Kary Brittingham is certainly making a splash this season on The Real Housewives of Dallas. In just a few episodes, the Season 4 rookie has clashed with queen bee LeeAnne Locken, hosted a girls trip to her stunning vacation home in Carayes, Mexico and even attempted to play mediator between Brandi Redmond, Kameron Westcott and Stephanie Hollman over the trip’s “trashy” Napkingate feud.
In a recent interview, the new RHOD star opened up about replacing pal (and OG Housewife) Cary Deuber and which of her cast mates she’s closest to now. Spoiler alert: the answer probably isn’t who you’re thinking.
When it comes to casting a new Housewife, Bravo always look for someone who already has a natural connection to the existing circle of women. In a Housewives first, however, Kary‘s entry point was actually the other Cary, whom she inadvertently ended up replacing as a star-holding, full-time cast member for Season 4. (Though she was absent for the first five episodes, Cary will still recur as a Friend of the Housewives.)
“Yeah, that was actually, you know, a big [surprise],” the RHOD star confessed in an interview with Entertainment Tonight‘s Brice Sander. “Like, when I got the call, they said, ‘But the bad news is that Cary‘s not gonna be on it anymore.’ I was like ‘What??'”
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Kary revealed that the Dallas OG wasn’t exactly thrilled about being demoted, and the casting shake-up had an effect on their relationship as a result.
“That was definitely tough for our friendship,” she admitted. “Because I know Cary didn’t think it was my fault but it still…she went through some tough times with that. But we’re in a good place now.”
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Thankfully, the new Kary was also friendly with D’Andra Simmons, so her joining the group wasn’t completely out of the blue from a continuity perspective. And the fiery newbie revealed that the fast friendships she formed with some of the ladies she didn’t know prior to filming turned out to be the biggest surprise of the entire experience.
“I never expected, honestly, to make such amazing friends,” she dished. “Like, you know, I’ve become very, very close with a couple of the girls. Like Stephanie, Kameron — I talk to them almost every day…I knew Cary and D’Andra but I will say that my friendships with Stephanie and Kameron are way stronger than my friendship with Cary and D’Andra were ever before. So that’s what has been definitely surprising, for sure.”
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Hmm…perhaps the bilingual ‘Wife can help her two new besties sort out their current Twitter feud over their argument at LeeAnne‘s bridal shower in this week’s episode?
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED KARY IS CLOSEST TO STEPHANIE AND KAMERON? HOW DO YOU THINK HER CASTING AFFECTED HER RELATIONSHIP WITH CARY?
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