Heather Dubrow, former star of The Real Housewives of Orange County, would consider a return to the show with one condition - if current housewife Kelly Dodd quits. The moment Heather joined the cast during Season 11, she and Kelly started feuding. After a series of explosive encounters with Housewife Kelly Dodd, Heather decided to leave the show back in 2016.
However, the feud between them appeared to have died down after Heather left the show, but it reignited in December 2018 when Kelly filmed Heather talking to her friend outside of a gym, where Kelly is heard talking about how she wants Heather to leave. She did this in order to avoid having to speak to her. On her podcast, Heather Dubrow's World, back in 2018, she reunited and chatted with friend and co-star Tamra Judge, diving deep into Real Housewives drama. One of the topics covered the Kelly/gym filming incident, saying that it only made her laugh because she didn't even know she was still feuding with her after being off the show for two years.
While talking with ET, Heather was asked if she thought she would ever return to the franchise, saying it was not likely. However, when the host suggested if a certain someone who secretly films people outside of gyms (hinting at Kelly) would need to leave for Heather's chances of returning to be greater, Heather agreed. That's when the current Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra hinted that the filming incident might be brought up in the new season as part of the drama.
When headlines swirled that Heather would only join the show if Kelly was gone, which was followed by a fan leaving a comment on her Instagram asking for her thoughts on the situation, Kelly replied to the fan: “Who listens to her podcast? She couldn’t make it as Dlist actress she couldn’t make it on reality tv which is like F-minus… full of sh*t.” She then added a second comment, saying, “Time for her curtain call to close!! #Sorrry not sorry go away! #irrelevant.” Which shows that the feud is still going strong between the two women. Also, on that same post, Kelly took it upon herself to leak the premiere date for season 14 in the comment section.
Kelly's place in the show is set for season 14, as she will appear alongside her other co-stars Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Gina Kirschenheite, and Emily Simpson. As for Heather, a return doesn't seem entirely likely if Kelly isn't showing signs of budging, but anything is possible. Considering the amount of drama that might erupt if these two share the same screen, a reunion might be well worth the wait.
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 14 premiere airs August 6th on Bravo.