The Real Housewives
franchise is a little less bright today, as Saint Camille Grammer told US Weekly
this weekend that she would not be returning to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
for its third season.
"I can't say too much at this moment, but we couldn't get it worked out," Camille said. "I love these girls. I really do. I've had so much fun with the franchise, but I guess the producers and I couldn't come to an agreement."
Camille, who was the source of most of the controversy in season one (especially in her feuds with co-star Kyle Richards), stood to be the voice of reason on season two. While she did out Taylor Armstrong for her contradicting stories about her abusive late husband, Russell, Camille generally stayed away from the drama.
"I was not fired," Camille clarified in an interview with E! Online
. "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."
Camille, who experienced a very public divorce with TV star Kelsey Grammer, just recently won the custody battle
for their two children. Camille is now dating Dimitri Charalabopoulos, whose abs we will sadly see no more of now that they won't be featured next season. Bummer.
"I just chose to keep most things private in general," she said. "I'm in a good place and I've had such an interesting experience and such a learning experience being on the 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."
Camille was also characteristically coy about her plans for the future.
"We'll see [about the future]. I don't know. All things are possible. There's stuff I can't talk about this minute."
Although we hate to admit we may have seen this coming
, alas, we must bid farewell to the Queen Camille. We will miss her slinky dance moves and tiny bikinis all the same. Gina PusateriContributing Writer(Image courtesy of Bravo)