Last night, fans of hit Bravo show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills were heartbroken to find out that Camille Grammer would not return for another season. Confused folks tossed and turned all night, wondering whether she had been asked off the show or she chose to leave herself.
Earlier, after rumors first surfaced that her return was questionable, she noted that Bravo was tough with negotiations, leading many to believe they didn’t want her back. But today, Camille noted that it was in fact her decision to leave the show that made her famous.
“I was not fired,” Camille exclusively tells E! News. “I didn’t want to expose my personal life so much anymore. I had done that and was over that. I care very much for my family and children and that show tends to take me away from them. I really want to focus on them right now.”
She also shot down rumors of a rift between Bravo, telling E!, “I just chose to keep most things private in general.”
“I’m in a good place and I’ve had such an interesting experience and such a learning experience being on this show. I’ve really enjoyed my time working with the girls and I will miss the camaraderie. I enjoyed the producers and Bravo. I’m upset about that part,” she said.
Rumors had been circulating for a while now that Grammer wouldn’t be returning for the third season for many reasons. Earlier this year, rumors were swirling that the reality star wouldn’t be invited back along with Taylor Armstrong due to their less than strong roles on the show.
In 2011, it was another reason. Following the first season, rumors were swirling that Grammer wasn’t interested in returning for a second season due to the way she had been portrayed in the series— During the first season, cameras followed Camille as she boasted about her lavish life and being married to A-list actor Kelsey Grammer as well as caught her lashing out at cast-mates every now and then.
At first Camille blamed her bad behavior during season 1 on editing but then later fessed up to her behavior also coming across the way it did from stress from her failing marriage.