“Real Housewives of Dallas” star D’Andra Simmons has had an emotional season, mainly because of her family situation. For years, fans have considered her mom, “Momma Dee” Simmons an honorary cast member, but Simmons showed a new side of her family this season.
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Simmons started out the season introducing fans to the situation her biological dad put her in. The RHOD star shared that she became estranged from her stepmom, Patsy, and adopted brother due to a will dispute from her late biological father. He left behind two wills: one that gave everything to Simmons and one that included his wife and his son.
She said, “[There] was a big fight over the family estate” because of the different wills. “We have a legal battle, and we ripped each other’s throats out, hearts out, everything we had because my father left us in this situation,” she said in a confessional. Simmons ultimately won, and it quickly tore them apart.
Simmons decided she wanted to reconnect with her stepmom and brother during the season and decided to reach out to both parties after Patsy told her her brother welcomed a baby. She will meet with her stepmom Patsy for the first time in more than 16 years on the latest season.
Simmons herself has not provided many details about her late biological father. “My father was of Scottish descent. My birth last name is Callaway,” she tweeted to a fan in 2016. She also shared that Callaway committed suicide shortly after her first wedding.
“My father committed suicide when he was in a drunken rage, so it’s really upsetting for me to have that conversation,” she told Andy Cohen in 2018, per People. “He was always an alcoholic. I grew up with an alcoholic father. That for me is a sensitive topic.”
Momma Dee Simmons also revealed some details on her ex. She told the Dallas Observer in 2018 she married Callaway, an eligible Dallas bachelor. “I made up my mind that I wasn’t gonna be poor all my life,” she said at the time. “You can get anyone you want. You just have to know how to work the system.”
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