Written by Melanie Burton, June 16, 2016

NOOO! Yolanda Foster – aka Gigi and Bella’s mum – has had enough of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, announcing that she’s quitting after just three seasons!

She revealed the sad news in an Insta post to her account on Wednesday.

❤️I would have loved a more graceful exit then “Season 6” but sometimes we don’t get to control the ending of the chapters in our life………… I am leaving what’s over without denying its past importance in my life. I believe that every exit is an new entry and with that in mind I say goodbye to my @Bravotv Family as I continue to focus on a my recovery, my children and bring back the privacy within our Home……….. Thank you to all the fans for your love and unwavering support these past 4 years. I am grateful for the housewife experience and all it has thought me. I’am excited about this CHOICE and look forward to the next chapter of my life……………… #RHOBH #TimeToSayGoodbye with #Gratitude @evolutionusa @bravoandy @bravotv #WWHL

A photo posted by YOLANDA (@yolanda.hadid) on

Shortly after, the show’s executive producer Andy Cohen posted a tweet saying: “We love you @YolandaHFoster #RHOBH.”

Following her announcement, Bravo released a statement of their own, telling E! News, “Yolanda was a great addition to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Along with our viewers, we have enjoyed and appreciated Yolanda sharing her life events, especially more recently as she struggled with Lyme Disease.

“We now respect her decision to focus on her health and family. We wish her a full recovery and hope to see her again sometime on the show.”

Yolanda’s been open about her struggle with Lyme disease, and found it difficult last season when other housewives questioned her diagnosis, after she’d also admitted that her children Bella and Anwar have the disease, but her eldest Gigi hasn’t been affected.

In January, co-star Lisa Vanderpump apologised for questioning whether Yolanda’s children had the disease.

“Over the years of interacting with all of the children there had never been any mention of illness,” Lisa explained in a blog post.

“[Their father] Mohamed had always said they were fine, but that is their prerogative as parents, whatever medical issues or information they choose to divulge. I obviously interpreted that as they were not infected by this insidious disease, and as it is not contagious, I understood them to be healthy. “I had no reason to question their well-being,” she added. I love and adore all three of them, for sure.”

Lisa Vanderpump questions Yolanda’s Lyme disease

Last December, Yolanda’s ex David Foster also came to her defense when she was questioned about the disease.

“I have always had and continue to have the utmost respect and love for Yolanda, which is why it is so frustrating to see headlines questioning her chronic debilitating illness,” Foster said in a statement obtained by ET.”

“I have been by Yolanda’s side over the past four years to the best of my ability as she battled with the complexities of her Lyme diagnosis. I am incredibly proud of Yolanda’s determination and mission to find a cure, and how brave and open she has been by sharing her story in the hopes of changing the future for others.”

We’ll miss you Yolanda!

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