Robyn Dixon Confirms Exit From ‘Real Housewives of Potomac’

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The Real Housewives of Potomac continues to experience more casting shakeups after the show’s turbulent eighth season.

Robyn Dixon is leaving Bravo’s Maryland iteration after eight seasons, she announced on the latest episode of her podcast Reasonably shady the one published on Monday April 15.

“Yes, I will not return for season 9 of The Real Housewives of Potomac” said Dixon, 45. “That’s the reality. The network didn’t invite me back. I was fired, for lack of better words. I’m not going to sugarcoat the situation by saying, “Ooh, I’m leaving and it’s a break” or anything like that. It’s a network decision.”

Dixon was one of the original members of the franchise when the series premiered in January 2016, alongside Gizelle Bryant, Ashley Darby, Karen Huger, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan and Katie Rost. Bryant, Darby and Huger were all part of the season 8 cast, alongside Candiace Dillard Bassett, Dr. Wendy Osefo, Mia Thornton and Nneka Ihim.

Robyn Dixon is pictured on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.”

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Despite the sad news, Dixon told Bryant – she Reasonably shady co-host and RHOP costar – that she is at peace with her exit from the series.

“I’m OK with that because nothing lasts forever. I’ve been on the show for a really long time and I really appreciate this time and the opportunity that I’ve had on the show,” the mother said. two children, before extending. his gratitude to the network and Truly Original, the production company behind RHOP.

The cast of season 8 of “RHOP” is in photo.

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“Thank you to the fans who have been watching us since day one,” Dixon continued. “I want to especially thank all the fans and viewers who supported me, who showed me love. Whether you sent me love directly, prayed for me, or had positive thoughts around me, I appreciate you and I hope I have inspired you, the viewers, the fans, to live your life authentically, to not feel pressure to change for anyone, or to impress. people, and just to be yourself.”

Robyn Dixon.

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News of Dixon’s exit was first reported by The Jasmine Brand on March 25, the same day that Dixon’s co-star Dillard Bassett announced with PEOPLE exclusively that she would be leaving the series after six seasons. But Dixon didn’t address the reports until Monday’s episode of the podcast.

“I wanted to talk about my own business, my own life, my own news, my own life, my own news, and I wanted to share it from my own mouth when the time was appropriate. And I had the feel like the appropriate time would be once season 8 of. The Real Housewives of Potomac the broadcast was over, which it is. the broadcast is now over; the final reunion episode was last night,” she said. “And I wanted to respect the network and respect the show and wait until the end of the season, which I think makes sense.”

During her remarks, Dixon became emotional while speaking to Bryant, her longtime best friend.

“I really want to tell you that I love you,” she said. “It’s been such a fun, amazing, stressful and crazy journey these last 8 years. I couldn’t imagine doing what we did with anyone else.”

“To my green-eyed bandit, my accomplice.” Dixon added. “Even though we still have Rereasonably shadedI will still talk to you all the time and see you all the time, I hate that that part of our friendship is no longer there.

Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.”
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During her eight seasons on the show, Dixon went through a lot in her personal life, including the decision to launch a popular franchise medical spa.

When she joined the show, she was divorced from former NBA player Juan Dixon, although they still live together. As the cameras rolled, the two rekindled their romance, remarrying in a private ceremony surrounded by family — including sons Corey, 15, and Carter, 14 — which was aired as a surprise during the season 7 finale.

But there was also plenty of drama, including cheating allegations that followed Juan, 45. He denied these rumors, and Robyn supported him, even saying in her season 8 catchphrase that she “100%” didn’t care.

The Dixons.
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Season 8 also saw Dixon feuding with Dillard Bassett, although the two appeared to bury the hatchet in the latter part of the reunion, with Dixon saying she had no anger towards Dillard Bassett (but that their friendship was not would not be repaired overnight).

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And unlike Dixon, Dillard Bassett has hinted that she hopes to one day return to the franchise. “It’s not a goodbye, but a ‘see you later,’” she said.

“As I begin a new chapter after six remarkable years with THE The Real Housewives of Potomac“I am filled with gratitude for the enriching friendships, personal growth and moments of introspection that have defined this journey,” the 37-year-old “Drive Back” singer said. “With a whirlwind of new opportunities and responsibilities on my plate, I decided to take a break RHOP“.

The Real Housewives of Potomac can be streamed on Peacock.

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