Let’s discuss the Real Housewives of Dallas it’s precarious status after a frustrating season. Kary Brittingham dumped salsa on beds and spent the majority of the time with her new BFF tequila. Stephanie Hollman blinked a lot and defended her buddy after making a video mocking Asians, and a social media exercise in how to be a complete dick courtesy of Kameron Westcott’s family went down after the reunion. The whole thing was a mess.
Losing LeeAnne Locken to asshole comments about Kary’s heritage taught no lessons in sensitivity or owning mistakes and Season 5 fell apart after recently-tapped Tiffany Moon arrived as the first Asian cast member. Fans were appalled at how Tiffany was treated and Brandi Redmond’s self-imposed victimization of a tone deaf video no one forced her to make didn’t help. Viewers called for firings or cancelling the show completely and now rumors are swirling some ladies are out. If one door closes, another one opens, and Cary Deuber might be behind door number one.
Technically speaking, Real Housewives of Dallas is an ensemble show. However, all roads led back to LeeAnne Locken for the first four seasons of the show. So, how is RHOD going to fare now that LeeAnne is gone?
Now that LeeAnne is done with the Real Housewife life, she’s spilling some tea on her former castmates. And, apparently, she’s actually friends with… wait for it, Kary Brittingham, of all people. Now that is a twist that I never saw coming, especially since LeeAnne left the show following the offensive comments she made about Kary’s Mexican heritage. How on earth did these two become friends?
During the first two seasons of Real Housewives of Dallas, Cary Deuber, Stephanie Hollman, and Brandi Redmond were a formidable trio. Although, truthfully, it did seem like Cary was third wheeling with the BFF pair.
Then, Cary became friends with LeeAnne Locken, which did not sit well with Brandi. And soon after, Cary lost her full-time spot on the show, only returning for LeeeAnne’s many wedding events last season. Based on Instagram, it seems like Cary is back in the mix, but it’s unclear if she’s a Real Housewife, a Friend of the Housewives, if she’s just making a cameo appearance, or even if the footage she filmed will actually make the cut for an episode.
Up until now, Real Housewives of Dallas has basically been The LeeAnne Locken Show. Now that she’s gone, it means that someone else ends up with that “villain” label and that the other women are going to have to step it up when it comes to providing some interesting storylines.
Rumor has it, one of the Dallas Housewives is in the midst of a divorce. Oh, and just in case you were wondering, yes, they are filming now. So, if this is the case, then we will probably see this play out when Real Housewives of Dallas returns for season 5.
The last season of Real Housewives of Dallas was, let’s face it, a mess. And a hot one at that. Not even a wedding could generate enough good karma to save the whole thing. Plus we had a Cary/Kary situation. OG Cary Deuber was demoted to a friend of and Kary Brittingham was added in her place. Unfortunately, Kary didn’t have the best first season, getting off to a rocky start with veteran LeeAnne Locken.
Speaking of LeeAnne and that rocky start. We all know LeeAnn allegedly got herself fired after spending the entire season with her xenophobia against Kary on full display. Let’s not rehash all the awful things she said because they really shouldn’t be repeated. Kary handled herself with grace but that wasn’t even enough to win fans over. They called her boring and sure, she didn’t have much of her own storyline. But was that editing or does it even matter? I like Kary and she can hold her own. And she’s definitely not boring on social media.
Even with the quarantine, plenty of reality TV stars celebrated Easter. Some of them even dressed up to eat dinner in the dining room, which is way more than what I did. Props to them.
Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley wore bunny ears in the Berkshires. Margaret Josephs spent some quality time with her mom, Marge Senior. Terry Dubrow, Heather Dubrow, and their kids all wore matching Easter pajamas. I had no idea that was a thing. But, again, they put a lot more effort into getting dressed than I did yesterday.
I’m not gonna lie, I’m still pretty shocked that Real Housewives of Dallas alums Cary Deuber and LeeAnne Locken are such good friends after the very rocky start to their relationship. Among other things, LeeAnne put Cary’s husband Mark Deuber on blast and claimed that he got his d*ck sucked at a gay bar. And better yet that she “knows the boys who did it.”
Yet, here they are on great terms. Somehow. Cary even showed up during RHOD Season 4 to co-host of LeeAnne’s many pre-wedding events. It says a lot that Cary was able to forgive LeeAnne after starting and spreading that rumor. But, maybe it’s not too crazy since Cary doesn’t actually think that LeeAnne is the origin of that drama.
Aside from Bethenny Frankel, Lisa Vanderpump, and NeNe Leakes, it’s very tough to believe that anyone actually “walks away” from a Real Housewives show. It’s just such a wide-reaching platform. Who would give up that exposure? Who would give up that paycheck? Why would anyone give up those perks? Oh, that’s right: no one actually would.
Most of the time when a woman leaves Real Housewives, she thanks the fans and the network and promises that she has big ventures ahead. We all know that’s a crock of shit and is not true 99.99% of the time. It’s only accurate if you’re Bethenny or Lisa Vanderpump. This week, we found out LeeAnne Locken is “leaving” Real Housewives of Dallas after four seasons. We all saw this coming after the racially charged scandal that dominated the tail end of Season 4. In her announcement, LeeAnne shared her intent to focus on philanthropy, which is a great thing, of course. Still, it’s very unlikely that LeeAnne is the one who made the decision to exit the show. This is something RHOD alum Cary Deuber knows all too well.