Kristen Taekman is leaving The Real Housewives of New York City, the mom and model told E! News exclusively.
"My experience during my time on RHONY was fantastic and I made some great new friends," Kristen told E! News in a statement. "At this time in my life, I have decided to concentrate on my family and my new business ventures Pop Of Color nail polish and Last Night's Look, my fashion blog. I will remain a Housewife and part of an amazing franchise forever and that is what is important. "
Kristen joined the show in season six and appeared in the most recent season, season seven, alongside Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Heather Thomson, Carole Radziwill, Luann de Lesseps, Bethenny Frankel and Dorinda Medley.
Heather also announced she would not be returning to the Bravo series for another season. The status of the rest of the cast remains up in the air with production on season eight gearing up.