We guess Bethenny got her way again after all…
Despite a rather strong debut showing, Bravo newbie Jules Wainstein will NOT be returning to Real Housewives of New York next season.
The casting news comes just hours ahead of Part Two of the Season Eight reunion special on Wednesday night, and while we’re bummed by the news… we’re not exactly surprised.
Not only were there rumors Jules was out way before her plotlines started to pick up, but the mother-of-two is cemented nicely on Bethenny Frankel‘s bad side, which means she never really stood a chance going against Andy Cohen‘s favorite!
Luckily for her fans, however, it doesn’t sound like Jules was forced out by any means. In fact, according to her rep, Jules decided to leave the franchise on her own, saying:
“Jules is going through a divorce and is putting her family first.”
Dealing with both a divorce and an eating disorder would be difficult for anyone off camera, so we definitely understand her decision to exit the spotlight quietly. But that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t welcome her back whenever she wants!
After all… Kristen Taekman got two seasons, so stranger things have happened.
We’ll miss ya, Jules — but Jagger and Rio are lucky to have you!
[Image via Bravo.]