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The day after Vicki Gunvalson
Accompanied by a photo with her husband Eddie Judge, the 52-year-old wrote:
“It’s been a wild 12 years . But it’s time for me to move on. Im sad to go but I’m very excited about my future . Love ❤️ you guys ✌️”
But apparently, her exit isn’t on the greatest of terms with Bravo! A source revealed (below) to Us Weekly the network had attempted to demote her to a “part-time” or friend role on the SoCal franchise, and she turned it down:
“They offered her a part-time role and she declined. She was on the fence anyhow.”
Judge — who was the longest running full-time cast member in Housewives history — shared with People:
“It’s been a wild ride, and after all these years, I’m looking forward to life away from the cameras. I was offered a chance to come back to the show in a limited role, but would prefer to walk away on my own terms.”
Seems eerily similar to what went down with Vicki… As fans of the series will recall, Miz Gunvalson was in a “friend” role throughout season 14 after previously starring as a main cast member during the first 13 seasons. Andy Cohen tweeted out remarks on the unexpected exit on Saturday:
“An unprecedented run from a woman who was always entertaining, surprising and dramatic – and never ever aged. And now she’s the queen of CBD!”
The “OG of the OC” shared just a day earlier she would also be leaving her reality TV life behind for “exciting, empowering and inspirational” new projects, including a forthcoming podcast. Let’s hope the ladies reunite and spill the tea!!