While Bravo has yet to weigh in on the news, Ryan Bailey teased an upcoming announcement about her departure on his podcast this week while also stating that two women will be brought to the series to replace Monica, 40, for its upcoming fifth season.
“Let me break some news to everybody out there. Now, this is from a source that has never led me astray. This person is the one that told me Annemarie Wiley was gonna be the new cast member on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Um, I am hearing that and I think you’re gonna hear this announcement probably after the finale this week or next week, Monica will not be coming back to the show,” Ryan stated on So Bad It’s Good, via The Talk of Shame on Instagram, adding that he hopes he’s wrong.
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Following Ryan’s report, PEOPLE magazine confirmed Monica is indeed departing the RHOSLC, but the outlet did not confirm if Monica was fired or leaving on her own accord.
The Talk of Shame went on to say that Ryan confirmed producers are “deep into casting,” stating that he revealed one of the new cast members’ names was Britani. As for the second possible newbie, she was described as being “very rich” and “super into fashion” — even more so than RHOBH‘s Dorit Kemsley, 47.
In a series of screenshots shared by Bravo Snark Side on Instagram, Britani Bateman and Meili Workman were identified as potential newbies for season five.
According to Britani’s Instagram bio, she’s an actor, singer, and entrepreneur who works at Summit Sotheby’s International Realty. Also included in her bio is an IMDb link, which confirms past roles in The Mistle-Tones, Skinwalker Ranch, and The Eleventh Hour.
Meanwhile, Britani describes herself as a Utah-based model and “Happy Juice dealer” in her own Instagram bio.
Amid the rumors, Meili took to her Instagram page, where she shared a series of photos from a recent Sundance Film Festival event, during which she posed for a photo with RHOSLC cast member Whitney Rose, 37, further fueling rumors of her potential addition to the show.
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