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Elizabeth Vargas Suggests Braunwyn Windham-Burke Hasn’t Been Fired and Hints at Which RHOC Cast Members Will Return Next Season

Elizabeth Vargas Suggests Braunwyn Windham-Burke Hasn’t Been Fired and Hints at Which RHOC Cast Members Will Return Next Season

Did Elizabeth Vargas just confirm the season 16 cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County?

Following a lackluster season 15 and Andy Cohen‘s claim that the show might get a “re-BOOT,” rumors regarding a cast shakeup have been spreading like wildfire.


Just last week, a report surfaced suggesting that Braunwyn Windham-Burke has been fired and that producers are reconsidering Kelly Dodd‘s role on the series. It also said that Shannon BeadorEmily SimpsonGina Kirschenheiter, and Elizabeth have all been asked back. Plus, the same report claimed that Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson are in talks to return as well.

However, according to Elizabeth, nothing has changed. Though she hasn’t had anything to say about Vicki or Tamra, she hinted that Braunwyn and Kelly aren’t going anywhere.

“We heard Braunwyn is out for next season! Are you coming back??” a fan account known as Housewives Amen asked the star via Instagram.


“I think we are all coming back,” she replied.

Nevertheless, some fans seem less than thrilled about Elizabeth’s answer.

“There is noooo way! This season was awful!!!!” one fan declared.

“Elizabeth was the human equivalent of Teflon this last season. Not memorable in the least. But then again, neither is Emily,” another claimed.


While many fans are upset by Elizabeth’s claim, others simply don’t believe the Edge Music founder.

“To quote Aretha Franklin, ‘Lies, lies and more lies and lies on top of lies.’ Bravo would have to be [doing] crystal meth in the bathroom all night to keep Kelly and Braunwyn on the show,” one person snarked.

“I feel like she doesn’t know what she’s talking about,” another fan commented.

“Andy said reboot? Though he has tricked us before .. he said this last season’s casting for [RHOC] was ‘great,’” a third disappointed fan said.


As fans likely know, people have been calling for both Braunwyn and Kelly to be fired for months. Braunwyn began receiving backlash after she admitted to striking her husband and Kelly has been slammed for making a multitude of insensitive comments.

It’s unclear if Elizabeth has already received a contract or if she’s just speculating that she and her co-stars will be asked back.

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