Former Real Housewives of Dallas star LeeAnne Locken is happy to have put the reality TV lifestyle behind her.
The former reality TV star admits that she believes RHOD producers didn’t “portray” her properly on the show and insists they set her up to fail.
However, she also admits that she would return to the franchise amid rumors it is being rebooted for Peacock.
“I was set up to fail every year, and the thing that the producers and Bravo never got about me is that I truly live the life of a Phoenix, which means if I get to the end of my rope and I see no hope, scorched earth is my only policy left because I know I’m gonna rise and that’s how I’ve always been,” LeeAnne said during an episode of Us Weekly’s “Getting Real with the Housewives.” “So here I am, rising and soaring again and being happy, and I am not struggling.”
“It started to show as the years went on that I wasn’t having a good time because the cast was so focused on ‘taking out LeeAnne,’” she continued. “It’s funny because as the show ended, our cast would reach out to me saying, ‘I just want you to know the producers really wanted me to do that,’” she said, adding that she “wasn’t gonna lie to the audience.”
Despite her negative experience on RHOD, LeeAnne says she would return to reality TV “in a heartbeat.” Yet she notes that it all depends on a few factors, including where she is in her life and “who the production company was [and] who the other cast members were.”