Heather Dubrow is in recovery mode after wrapping season 11 of The Real Housewives of Orange County last month.
“I thought I knew how the reunion was gonna go, and it didn't go exactly how I thought,” Heather tells ET. “I thought it was shocking … there were a couple of people who were really smug, that really just couldn't make amends, and couldn't own up to anything and just felt like they had been wronged. I thought it was odd.”
“Right after the reunion I would have said, ‘Time will heal things, let's see how everyone comes back together,’” Heather admits. “But honestly, I'm not sure.”
The mom of four says, usually, the cast members “go to their corners” after a season wraps, but this year, there has been a lot of continued fighting on social media.
“The postseason Twitter nonsense and Instagramming … it’s honestly like a mini-show after the show!” she notes. “The stuff that’s been going back and forth, it’s crazy.”
For now, Heather isn’t sure how she feels about going back into the fire of Housewives.
“I’m really grateful for everything that Housewives has given me,” Heather shares. “Terry and I have been so lucky, and we're blessed … and we owe all of it to being on The Real Housewives of Orange County, so if they asked me back, I would assume I would probably say, ‘Yes.’”
“But I have to say, given the climate of what’s going on with the cast, I would probably have to think about it a little bit,” she continues. “My knee-jerk reaction [is] I want to come back, yes. I would absolutely love to come back for season 12.”
“I want the fans of the show to see our house,” Heather adds. “I feel like you've all built it with us, and you want to take a tour with us, and see what's going on with us … The twins [Max and Nicky] just became teenagers, and of course I have this new YouTube channel, [Heather’s Closet]
... so I'm excited to share that with everyone. But the off-season shenanigans that are going on make me a little uncomfortable.”
The season ended with most of the cast at odds with Vicki Gunvalson
, save for Kelly Dodd. Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge were both adamant that they were cutting ties with the longest-serving Housewife after she made accusations about their husbands.
“As far as Shannon and Vicki getting back together, I really just don't know,” Heather says. “I feel like it took a lot for Shannon to open up the door to be friends with Vicki again this year, and then after all the allegations and everything? I just don't know, and I'm not sure I could either if I were in her shoes.”
“Can they move on from that?” she asks. “Stranger things have happened.”
As for how Vicki bounces back from another rough season, Heather has this to say: “Vicki is like… what’s that one character in the horror movies that you keep killing and they keep getting up? She’s like Jason [Voorhees] … Vicki just comes back. She just keeps coming back.”
“I don't even know where I am with Vicki,” Heather confesses. “Is that weird? We are not close friends. We are really nice acquaintances. We have fun when we are together. We are respectful of each other, and that's it.”