Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward spoke on Thursday about her battle with the coronavirus, her daughter’s wedding plans for the next year and the possibility of becoming a grandmother for the first time.
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the Queen of Cheshire, 47, also reflected on her simmering tensions with her cast mates Rachel Lugo and Hanna Kinsella, revealing whether their drama is cooling down or reaching a new boiling point in the coming season of this year.
Dawn and Rachel’s friendship was in jeopardy last season following an argument at the dinner table and questions raised by Dawn about her friend’s loyalty.
Say it all: The Real Housewives of Cheshire’s Dawn Ward spoke on Thursday about her daughter’s lavish wedding plans next year and the possibility of becoming a grandmother
The mother of four revealed how their conflict has changed in recent months: “Rachel and I had a pretty tough time last season, we’ve been best friends for twenty years. We used to be able to say that we never had an argument, but we have broken that up now. ‘
“I called Rachel when we were locked out because she was having issues personally so I wanted to call her and check that she was okay and also clean the air.
“I think things like the pandemic make you realize that there is bigger things going on in the world and I think life is too short so I’m not going to ruin my 20 year friendship.
“So we talked, we had a heart to heart and we’re back to where we were before, which is great.
Return: In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the Queen of Cheshire, 47, also reflected on her simmering tensions with her casting mates Rachel Lugo and pregnant Hanna Kinsella.
Dawn also opened up about her broken friendship with Hanna, 32, who announced she was pregnant during the first episode of the new RHOC series on Monday.
Their relationship hit an all-time high during last year’s season after Dawn called the glamorous dentist for speaking negatively about the co-stars behind their backs and for being “bogus.”
According to the business mogul, the accumulation of their differences does not affect his opinion of Hanna as a future mother.
She said, “You’re going to see what happens between us in the upcoming new episode, but whatever fallout I have with Hanna, I made it very clear from the start that she would make an amazing mom.
Drama: Dawn and Rachel’s friendship was in jeopardy last season following a row at the dinner table, but she explained how the pandemic put their drama into perspective
“When we were really close, we would talk for hours, and she was so anxious to get married so she could have a baby, so it’s something she always wanted.
“I’m absolutely thrilled for her, I’ve always been so excited for her since I found out.
“I think you need to have your say and move on, so no matter if Hanna and I get along or not, I’ll never take that away from her, she’ll be amazing.” They will both be great parents.
The mother of four also believes a new addition to the Ward family may be imminent.
Baby on the way: Despite a fractured relationship with 32-year-old Hanna, Dawn said she was “absolutely thrilled” the glamorous dentist is expecting her first child
Her daughter, Darby, 24, has been forced to delay her marriage to her fiance, Michael Corrado Jackson, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Dawn expects baby footsteps will follow soon after their wow exchange. .
She said: “Darby was planning to get married in September, but we have made a family decision, luckily, and she will be getting married next June in France.
“It gave us a lot of time to plan, we made it a bit smaller, although it’s still not very small knowing our family! I am very involved in the planning.
“I always thought Darby would have relatively young children. I’m not saying she’s in a rush, but after the wedding I don’t think it will be too long after.
“She has dogs right now to keep her busy, I joke with her and say, ‘If you can’t take care of two dogs, how are you going to take care of two children? “”
Wow: She revealed her daughter Darby’s marriage to Michael Corrado Jackson has been pushed back to 2021 amid the pandemic and expects children to follow relatively soon after.
According to Dawn, she appreciates the quality time spent with Darby, her husband Ashley and their three other children, after the family contracted coronavirus and feared the worst.
She added, “I was so sore for two weeks. It was more worrying when you first received it because you don’t know what to expect. You see a lot of people who have been really sick and you expect the worst.
“I felt pretty hard, I actually didn’t get out of bed, I lost my appetite, had headaches, tremors, chills and had a very high temperature. But I was very lucky that I didn’t have the most severe symptoms.
“My kids haven’t really shown that many symptoms, but it’s the longest I’ve ever been in bed. It’s the longest I’ve ever stopped working and out of our family it’s probably the worst.
Her former guest and RHOC girlfriend Ester Dee left Dawn’s lavish family mansion earlier this year as she focuses on growing her independence and her relationship with her Spanish boyfriend, Glynn.
Dawn revealed that she also met Ester’s beau several years ago, before the loving couple became an object.
She said: “I met him many years ago, nothing to do with Ester actually. I went to see one of his properties a long time ago in Spain, and we also have mutual friends.
That being said, I don’t know him very well, but I’ve never seen Ester like this, she seems to have found this one.
“When Ester moved in with me she was in a completely different space than she is today, which is for the best, and I think Ester is truly loved. “
Family matters: According to the mother of four, she appreciates the quality time spent with Darby and the rest of the family after contracting the coronavirus and she feared the worst
The mother-of-one flew overseas to spend time with her man, which could impact her future on real Cheshire housewives, according to Dawn.
She added, “I can’t speak for her, but they spend a lot of time together and it’s hard when you’re in a different country.
“I think she would probably leave the show to focus on her relationship, we’ll just have to wait and see. However, I don’t think Ester will be leaving the series entirely entirely, maybe not as much, maybe.
One cast member who plans to stay on and make an impact on the reality show is newcomer Lystra Adams.
Priority shift: Ester Dee flew overseas to spend time with her Spanish boyfriend, Glynn, which could impact her future on real Cheshire housewives, according to Dawn
The voluptuous model makes her debut in the new season of Real Housewives of Cheshire, and she caught the attention of women with her “strong personality.”
Dawn said, “I’ve known Lystra for about six or seven years only through my friends Nick and Royston, and she’s been to a lot of my parties and events. I think she’s a great addition to the series.
“I think she brings good energy, she’s a strong personality, glamor, and I think she will fit in well. “
Dawn also touched on the change in dynamics and whether her co-stars feel threatened by the show’s new arrival.
She added, “I think you feel a little bit of tension in some areas and situations, but I think it comes with any band. We’re all strong, independent women, and when someone new comes in, someone always has custody or different opinions.
“I think it’s a sensation because no one wants a change, but I think she’s going to settle down.
Make a Statement: RHOC Newcomer Lystra Adams Debuts New Season and Caught Women’s Attention With Her ‘Strong Personality’