AceShowbiz - Dr. Jen Armstrong and Noella Bergener will not be featured in the upcoming season of "The Real Housewives of Orange County". The co-stars announced on Friday, July 8 that they are exiting the show after just one season.
Dr. Jen confirmed her departure via Instagram. "I loved opening up about being a working mom on Real Housewives of Orange County. I am so grateful to have had the privilege to talk about my father, my kids, and a real modern relationship on national television," she began her message.
"My family and my work are the most important aspects of my life, so I am stepping away from RHOC and focusing on them," she added. "Thank you to everyone who has reached out in support- especially from the working moms. Women can really have it all if you work for it. I believe in you, and I'll still be here to chat about it with you. I love inspiring people to be their best."
"I am forever grateful for the friends I made, and the lovely people at @bravo & @evolutionmedia. Here's to the next chapter, and I hope you'll follow along for the journey," the aesthetic physician continued. "There are so many exciting things to come, so stay tuned."
Noella, meanwhile, penned on Instagram Story, "After a wild season of ups and downs, I will not be returning to the 'Real Housewives of Orange County'." The 36-year-old went on to note, "Thank you to all of the fans for all of the love and support during quite possibly the hardest year of my life. I am looking forward to brighter skies ahead, and can't wait to share what's next."
Dr. Jen and Noella joined "The Real Housewives of Orange County" season 16 following the firing of Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Kelly Dodd and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas were also forced to leave the Bravo show in mid-June last year.