When Andy Cohen hinted at the end of season 15 with the relaunch of Real Housewives of Orange County, he wasn’t kidding. Controversial housewife Kelly Dodd has been teasing all week that fans will soon find out her fate for another season. Is her time of stirring up trouble over, or will she return as the villain of Real Housewives of Orange County season 16?
Kelly has been a polarizing personality ever since she joined the Real Housewives for season 11. But her off-screen behavior in 2020 turned off many fans who previously praised her as outspoken. At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Kelly Dodd made a number of disparaging comments, including calling it “God thinning the herd”.
Some fans even called for Bravo to fire Kelly around the same time they fired four Vanderpump Rules stars. Andy Cohen, however, defended Kelly Dodd’s right to say what she wanted, stating that she is not a politician. Recently, a Positive Beverage investor hinted at his possible return. He also butted heads with a fan who shared a negative comment after meeting the Real Housewives of Orange County star.
The cast of season 15 included Kelly Dodd, Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson, Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Shannon Beador. Newcomer Elizabeth Lyn Vargas also held an orange. How many of them will return for the new season?
Kelly Dodd’s Real Housewives of Orange County Season 16 Fate Revealed
With Kelly Dodd providing the clues and Andy Cohen defending her, it was thought that her return to RHOC was guaranteed. Well, SURPRISE. The controversial star will NOT be returning for another season. Neither the network nor Kelly Dodd have said the reason for his departure. However, Kelly Dodd will likely issue a statement of some sort, so keep an eye out.