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'RHOP' Star Robyn Dixon Says 'I Was Fired' In Bravo Exit Announcement

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By Afouda Bamidele on April 15, 2024 at 10:20 AM EDT

Robyn Dixon, the beloved star of "The Real Housewives of Potomac," stunned fans with a jaw-dropping announcement of her departure from the Bravo franchise.

In the unexpected news, she reveals that she was not bidding adieu on her own terms—she was handed a pink slip!

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Robyn Dixon Slams Bravo In Shocking Farewell Message

Dixon, a strong figure since the inception of the hit Bravo series in 2016, dropped the bombshell on her podcast, "Reasonably Shady" on Monday. 

She disclosed her departure, emphatically stating, "Yes, I will not be returning for season 9 of The Real Housewives of Potomac." The reality TV star did not mince words, admitting:

"It's reality. The network did not invite me back. I was fired, for lack of better words. I will not sugar-coat the situation the situation and say, 'Ooh I am walking away and this is a break' or anything like this. This is a network decision."

Despite the abrupt end to her "RHOP" journey, the 45-year-old expressed acceptance and gratitude for her time on the show. 

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"I'm okay with it because nothing lasts forever. I've had a very long run on the show, and I just really appreciate that time and the opportunity that I had on the show," she remarked.

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The Reality Star Also Left A Message For Fans

Continuing her touching sign-off, the TV personality conveyed heartfelt thanks to the loyal fans who supported her throughout her reality TV tenure. In her words:

"Thank you to the fans who have watched us from day 1. I do want to especially thank all of the fans and viewers who have supported me, showed loved to me. Whether you directly sent me love or you prayed for me or you have positive thoughts around me, I appreciate you."

Dixon further reflected on her desire to inspire authenticity among viewers when she said, "And I hope I inspired you the viewers, the fans, to live your life authentically. To not feel pressure to change for anyone, or impress people, and just to be yourself."

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The mother-of-two's departure marked yet another casting shakeup for "The Real Housewives of Potomac," which has seen its fair share of changes since its tumultuous eighth season. 

Originally joined by fellow OGs Gizelle Bryant, Ashley Darby, Karen Huger, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, and Katie Rost, Dixon leaves behind a legacy of drama, laughter, and unforgettable moments as the series prepares for its next chapter.

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A Look Back At Dixon's Road To 'RHOP' Departure

Amid Dixon's startling announcement, this is not the first time her departure from the show has made headlines.

Back in 2021, The Blast reported on speculations that Dixon had not received her contract for season 6, unlike her fellow cast members who had already signed their deals.

However, at the time, Dixon swiftly moved to quell the rumors, asserting, "If or when RHOP returns, I am looking forward to being part of the new season and sharing my story with the viewers who have been supportive of my journey and the show." 

An insider close to the actress also clarified that she had not been fired, emphasizing that her statement did not address whether she had not been asked back.

Candiace Dillard Bassett Also Exited 'RHOP' After 6 Seasons

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As fans digest Dixon's departure news, remember that "RHOP" alum Candiace Dillard Bassett made waves with her own exit announcement

Joining the ranks of those bidding adieu to the Bravo series, Dillard Bassett, who entered the scene in season 3, revealed her decision not to return for the highly anticipated ninth season.

In the statement, the 34-year-old expressed gratitude for the "enriching friendships, personal growth, and moments of introspection" she experienced during her six-year tenure on the show. 

While citing a "whirlwind of new opportunities and responsibilities" as the reason for her departure, Dillard Bassett assured fans that this wasn't a farewell, but a "see you later."

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Acknowledging the unwavering support of fans, the singer conveyed excitement for the adventures that lie ahead, promising to share them with her dedicated audience.

Robyn Dixon Brought The Drama On 'RHOP'

As two key cast members bid farewell to "The Real Housewives of Potomac," fans are left to reminisce about the drama and excitement they brought to the show

One particular moment from 2021 comes to mind amidst the farewells. The incident in question occurred between Wendy Osefo and Mia Thornton, as harsh words were exchanged regarding their professions and spouses.

While most of the women focused on reprimanding Thornton for her physical actions, some viewers noticed a different dynamic at play.

Robyn Dixon and Gizelle Bryant's reactions to the altercation drew criticism from fans, who perceived their treatment of Osefo as indicative of colorist attitudes. 

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Social media platforms buzzed with commentary, with many expressing disappointment in the cast's handling of the situation. An example of such commentary came from a fan who wrote:

"#RHOP #BRAVOTV Mia, Robyn & Gizelle are VILE, COLORISTS, LIARS, MEAN, JEALOUS, VINDICTIVE & PETTY. Andy is not equipped to address the IMPORTANT & OBVIOUS COLORISM issues at the Reunion. He needs an educated/knowledgeable Black person to assist or it will be brushed over again."

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