted that when it comes to RHOC, it is about the idea of “real housewives” living in Orange County, rather than the individuals it features, that makes the show.
“Honestly, I feel like as far as the [Housewives] franchise goes, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” she explained. “And there comes a time where the show needs to keep moving and shifting and changing, I think to stay current.”
That said, Heather applauded Vicki and Tamra for the “amazing runs” they had on the show before suspecting they may ultimately return for a future season.
“I mean, people have certainly left and come back before, but maybe they’ll, you know, pick up other opportunities as well. I’m not really sure but I adore them both,” she shared. “I speak to Tamra often and I think that they both made such an incredible contribution to the show that’s just gonna live on.”
“I feel like I’ve checked the box,” she admitted. “So I’m not really sure what it would take to go back and I think that show – as it should – is going into a different direction.”
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