Peggy Sulahian will not be returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County, after one season.
“What an exciting experience it was to be part of The Real Housewives of Orange County! It was an honor to be the 100th housewife and to be part of the Bravo family. I am extremely proud of being the first Armenian-American Housewife and sharing my culture with the world,” Sulahian exclusively told Us Weekly in a statement on Tuesday, February 13.
She continued, “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. At this point, moving on seemed like the right thing to do. A few new ventures have availed themselves, and I look forward to sharing them with you soon!”
Sulahian, 44, made history when she became the 100th Housewife to join the franchise for the 12th season of RHOC.
“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 explained via her blog on Friday, February 9. “I need a break! There is a lot of good that comes from the show, but also a lot of negativity. After a family vote, it was unanimous that I should take a break. Sometimes the people who love us the most see things even we don’t see. I trust my path and I’m excited for what the future holds.”
As fans know, Peggy’s rookie season was not a catwalk among her RHOC co-stars.
The 44-year-old previously said, the only two Housewives that supported her were, Lydia McLaughlin and Vicki Gunvalson. Peggy feels her other co-stars were nasty to her, which has led to the misconception that she’s difficult to understand.
In January, Meghan Edmonds also announced her departure from RHOC. Vicki Gunvalson, Shannon Beador, Kelly Dodd and Tamra Judge — are all returning to the Bravo series and have started filming season 13.