"Real Housewives of Dallas" star Stephanie Hollman sat down with Fox News to discuss the ups and downs of being on a reality TV show. She is surprised that she has lasted this long especially considering that she was hesitant about joining the show to begin with. She explained how women who go on these shows are typically perceived as being "fame-hungry mean girls" who aren't afraid to take each other down to be at the center of the drama. Hollman would rather use the show as a platform to give an accurate depiction of her real-life struggles that other women could relate to and have an impact.
"I realized that I don't have to fit the mold. I can just be myself," she told Fox, and despite not having the thickest skin, she does her best not to let drama get in the way of her goal stating, "I think as long as you take it with a grain of salt and realize that it's okay to have an opinion and it's okay to not always get along with each other, but you have to respect each other."
Stephanie Hollman is one of the original 'Real Housewives of Dallas' cast members. During her time on the show, she has had a roller-coaster relationship with her best friend Brandi Redmond, having doubts about raising her family on her own when her husband goes on business trips and revealing her dark history with depression. Despite the show only being in its fourth season, the Dallas housewives have experienced plenty of drama. Stephanie explains how she tries to avoid stirring the pot and spreading rumors, "I honestly try to focus on myself like I never put [rumors] out there that I do not know one hundred percent are true...If they're very hurtful and they are true, I still don't think I would, because these women have lives and I have to live with myself... " she continued.
"It's a reality show. It's about me and my life and about my interactions with the women, but not me trying to ruin these women's lives so I can shine a little bit. I just don't agree with that." Stephanie prioritizes respecting her co-stars, even when it proves to be difficult preaching, "I think a lot of the women that I've met throughout the franchise, they're just normal women," Hollman said. "They're trying to be amazing mothers and wives. And I think if people really met them, they would see that what you see on TV is just a very, very, very small part of who they are."