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.
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.
By now, Real Housewives of Dallas fans know that LeeAnne Locken will not be on the show for Season 5. That really isn’t much of a surpise considering the way Season 4 ended. It was basically LeeAnne vs. everyone, including Andy Cohen, at the reunion. And for good reason too.
LeeAnne was under fire for making racially insensitive comments about Kary Brittingham, during multiple episodes. It just did not seem at all likely that LeeAnne could return to the show. Not in 2020, that’s for sure. Nevertheless, we can’t ignore that pretty much every (interesting) storyline was driven by LeeAnne. They really need to step things up when it comes to casting RHOD Season 5.
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.
It is surprising/not surprising that LeeAnne Locken is done with Real Housewives of Dallas. After making multiple remarks about Mexicans last season, it seemed like the writing was on the wall. Still, LeeAnne was Real Housewives of Dallas. Almost every (interesting) storyline started or ended with LeeAnne. Then again, it would be almost impossible for the show to move forward in the wake of the racially charged scandal.
At this moment, it hasn’t been confirmed if LeeAnne actually walked away from the reality TV series (which is doubtful) or if the network fired her. No shade, but it’s fair to assume it’s the latter since almost no one would give up the exposure and paycheck that come with the Real Housewives platform. Not only that, but Andy Cohen just seemed so tired of her during the Season 4 RHOD reunion episodes and he even made some remarks during his own latenight talk show, Watch What Happens Live.
Season 4 of Real Housewives of Dallas has certainly been memorable, but for all the wrong reasons. Viewers saw star LeeAnne Locken face accusations of being racist because of her use of the word “Mexican” in relation to Kary Brittingham. LeeAnne actually called Kary a “chirpy Mexican” to co-star Kameron Westcott. LeeAnne is out of line, and excuses, for making these racially insensitive comments.
When LeeAnne was confronted at the RHOD reunion by Andy Cohen, she feigned ignorance about casting Kary’s nationality in a negative light. How long can LeeAnne get away with blaming her insulting behavior on her childhood?