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The Daily Dish The Real Housewives of D.C.

From Group Chats to Who's Blocked, Go Inside the RHODC Cast's Lives Today

The Real Housewives of D.C.'s Mary Schmidt Amons and Lynda Erikiletian opened up like never before in an exclusive interview with The Daily Dish.

By Shannon Raphael

Before there was The Real Housewives of Potomac, there was The Real Housewives of D.C. The Bravo original series followed cast members Mary Schmidt Amons, Lynda Erkiletian, Catherine Ommanney, Stacie Scott Turner, and Michaele Salahi as they attended elegant soirées and political bashes (and crashes) and navigated their sometimes-complicated personal lives in our nation's capital.

Nearly 14 years after the show first aired on Bravo, the entire first season dropped on Peacock and is now streaming. To commemorate the occasion, The Daily Dish exclusively caught up with Lynda and Mary to look back at their RHODC experience, and to find out where the cast stands today.

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In the years since the show first aired, Lynda and Mary have remained good friends.

"We would get together on our birthdays," Lynda said about Mary, who she stayed in touch with even when Mary moved to Texas for a few years following her split from Rich Amons. "We're both Virgos, so we would celebrate on our birthday or we would talk on the phone or that kind of thing."

The two are also still close with Cat, who moved out of D.C. and now lives in Spain. 

"The three of us have a very fun WhatsApp chat," Mary said, adding that the group text chain has gotten a lot more active since the series dropped on Peacock. "It’s been a lot of fun just since the show relaunched in April. We’ve had some really fun moments," she said, sharing that they've been reminiscing about the "behind-the-scenes stories that were priceless." She added that those days were a "you can’t make them up kind of thing."

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Because the show first aired in 2010, Mary said that the ladies are jogging their memories to remember what happened. 

"Your memory sort of gets a little foggy at certain areas, and so we’ve been reminiscing and confirming memories," she said. 

A split of Catherine Ommanney, Lynda Erkiletian, and Mary Amons.

Where RHODC's Lynda and Mary Stand with Michaele Salahi and Stacie Scott Turner Today

While Mary, Lynda, and Cat have stayed close over the years, the ladies are not in touch with former castmate Michaele, and they rarely hear from Stacie. 

Mary said that back in 2020 when the cast was getting ready to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show, she reached out to Michaele to "get together and catch up."

"She ended up blocking me," Mary said about Michaele, who divorced Tareq Salahi after the show aired and got remarried to Journey guitarist, Neal Schon. Lynda is not blocked, but she doesn't think that the two are on good terms. 

As for Stacie, who chronicled her journey to find her biological father, she has been leading a private life since Season 1 wrapped. She also split from her husband, Jason Turner, back in 2012.

"Stacie just went to be very private and so I haven’t seen her since we were promoting the show," Mary said. "She just decided to sort of close off all social media channels."

A split of Stacie Turner and Michaele Salahi.

Mary thinks that Stacie decided to "[stay] to herself" following her divorce, but Lynda recalls a dinner that she had with Mary, Stacy, and Cat back during the pandemic.  

"The four of us did have a reunion, and I loved having her there, and there are pictures back somewhere in history of that gathering," Lynda said. "And that was the last time we saw her."

Stream The Real Housewives of D.C. and all other Bravo Legacy shows on Peacock now. 

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