Feb. 14 (UPI) — Peggy Sulahian is leaving Real Housewives of Orange County after just one season.
The 44-year-old television personality announced her exit in a statement Tuesday to Bravo’s Daily Dish following news her co-stars Meghan King Edmonds and Lydia McLaughlin also won’t return for Season 13 of the Bravo series.
“It was an honor to be the 100th housewife and to be part of the Bravo family. I am extremely proud of being the 1st Armenian-American housewife and sharing my culture with the world,” Sulahian said. “While I faced and conquered many challenges, I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my story and spread awareness of breast cancer.”
“Dealing with the disease and the passing of my father challenged me to reassess and reflect on my life, and I’ve realized what’s most important is leading a healthy and happy life, surrounded by people who care and love you,” she explained. “At this point, moving on seemed like the right thing to do.”
Sulahian shared the same statement with her 96,100 followers on Instagram. She accompanied the post with a photo of herself posing in a nude-colored top on her staircase.
“A few new ventures have availed themselves, and I look forward to sharing them with you soon!” the star wrote.
Sulahian joined Real Housewives of Orange County in Season 12, which came to a close in November. Edmonds confirmed her exit in January, while McLaughlin announced her departure last week.
“RHOC has given me a great platform and I’m grateful for that. However, I feel like I can only handle this show one season at a time,” McLaughlin wrote in a blog post. “After a family vote, it was unanimous that I should take a break.”