They have returned and have improved greatly! Much to the astonishment of Bravo viewers, several of the Real Housewives key cast members have left and returned to their franchise throughout the years.
One Real Housewives of Orange County star, Tamra Judge, stated she will return in July 2022, shortly before the show’s 17th season. She said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen at the time, “The judge is back and drama is in session.” Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra first appeared on the talk programme together, but Tamra left after one day because she “forgot” to brand an orange to advertise her return.
Tamra was introduced to the programme in its third season and parted ways with RHOC after its fourteenth. The California native was prepared to pose with an orange once again for her Orange County homecoming after a short appearance on The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip season 2.
Of course, this wasn’t the first RHOC celebrity comeback that garnered media attention. After leaving the programme after season 11, Heather Dubrow returned in season 16.
Heather described her return to the series to Entertainment Weekly in December 2021 as “surreal, honestly.” It seems so strange to me that I kept this a secret for so long, and then it was revealed and it became a thing, and then we shot it and had a brief break, and now it’s coming out. It’s very odd.
The reality star continued by claiming that when Bravo requested her to come back, at first she “laughed.”
“I chuckled, then I gave it some consideration. The proposal basically said, “Hey, we’d want to move in a different route with the programme,” as you would expect it to,” Heather recounted. And once they gave me information about the show’s direction and the kind of cast they were seeking, I was certain that I would be content there.
Not all Real Housewives franchises have had significant increases in viewership over time, including RHOC. The Real Housewives of New York City’s revival of Bethenny Frankel will go down in history! Discover which Real Housewives key cast members have left and returned to the series by scrolling through our slideshow.