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Bethenny Frankel, Vicki Gunvalson, Leanne Locken and other Real Housewives ditching the show

THE cast of the Real Housewives franchise have provided us with plenty of drama over the years.

However, for some of the hit Bravo show's longest-serving stars, all good things must comes to an end.

From Vicky Gunvalson's dramatic departure to Denise Richards' rumoured exit, we take a look at the stars who have said goodbye to their housewife status for good:

Vicki Gunvalson

The outspoken blonde, 57, was an original cast member of the RHOC when it kicked off in 2006.

Sadly, her run on the show came to an end this year after she was reportedly "not asked to return" as a main housewife.

Vicky later confirmed the news on Instagram, following months of speculation.

She wrote: "I will always be the OG of the OC, but it’s time to say goodbye to The Real Housewives of Orange County.

"It’s been an incredible ride for 14 years and I want thank all of you for your support, for your love and for “whooping it up” with me along the way."

And in true Vicky style, she ensured her last moments on the series wasn't without drama after telling host Andy Cohen she "started" the show and told a cameraman to "f**k off" during the dramatic reunion show.

Tamra Judge

The 52-year-old announced she was leaving the RHOC earlier this year after Bravo attempted to demote her.

Announcing the news on social media alongside a snap of herself with husband Eddie, Tamra said: “It’s been a wild 12 years. But it’s time for me to move on. I’m sad to go, but I’ very excited about my future. Love you guys.”

She later revealed in statement to People that she was offered a part-time role, saying: "I was offered a chance to come back to the show in a limited role, but would prefer to walk away on my own terms.”

The reality star has since unfollowed her former co-stars on Instagram and accused show producers of "shady editing" and "totally made up" scenes.

Bethenny Frankel

The Real Housewives of New York City alum, 49, who was the breakout star of the Bravo series when it premiered in 2008, confirmed her exit last year.

She wrote on Instagram: “I wanted to take a moment to write a personal note to you. I am so grateful to you for sticking with me through everything.

"You started this journey with me in my tiny apartment in my late 30s, wondering what would happen to me. I was broke, single, had no family and no idea what the future held.”

Bettenny's time on the show proved for many emotional moments, including the mourning of her on-again off-again boyfriend, Dennis Shields, and the long-time custody battle with ex Jason Hoppy, the father of her nine-year-old daughter, Bryn.

LeeAnne Locken

OG housewife Leanne recently revealed she's leaving the RHOD after four seasons.

"The last four years have been a trolley-slapping good time but after much consideration, I have made the personal decision to step away from RHOD," she announced in the statement.

The news of LeeAnne's departure cames after the reality star opened up about suicidal thoughts she battled in the past.

Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa left RHOBH last summer, after being a housewife for nine seasons.

Reflecting on her time on the show, she said: "The last year was a very negative year for me. I feel like we’re moving forward. They have had their resolution.

"I just had a horrible time with the show and the women. It was a very sad time in my life and it wasn’t made any better. I just decided to walk away."

Viewers will remember that Lisa left the show in bad terms with Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne and Teddi Mellencamp.

But things were running smoothly with Denise Richards, who joined the cast last season, when she left.

Tinsley Mortimer

Tinsley decided to step away from the RHONY "for her fiancé" Scott Kluth last year.

Co-star Luann de Lesseps revealed the dramatic news during a Q&A session at her Countess and Friends cabaret show, saying: "I think she’s more upset that Tinsley’s not filming anymore now that she’s marrying Scott than Tinsley is."

She joined the show in 2007.

Denise Richard

While it's not confirmed whether Denise is officially leaving the RHOBH, rumours have no doubt been rife.

This speculation comes following flak from Lisa Rinna over the 48-year-old's upcoming Season 10 absence and a blowup with Brandi Glanville.

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