Siggy Flicker, who announced earlier this month that she won't be returning to The Real Housewives of New Jersey
next season, has written a farewell letter to cast and fans of the Bravo series. In the letter, which she shared with Us Weekly
, she thanked the people behind the show and revealed what she learned during her two-season stint.
"I want to thank Andy Cohen and Bravo for the opportunity they gave me on The Real Housewives of New Jersey
," Flicker began in her letter. "Andy Cohen is a mentor, a friend and the sweetest man in the universe, not to mention GOOD LOOOKING! Bravo has amazing people who made a tremendous impact on my career and my life. I don't regret one second of the good and sometimes the not so good."
While Flicker is grateful for the opportunity she has been given, she did point out her struggle on RHONJ, which basically led to her exit.
"I learned that when dealing with a reality show, never ever ever leave your edit in the hands of someone else," she continued. "Let me tell you why. Imagine the most well-behaved lion -- a lion who was raised and surrounded by love -- never experiencing cruelty. Now imagine that same lion is caged, poked, prodded and beaten for weeks. Finally, that lion strikes back at its tormentors. The tormentors capture video only of the lion attacking, show that video and label the lion vicious, unpredictable and unhinged. Welcome to the last year of my life."
Flicker announced her departure from the show in a statement, revealing that she wants to focus on her family, her growing business and some exciting new projects. Her decision didn't really come as a surprise given her previous statements about her co-stars. Besides calling them "poison," she also painted herself as the outsider this season-- suggesting that everyone will turn against her. However, she did single out co-star Dolores Catania as her ally.
"I learned that my husband, my kids, my family and my friends -- especially Dolores Catania -- will guide me through the darkest of times with unprecedented strength and unwavering support. Looking back at how they rallied around me, it is truly humbling," she wrote.
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