RHOC's Dawn Ward discusses becoming a grandmother and her drama with ...

Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward, opened up on Thursday regarding her battle with coronavirus, her daughter's plans for next year, and the possibility of becoming a grandmother for the first time. 

In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the Cheshire queen, 47,  also reflected on her simmering tensions with fellow castmates, Rachel Lugo and Hanna Kinsella, as she revealed whether their drama cools down or reaches a new boiling point in this year's forthcoming season. 

Dawn and Rachel's friendship was in jeopardy last season following a blow out argument at at the dinner table, and questions raised by Dawn over her friend's loyalty.

Tell all: Real Housewives of Cheshire's Dawn Ward opened up on Thursday about her daughter's lavish wedding plans next year, and the possibility of becoming a grandmother

Tell all: Real Housewives of Cheshire's Dawn Ward opened up on Thursday about her daughter's lavish plans next year, and the possibility of becoming a grandmother

The mother-of-four divulged how their conflict has changed in recent months: 'Me and Rachel had quite a tough time last season, we've been best friends for twenty years. We used to be able to say we've never had an argument but we've broken that now. '

'I rang Rachel when we were in lockdown because she was having some issues going on personally, so I wanted to ring her and check she was ok and also clear the air. 

'I think things like the pandemic make you realise that there are bigger things going on in the world and I think life is too short, so I'm not going to throw my friendship away of 20 years away. 

'So we spoke, we had a heart to heart and we're back to where we were before which is great.' 

Back: In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the Cheshire queen, 47, also reflected on her simmering tensions with fellow castmates, Rachel Lugo, and pregnant Hanna Kinsella

Back: In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the Cheshire queen, 47, also reflected on her simmering tensions with fellow castmates, Rachel Lugo, and pregnant Hanna Kinsella

Dawn also reflected on her fractured friendship with Hanna, 32, who announced she is pregnant on the first episode of the new RHOC series on Monday. 

Their relationship hit an all-time low during last year's season after Dawn called out the glamorous dentist for speaking negatively about co-stars behind their backs and for being 'phoney'. 

According to the business mogul, the accumulation of their disputes doesn't impact her opinion of Hanna as a mother-to-be.

She said: 'You are going to see what happens between us in the new episode coming up, but regardless of my fallout with Hanna, I've made it very clear from the start that she will make an amazing mum.  

Drama: Dawn and Rachel's friendship was in jeopardy last season following a blow out argument at the dinner table but she explained how the pandemic has put their drama into perspective

Drama: Dawn and Rachel's friendship was in jeopardy last season following a blow out argument at the dinner table but she explained how the pandemic has put their drama into perspective

'When we were very close, we would speak for hours, and she was so eager to get married so that she could have a baby, so that's something she's always wanted.

'I am absolutely delighted for her, I have always been so excited for her since I found out.  

'I think you've got to have your say and move on, so regardless if me and Hanna get on or not, I will never take that away from her, that she will be amazing. They both will be amazing parents.'

The mother-of-four also thinks a new addition to the Ward family could be around the corner. 

Baby on the way: Despite having a fractured relationship with Hanna, 32, Dawn said she is 'absolutely delighted' that the glamorous dentist is expecting her first child

Baby on the way: Despite having a fractured relationship with Hanna, 32, Dawn said she is 'absolutely delighted' that the glamorous dentist is expecting her first child

Her daughter, Darby, 24, was forced to delay her to fiancé, Michael Corrado Jackson, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Dawn expects baby footsteps will soon follow after they exchange wows. 

She said: 'Darby was planning on getting married this September, but we made a family decision, thankfully, and she's going to be getting married next June in France. 

'It's given us a lot of time to plan, we've made it a little bit smaller, although it's still not very small knowing our family! I'm very hands on with the planning. 

'I've always thought that Darby would have

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