If Tyra Banks was overseeing the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘” twelfth season reunion, it might not be surprising if she summarized the event with a proclamation of “Drama… but make it virtual,” as far as ‘RHOBH’ star Diana Jenkins is concerned!
Jenkins, who joined the cast of the hit Bravo series for its twelfth season, has experienced her fair share of controversy throughout. Now it looks as if her involvement in the upcoming reunion for season 12 is already generating headlines!
The entrepreneur will not be joining her co-stars and the reunion’s master of ceremonies Andy Cohen in person. Jenkins will still likely be subjected to ‘the hot seat’ during the reunion, but virtually instead.
Yesterday news broke that Jenkins would not be attending the anticipated event due to a COVID-19 diagnosis. Some social media users, however, aren’t in a hurry to extend Jenkins any good wishes.
Keep reading to find out Twitter’s reaction to Jenkins’ absence!
What Do We Know About Jenkins’ COVID Diagnosis?
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Jenkins’ positive COVID diagnosis rounds out an eventful week for the ‘RHOBH’ star.
Sources gave insight to Page Six pertaining to the timeline of her diagnosis, and how she is coping with suddenly being unable to attend the reunion.
According to the first source mentioned in Page Six’s report, Jenkins is “Quite disappointed not to be able to do her first-ever reunion in person, and she would have loved to have been there and be healthy- with the rest of the ladies.”
The source finished their statement by adding, “But of course, she doesn’t want to get anyone else sick.”
Jenkins had just arrived back in California after a tropical get-away when she found out she had contracted the coronavirus.
The anonymous source also discussed timeline-oriented details with the publication.
“Last week she returned to LA from Hawaii to make preparations for the reunion,” the source began. “She had a couture dress fitting that she was very excited about. She believes she got COVID while traveling back to LA from Hawaii. She is still testing positive,” the source concluded.
The second source cleared up Jenkins’ social media activity for the outlet. “The recent vacation posts shared via her Instagram story is throwback footage,” the second source revealed.
Bring On The Memes!
Diana Jenkins deciding to skip the reunion after having an awful season but talking a big game on social media and filing like 45 lawsuits? pic.twitter.com/U8TTrx41Wg
— bravo by betches (@bravobybetches) September 9, 2022
Jenkins’ COVID diagnosis is no exception to the social media meme treatment!
Twitter weighed in on Jenkins’ upcoming reunion absence with a great deal of conversation as well.
Bravo fan account, @bravobybetches, tweeted a photo of Meryl Streep as her iconic character Miranda Priestly from “The Devil Wears Prada,” and added, “Diana Jenkins deciding to skip the reunion after having an awful season but talking a big game on social media and filing like 45 lawsuits?”
@thebravopsych tweeted “sanela diana jenkins zooming into the reunion so she can still show up and defend herself while being in more control of her environment is actually exactly what I expected.”
A fan commented on the tweet, saying “it’s very frustrating… andy should have just said no and fired her or she should be there in person.”
— WhatEva 🇺🇦🏳️🌈🇨🇦 (@BlueCDNDem) September 10, 2022
Twitter user @BlueCDNDem tweeted a gif of a pug licking its lips and wrote, “Diana Jenkins ghosting on the reunion to lick her wounds privately at home.”
Another fan didn’t mince words when it came to sharing their reaction to the news.
@coolcheese707 tweeted, “There is nothing more I need to hear from Diana Jenkins and rather she not suck the oxygen out of the room during the reunion. She’s [a] boring whiner. I would rather eat glass than hear her voice one more time.”
As of this writing, news of a potential air date for the reunion has yet to surface. Judging by ‘RHOBH’ veteran Kyle Richards’ recent comments on “Watch What Happens Live,” it seems as if the California beauty is in no hurry for the special’s release!
“Next to [the] season five reunion,” she told Cohen on the series’ episode from September 7th, “This is the reunion that I am least looking forward to. I never look forward to any of them, by the way,” she revealed. (via Bravo)
Filming for the highly-anticipated (well, except when we’re talking about Kyle Richards!) reunion was taped yesterday, according to Page Six.