Fans of reality television shows are acquainted with the Real Housewives Franchise. The franchise first started with “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” debuted on March 21, 2006. Since then, several spinoffs have premiered to provide reality drama to fans.
The franchise follows the lives of a bevy of wealthy women in various cities across the world. Currently, it consists of 15 international series and 11 series in the United States.
Despite the immense success of the franchise, some of its spinoffs did not air for long and got canceled. A notable instance is the “Real Housewives of Dallas” – which was recently scrapped by Bravo, producers of the show.
When the news of its cancellation came out, different stars on the show voiced their opinions. Of interest is housewife Stephanie Hollman, who seemed happy to be done with the show. Here’s more about her reasons and her colleague’s reactions.
Stephanie Hollman Wanted More Time For Her Child
Fans of the show first saw Hollman appear in its first season. Ultimately, she became a fan favorite due to her role as a mediator during the feuds on the show. The show ran for five seasons, with Holland playing a part in each one. When season five was ending, some speculations came out that the next season would have a twist.
Many thought this change implied that the show would get new cast members. However, they were shocked to see that the speculations had no merit as the show got canceled.
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In a now-deleted post, Hollman seemed to express her joy about its end. She also reflected on her struggles with combining the show with motherhood.
“If I am being honest. I started when my oldest was five years old, and it was such a juggling act,” the star captioned the post.
“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.”
Stephanie Hollman Lived On A Diet
In a different post, the reality star divulged she lived on a diet in a bid to look her best for the show. Hollman revealed that the diet consisted of tuna fish and egg whites to “stay as small and perfect as possible.”
“The first year of filming housewives, my diet consisted of tuna fish and egg whites,” she wrote. It terrified me that people would likely criticize my appearance. I knew my self-esteem wasn’t high enough for too much of that. I decided to do anything necessary to stay as small and “perfect” as possible.”
“Looking back, I realize that this was unhealthy. I loved people and wanted to bring something light and fun to their lives,” she added.
“However, I took it to the extreme and allowed my value to rise or fall based on what the fans thought week to week. “With the real housewife series finally out of the way, Hollman can now live her life without being restricted.
Season Six Is Not In View
For five seasons, the “The Real Housewives of Dallas” followed the lives of cast members Kary Brittingham, D’Andra Simmons, Hollman, Kameron Westcott, Brandi Redmond, and Tiffany Moon.
Fans were thrilled with the drama and feud they brought to the show. Therefore, it was shocking when the Bravo network dropped an announcement that the cast would not be returning to the screen for the sixth season.
“There are currently no plans to bring the Real Housewives of Dallas back next year,” the statement read. “Beyond that, nothing official has been decided.”
Although fans expected to see a reason for the cancellation, Bravo chose not to reveal any info about it in the statement. Many have speculated that the ratings were not high enough hence the reason for axing the show.
Cast Members Share their Gratitude
Following Bravo’s announcement, cast members sent in their gratitude and reminisced on moments from the show. According to Bravo, Brittingham sent an email saying, “My best experience on the show are my friendships I formed with Kam, Stephanie, and Brandi and all the fun I had on the cast trips.”
Hollman also recalled, “My favorite moments always include my scenes with Brandi. During our season 2 bubble bath scene, we were laughing so hard and having the best time. Sharing this experience with my best friend is something that I will treasure forever.”
Dr. Moon, who joined in season five, also shared appreciation for the opportunity. “I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be on Season 5 of [The] Real Housewives of Dallas,” she said.
“This was an unforgettable experience, and I am so honored to have been the first medical doctor and first-generation Asian American in the franchise.”
Other cast members like Westcott, Redmond, Simmons also sent in emotional statements that aired their feelings.