Heather Dubrow has announced she will be leaving The Real Housewives of Orange County after five seasons on the show.
The Bravo star made the announcement on her podcast, and Entertainment Tonight is the first to report the news. â€œIf youâ€™re wondering why Iâ€™ve decided to not come back, it wasnâ€™t an easy decision,â€ Heather explains. â€œYou know, itâ€™s hard to walk away from something, first of all, thatâ€™s been successful for five years, and truly has given us so much. But I just feel like, right at this particular point in time, a couple of things [changed my mind].â€
â€œFirst of all, my kids,â€ she continues. â€œMy oldest kids are now teenagers, and I just felt like they need to make their own decision about being on television and exposing their lives, and for me personally, I have some really cool, interesting opportunities that I want to explore. I donâ€™t know where theyâ€™re going to go, but I want the opportunity to explore them.â€
â€œI felt like I was at a tipping point, and justâ€¦ it was time,â€ she says. â€œBut, itâ€™s all positive and I wish them all the best.â€
â€œI will miss the girls,â€ she adds, giving the show credit for giving her many â€œcool experiences.â€
â€œAfter a lot of careful thought and deliberation, I have decided not to return to RHOC this season,â€ Heather writes, in part. â€œThese past five years have been an incredible journey and I’m so proud to have been a part of such an iconic piece of pop culture â€¦ However, at this point in my life, I have decided to go in another direction and do whatâ€™s best for my family and career.â€
However, Dubrow notes that â€œthe door is always openâ€ for a return, possibly even as a guest in season 12.
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