One year after Locken confirmed she would not be featured on the show’s fifth season, Hollman discussed the upcoming episodes of the Bravo series before sharing her thoughts on the absence of her former cast mate.
“The fighting is there, but it’s not horrible,” Hollman told the outlet, via video chat on February 9. “It’s not, like, people trying to kill each other.”
Stephanie Hollman Believes ‘RHOD’ Season Five Was ‘Lighter’ Than Season Four
Although some fans of “The Real Housewives of Dallas” were hoping to see Locken return and make things right with Kary Brittingham, who she offended during season four by labeling her a “chirpy Mexican,” Hollman said that Locken’s exit resulted in “the lightest season we have ever had.”
“I think that we were all able to just breathe a little bit,” she explained. “Everyone kind of came out of their shell, and it was just refreshing. No one felt like they were holding back.”
Stephanie Hollman Claims D’andra Simmons Was ‘Nervous’ About Season Five
According to Hollman, D’Andra Simmons was nervous about how season five would play out because she didn’t want to offend Locken.
“She always felt kind of nervous, like she didn’t want to offend LeeAnne. So, for D’Andra, I think it was a very different her, she was so light and fun,” Hollman noted.
As for the drama that Locken faced as a result of her comments to Brittingham, Hollman said that she now looks at her ex-co-star with “a very different lens.”
Stephanie Hollman Has Empathy For LeeAnne Locken
Hollman went on to explain that she grew to have empathy for Locken after initially speaking out against her after watching the season of “The Real Housewives of Dallas” play out.
“My heart goes out to her maybe more than it did when it was airing, because I realized what happens behind closed doors and how that really hurts someone, so I don’t want to sit here and throw salt into a wound that I’m sure she still has,” Hollman stated.
LeeAnne Locken Apologized On Twitter
“And I know that she did it and has to live with that, but I wish her the best I want to put that out first,” Hollman continued.
Following her seemingly racist comments to Brittingham, Locken offered a public apology on Twitter, telling her fans and followers that she was sorry for what she said and did not intend to offend.
To see more of Hollman and her cast mates, don’t miss new episodes of “The Real Housewives of Dallas” season five on Tuesday nights at 9/8c on Bravo.