Now that The Real Housewives of Miami has made its triumphant return to our screens after nearly a decade, anything feels possible in the Housewives universe. While it hasn’t been nearly as long since Bravo pulled the plug on The Real Housewives of Dallas, RHOM’s recent resurrection has many fans wondering if and when RHOD will get another shot on Peacock.
When RHOD’s “indefinite hiatus” was first announced, Bravo said in a statement, “There are currently no plans to bring The Real Housewives of Dallas back next year, and beyond that, nothing official has been decided.”
That tease prompted a mixed reaction from fans on Twitter. Some were excited at the idea of seeing the RHOD cast make a comeback, while others are still feeling the sting from the last two seasons. Unfortunately, there were just so many problematic moments that the controversies eclipsed the fun from the initial three seasons. First, there was LeeAnne Locken’s treatment of Kary Brittingham in season 4. Then, ahead of season 5, we saw Brandi Redmond’s offensive Instagram video. Then after season 5 concluded, we witnessed the exchange from a cast member and her family towards Dr. Tiffany Moon.
Similarly to the fans, there seems to be a mixed reaction from the cast about their interest in returning. While D’Andra Simmons felt confident that she and Dr. Moon would return for season 6, Brandi’s foot was halfway out the door while season 5 was airing. In an Instagram post that she shared in the middle of the season, it certainly sounded like she was exiting the show well before Bravo announced its hiatus. She shared in a caption at the time, “I have loved sharing my life with you but sometimes things come to an end. The best kind of ends are happy ending and I choose happiness. Sending you all my love and prayers.”
Brandi’s bestie and fellow OG, Stephanie Hollman, also wasn’t disappointed when the show didn’t move forward. In a now-deleted Instagram post, she shared that she wasn’t sad about the show’s hiatus. She explained, “I started when my oldest was five years old, and it was such a juggling act. I learned so much about life and myself during those years, but Chance is 12, and I really want to be the best mom I can be during these tough years. It’s emotionally tough to be in the franchise, and I felt like I was dying inside toward the end of the 5th year.”
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Stephanie also revealed that while filming, she adhered to a rigorous diet and exercise routine, limiting herself to tuna fish and egg whites just in an effort to look as thin as possible. It just goes to show that the pressure and the toxicity of RHOD extended beyond the petty on-screen arguments and the Twitter beefs. And with that much toxicity, maybe the show could stand to stay on hiatus for a bit longer.
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