It has been rumored for some time, and now it is confirmed. Heather Thomson will not return to “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Heather is explaining why this was the right time to leave the show.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Heather revealed that she chose to leave the show because she truly can no longer do it. “The reality of it that I just can’t do it anymore,” Heather admitted. “I have to focus on the things that are really, really important in my life and that’s my family and my business. While I’m filming the show I also am running a multi-million dollar business, and it takes away a lot of my time from the company.”
Season seven was Heather’s third season on the show, and she explained that this season felt like “the end” of her run on the show. “My third year I kind of figured out where I was with the women,” she discussed. “There was a beginning, middle and end for everything, and for me, that was the end.”
“The opportunity, the experience — it was all amazing while it lasted,” Heather added. “But, again … the third time was the charm for me.”
Despite all the drama she went through on the show, Heather went on to say that she thinks the show made her “wiser” and has no regrets in joining the show. “They don’t match you with normal people you’d gravitate toward — that’s the genius of the casting,” Heather explained. “They put you in a situation of people you wouldn’t normally be with … that is interesting to see you react and interact with someone you wouldn’t normally hang out with. … Ramona [Singer] is not someone that I think if we met socially, either of us would gravitate towards one another … we overcame our differences.”
Heather even discussed her opinions of Kristen Taekman’s husband Josh being a part of the Ashley Madison leak. “What Josh has said is it was a silly thing to do, and he’s so regretful he hurt his family,” Heather said. “They’re not getting divorced over it — let’s put it that way. Their marriage is totally going to survive because Kristen knows her husband and believes him to. When you’re a cheater — he’s just never been that guy. Josh has always been a really stand-up guy. … Josh is a good guy.”
Towards the end of the interview, Heather did leave the “door open” to making cameos and guest appearances on the show in the future.
Are you sad or happy to see Heather go? How do you think the show will be without her?