‘RHOD’: Andy Cohen Breaks Silence on LeeAnne Locken ‘Housewives’ Exit

by Jeremy Spirogis
Andy Cohen and LeeAnne Locken

LeeAnne Locken confirmed she was leaving The Real Housewives of Dallas after 4 seasons. Her exit got here after a tough fourth season the place she confronted criticism and allegations of racism. Andy Cohen grilled her on the reunion for the unlucky phrases she used to consult with co-star Kary Brittingham. The Bravo host is now giving his tackle Locken’s departure from the franchise.

Andy Cohen and LeeAnne Locken
Andy Cohen and LeeAnne Locken | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank through Getty Images

“I don’t think that Dallas would still be going if it weren’t for her contribution to the series,” Cohen stated on Radio Andy. “She has been an incredibly strong part of the show. A driving character — driving a lot of drama and humor and heart. I want to salute her for that because she has made a significant and important contribution to that show.”

Cohen additionally stated that he hoped Locken would come on his late-night present on Bravo to speak about her time on RHOD.

“On a personal note to her, I wish that our last go-around on the air hadn’t been so contentious,” he added. “I’m hoping that after the breeze has blown via she’s going to come again and be a part of me for a kiki sooner or later on Watch What Happens Live.”

The tv host additionally stated that he’s optimistic about the way forward for RHOD despite the fact that it simply misplaced a key character.

“She will always be a Housewife in our universe. I hope that we will be seeing her in some form or another if she will be there to be seen. I think in terms of the future of the show, we’ve got spectacular casting and I’m looking forward with great optimism and we’ve got a great group of Housewives in Dallas,” Cohen stated.

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LeeAnne Locken proclaims departure

As season 5 of RHOD ramps up manufacturing, Locken introduced she was leaving the present after 4 years.

“The final 4 years have been a trolley-slapping good time however after a lot consideration, I’ve made the private resolution to step away from RHOD,” Locken stated in an announcement to People.

Season Four was “personally challenging” for Locke, however was trying ahead to life with out cameras.

“I am looking forward to stepping away from the cameras and spending quality time with my husband and friends, traveling, but most importantly, getting back to philanthropy, which was my main reason for joining the show,” she added.

Racism claims and apology

Locken and fellow Housewife Brittingham had been at odds all through season 4. The former referred to the latter in phrases that had been deemed racist by followers and the controversy ensued. Following the backlash, Locken issued an apology on social media.

“I’m deeply sorry to people who I’ve damage or offended with a few of my feedback on Real Housewives of Dallas season 4,” she wrote on Twitter. “It was never my intention to hurt anyone and I will use this as a learning experience to be more aware of my comments in the future. My commitment moving forward is to continue my work fighting for equality and acceptance of all humans.”

Although Locken apologized publicly, on the present Brittingham didn’t forgive her as she didn’t really feel she was honest.

The Real Housewives of Dallas is anticipated to return later this 12 months on Bravo.

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