The Real Housewives of Dallas cast is reportedly “relieved” following the shocking news of the show’s indefinite hiatus.
As fans have likely heard, after rumors began circulating regarding a season six cast shakeup, Bravo shut down said rumors entirely by revealing they’re canceling the series altogether for the indefinite future.
“There are currently no plans to bring The Real Housewives of Dallas back next year, and beyond that nothing official has been decided.” the network said in a statement on August 17.
And while several of the stars have reacted by thanking fans for supporting the show, a source close to production shared that the women are “surprised but relieved” because the show just “got so toxic.”
The insider went on to confirm that three new cast members were being considered, and they had even filmed test footage with a few returning cast members. However, the dynamic among the group was apparently off because the source claims “it wasn’t working.”
“They just couldn’t find the right mix that made sense,” the insider told Entertainment Tonight, adding that production was having a difficult time even deciding which season five cast members they should keep around.
“D’Andra [Simmons] and Tiffany [Moon] don’t talk to Stephanie [Hollman] or Kameron [Westcott],” the source continued. “It would’ve been hard to make any relationship between those four feel organic, especially with everything that happened between Tiffany and Kameron after the reunion.”
If fans recall, Tiffany and Kameron traded jabs via social media, but things turned really nasty when Kameron, along with her husband, Court Westcott, and her brother-in-law, Chart Westcott, made some controversial comments about the Chinese American anesthesiologist, even accusing her of “anti-racism.”
After fans began to speculate that Tiffany was walking away from the series following the ordeal, Bravo came out with a statement in support of the new reality star.
In addition to the controversy surrounding Tiffany and Kameron’s beef, Brandi Redmond also found herself in hot water after a video of her mocking Asians resurfaced on social media ahead of season five. Though she later apologized for the offensive video and ultimately checked herself into a wellness center, she admitted on the show that she felt “uncomfortable” around Tiffany.
However, while season five was still airing, Brandi hinted that she was walking away from the show in an Instagram post where she revealed she was “choosing happiness.”
As for Kameron, she admitted back in April that she didn’t know how she and Tiffany could move forward following such a tumultuous reunion.
“I think some of the damage that has been done, I don’t know how you move forward from there,” she said.