RHOC season 12 is currently filming what’s said to be an explosive season, but before the Bravo cameras even started rolling, one long-time housewife shockingly announced she was leaving the show!
Back in January Heather Dubrow confirmed the news herself, citing family reasons for her exit!
“After a lot of careful thought and deliberation, I have decided not to return to RHOC this season. These past 5 years have been an incredible journey and I’m so proud to have been a part of such an iconic piece of pop culture,” Heather explained.
Apparently her co-stars were just as shocked as RHOC fans, and Meghan King Edmonds recently admitted that she never saw it coming; she assumed that Heather and Terry would be on the series for years to come!
“I was really surprised,” Meghan told The Daily Dish. Emphasizing, “Really surprised, shocked.”
Heather was Meghan’s original connection to RHOC, and she was first introduced on Bravo as Heather’s friend; Terry and Heather go way back with Jimmy Edmonds, and were even involved in getting his pervious wife Allison on the show. As we know that didn’t work out, but they were successful when it came to Meghan! (Sounds to me like Jimmy was pining after a spot on RHOC for years; although he’s so miserable on the show, no one would ever suspect he even cared!)
Heather and Meghan did bump heads a few times on RHOC, but that didn’t affect their friendship in the long-run, and they are still in touch to this day; in fact, Meghan sees Heather as a, “mentor” when it comes to motherhood!
“I haven’t seen her actually [since the news]. I know she’s super busy. I’m super busy and with the new baby my whole world has shifted. But I know she’s doing great and we definitely text,” Meghan revealed. Clarifying, “And she recommended my pediatrician that I have in Orange County to me, so that’s who I use and Heather also recommended the IVF doctor that I used. So she and I definitely still have crossed paths a lot.”
Meghan also confessed that Heather has given her loads of advice on being a mom, but in the end, there’s one motto that she’ll never forget!
“She just said just to listen to my instinct because everybody’s different but mama knows best,” Meghan wrapped.
Personally I will really miss Heather on the show. There are so many rumors out there about why she parted ways with Bravo, but in the end I’m fairly certain we will see her, Terry, and the kids on reality TV again; hopefully sometime soon!