Yolanda Hadid is parting ways
with “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
The 52-year-old announced her
decision to leave the show in a detailed Instagram message on Wednesday, giving
fans insight behind the sudden departure.
While the former model said in
her post that she “would have loved a more graceful exit,” she
acknowledged that it’s time to move on and “bring back the privacy”
in her home while she focuses on her children and recovery from Lyme Disease.
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❤️I would have loved a more graceful exit then "Season 6" but sometimes we don't get to control the ending of the chapters in our life………….. I am leaving what's over without denying its past importance in my life. I believe that every exit is an new entry and with that in mind I say goodbye to my @Bravotv Family as I continue to focus on a my recovery, my children and bring back the privacy within our Home……….. Thank you to all the fans for your love and unwavering support these past 4 years. I am grateful for the housewife experience and all it has taught me. I'am excited about this CHOICE and look forward to the next chapter of my life……………… #RHOBH #TimeToSayGoodbye with #Gratitude @evolutionusa @bravoandy @bravotv #WWHL
“Sometimes we don’t get to
control the ending of the chapters in our life,” she wrote, captioning a
photo of herself posing at a red carpet event for the hit reality series.
“I am leaving what’s over without denying its past importance in my life.
I believe that every exit is [a] new entry and with that in mind I say goodbye
to my @Bravotv Family.”
Yolanda’s longtime health
issues were put in the spotlight on “RHOBH,”
especially during her Season 6 conflict with castmates who questioned the
severity of her sickness. Despite facing those hardships
on camera, she expressed gratitude for what she learned from her time on the
show, and the devoted audience who watched the story unfold.
“Thank you to all the fans
for your love and unwavering support these past 4 years. I am grateful for the
housewife experience and all it has [taught] me,” she continued, saying
that despite the difficulty of her choice, she’s “excited” for
“the next chapter.”
Bravo echoed Yolanda’s
sentiments in a statement released to Access Hollywood on Wednesday, and left
an invitation for her possible return.
“Yolanda was a great
addition to ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’ Along with our viewers, we
have enjoyed and appreciated Yolanda sharing her life events, especially more
recently as she struggled with Lyme Disease,” the statement read. “We
now respect her decision to focus on her health and family. We wish her a
full recovery and hope to see her again sometime on the show.”
Yolanda, mom to supermodels
Gigi and Bella Hadid, and son Anwar, joined “RHOBH” in 2012.
— Erin Biglow
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