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. “If you’re wondering why I’ve decided to not come back, it wasn’t an easy decision,” Heather explains. “You know, it’s hard to walk away from something, first of all, that’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].”
“First of all, my kids,” she continues. “My 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 don’t know where they’re going to go, but I want the opportunity to explore them.”
“I felt like I was at a tipping point, and just… it was time,” she says. “But, it’s all positive and I wish them all the best.”
“I will miss the girls,” she adds, giving the show credit for giving her many “cool experiences.”
“After a lot of careful thought and deliberation, I have decided not to return to RHOC this season,” Heather writes, in part. “These 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 … However, at this point in my life, I have decided to go in another direction and do what’s best for my family and career.”
However, Dubrow notes that “the door is always open” for a return, possibly even as a guest in season 12.
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