Diana Jenkins made a very personal decision.
And it has a direct impact on her professional life.
On Monday, the 49-year-old, who made her debut as a main cast member on Season 12 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, announced she had decided to part ways with the franchise.
Referring to her fiancée and upcoming trip, Jenkins wrote on Instagram,
“As many of you know, Usher and I are expecting our second child later this year.
“Also, due to a number of factors, this pregnancy is considered high-risk and my doctor has advised me to rest.
“That’s why I can’t fully dedicate myself to filming the next season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Rounded out the stars:
“Thank you Bravo and Evolution for your support and understanding, allowing me to focus on my pregnancy. I promise to continue sharing my fertility journey with you.”
Jenkins and Monroe already have a two-year-old daughter, Elyana.
In a season 12 episode of the aforementioned show, Jenkins revealed that she had a miscarriage after having Eryana.
(Jenkins also shares two children, son Innis and daughter Enaya, with ex-husband Roger Jenkins.)
Jenkins’ final appearance came remotely, using a satellite to attend the Real Housewives of Orange County season 12 reunion after testing positive for COVID-10.
Previously, Jenkins feuded on-air with Sutton Strakke and Garcelle Beauvais, the latter of whom accused her rival of paying bots to attack her teenage son Jax on social media.
Jenkins has strongly denied doing any such thing.
Meanwhile, her decision yesterday followed Lisa Rinna announcing her own exit from the show.
“This is the longest work of my 35-year career, and I am grateful to everyone at Bravo and everyone involved with the series,” Rinna said in a statement last week.
She added at the time:
“It’s been a fun eight years. I’m looking forward to the future!”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 premieres later this year, with at least two cast spots.