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Annemarie Wiley Exits ‘RHOBH’ After One Season: ‘To Say That I’m Disappointed Is an Understatement’

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Annemarie Wiley has confirmed her exit from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after just one season. 

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The 40-year-old nurse anesthesiologist broke the news in a statement posted on Instagram, where she expressed disappointment over not being asked back for season 14, which is gearing up for production.

“I’m disappointed is an understatement,” Wiley said of not returning to the reality show after season 13. “I never auditioned for this show. The show found me and asked me to be on it out of the blue 6 weeks after the cast had already started filming. I was thrown into filming two weeks later, mid-season.”

Despite her excitement about the opportunity, Wiley regrets not being able to showcase her true self and life story on the show.

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During her brief stint RHOBH, Wiley’s major storyline revolved around questioning co-star Sutton Stracke regarding her esophagus, which became a notable moment among fans. However, Wiley emphasized that there was much more to her life and identity that viewers didn’t get to see.

“What I am is a woman, a proud Black woman, who is truly blessed with a wonderful strong Black man as my husband [Marcellus] who lifts me and our four wonderful children up with so much love and positivity on a daily basis,” she declared. “It was an important mission of mine for the next season to show a solid Black family unit and that ‘rue Black love’ exists, even in Beverly Hills.”

The reality star also had hoped to share her struggles, such as coping with the loss of her mother to lung cancer and her journey with adoption trauma. 

Despite her disappointment, Wiley wished her former co-stars well in the upcoming season and thanked Bravo for the opportunity. 

“As an athlete, challenges only make you stronger and more determined to prosper! I’m excited for the new opportunities ahead that celebrate positivity, truth, authenticity, and the values I align with,” Wiley, who excelled in track and basketball while earning her nursing degree, concluded her statement.

As season 14 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills prepares for production, Bravo has yet to confirm the returning cast members. However, it’s expected that familiar faces such as Kyle Richards, Erika Jayne, Garcelle Beauvais, Dorit KemsleyCrystal Kung Minkoff and Stracke will return.

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