There are few things in the Bravoverse that can send a chill down a fan’s spine like a former Real Housewives star coming back to the show full-time. Yeah, it's always exciting when an ex-Real Housewife returns as a Friend of Housewives for a few episodes, but it’s not quite on the level of an ex-Real Housewife reclaiming her spot in the opening credits. Seeing erstwhile Real Housewife Camille Grammer as a supporting cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is wonderful and all — it's always great to see Camille — but it's not on the same level of Shereé Whitfield, NeNe Leakes, and Bethenny Frankel leaving their shows only to gift us with iconic homecomings years later.
Next time you convene with fellow Real Housewives stans, ask everyone to share which ex-Housewife should get their orange/peach/diamond/apple back. As everyone mulls this major question over, crack open a bottle of LVP Sangria, set out a bowl of Skinnygirl popcorn, put on a pair of Cynthia Bailey Eyewear glasses, and settle in for what will almost certainly be a lengthy, heated, and exhilarating debate.
And who might be mentioned during this hypothetical conversation? Look no further than the list below of ex-Real Housewives. Here are some former Real Housewives stars that fans would like to see come back to the main lineup.