Anila Sajja and Contessa Metcalfe FIRED From ‘Married to Medicine’ Replaced By Phaedra Parks
Two cast members of the popular medical reality show Married to Medicine, Anila Sajja and Contessa Metcalfe, will not be returning for Season 10.
Anila Sajja, who joined the show last season, reportedly decided not to return due to the filming schedule’s impact on her family. Meanwhile, Contessa Metcalfe, who has been with the show for three seasons, has announced her departure on social media.
In a recent post on Instagram, Contessa Metcalfe stated that she is leaving the show to focus on her family and her medical practice. She expressed her gratitude to the show’s producers, her cast mates, and the show’s fans for their support over the years.
Following the announcement of her early departure, Anila Sajja, released a statement to ET in which she clarified that, “there are three sides to a story: somewhere between their story and mine, is the TRUTH.”
“The truth is — only half of the rumors are true. I won’t be on the upcoming season of Married to Medicine but I won’t be gone for long…,” the 43-year-old reality star promised. “I have been working on some projects that will give me the FULL opportunity to continue to share my life journey, family, and my Indian culture. My ‘story’ continues whether it is filmed or not.”
“Thank you to my loyal fans for the support, I have A LOT to share with you all VERY soon… stay tuned,” Anila Sajja said, adding that Married to Medicine “was an amazing opportunity and I am excited to build off of the platform I have been given.” “Thank you again to @bravotv and @tvbypop. Can’t wait to share what I’m working on next … The best is yet to come.”
As reported, former Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Phaedra Parks, will be joining the cast of Married to Medicine as a full-time cast member for Season 10, in light of the recent departures of Anila Sajja and Contessa Metcalfe.
The 10th season of Married to Medicine is expected to begin production later this year. Phaedra will be introduced on the show by her friend and current cast member, Quad Webb.
Phaedra has appeared on various reality TV shows in recent years, including Marriage Boot Camp: Love and Hip Hop Edition and “Real Housewives” spinoff, “Ultimate Girls Trip.” She spoke about her budding relationship with the doctor on the latter while taking a stroll around Bluestone Manor with RHOC star, Tamra Judge.
Married to Medicine premiered on Bravo in 2013 and follows the personal and professional lives of medical professionals and their families in Atlanta, Georgia. It has since become a fan-favorite and has spawned several spin-offs, including “Married to Medicine: Los Angeles” and “Married to Medicine: Houston.”
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