Demoted? Darling, that's not the case here!
Or at least that isn't the case if you ask Countess LuAnn de Lesseps!
Sure, you might think it was actually Bravo's decision since she hadn't yet signed her contract for the new season when filming started, and it totes makes sense that they would demote her for dragging that process out, but nooooo, darlings!
"I just made the decision to step back so I can spend more time doing my things with business and my family. It's a win-win for me. I'm still on the show. I'm still very much a part of the show, but it's not a full-time thing. It's very engulfing when you're on it. It takes up all of your mental and physical energy."
Oooh, does this mean we can expect more songs from the Countess? Or perhaps an updated etiquette book to address new issues like the appropriate way to post a selfie and situations where it's acceptable to twerk?
Well, maybe not yet because LuAnn STILL has her hands full on the show:
"How can I avoid the drama? The drama is unavoidable. So yes, I'm a part of the drama—absolutely!"
What?! Dramz on Housewives??
Have her lessons on class not taught these ladiez anything?!