Earlier this week, LeeAnne announced in a statement to PEOPLE that she would be leaving RHOD after four seasons.
“The last four years have been a trolley-slapping good time but after much consideration, I have made the personal decision to step away from RHOD,” LeeAnne said in a statement.
“Getting to share my wedding with the viewers last year brought me tremendous joy, however, the season was very personally challenging for me,” she continued. “I am looking forward to stepping away from the cameras and spending quality time with my husband and friends, traveling, but most importantly, getting back to philanthropy, which was my main reason for joining the show.”
“Thank you to everyone who has laughed and cried with me along the way,” LeeAnne added. “It’s been an amazing journey, and yes my pantyliner is still exhausted. There are so many exciting things on my horizon that I can’t wait to share with you.”
Now, the Real Housewives executive producer and Big Daddy of Bravo is addressing LeeAnne’s departure.
“I don’t think that Dallas would still be going if it weren’t for her contribution to the series. She has been an incredibly strong part of the show,” Andy said during the Wednesday episode of his SiriusXM show, Radio Andy. “A driving character — driving a lot of drama and humor and heart. I want to salute her for that because she has made a significant and important contribution to that show.”
“On a personal note to her, I wish that our last go-around on the air hadn’t been so contentious,” he continued. “I’m hoping that once the breeze has blown through she will come back and join me for a KiKi at some point on Watch What Happens Live.”
While Andy is sure LeeAnne will be missed by RHOD fans, he’s also “optimistic” that the franchise will continue to be successful without her.
“She will always be a Housewife in our universe. I hope that we will be seeing her in some form or another if she will be there to be seen. I think in terms of the future of the show, we’ve got spectacular casting and I’m looking forward with great optimism and we’ve got a great group of Housewives in Dallas,” he added.
Meanwhile, LeeAnne’s former RHOD co-star Cary Deuber spilled the tea on both of their exits from the hit Bravo reality show.
During an Instagram Live on Wednesday morning, Cary claimed that LeeAnne was fired from RHOD – just like she was following season 3! Yikes!
Check out the video below!
The Real Housewives of Dallas will return for season 5 in mid-to-late 2020.
Thoughts on Andy’s statement? Are you surprised both Cary and LeeAnne were fired from RHOD?