LeeAnne Locken, 52, will not be returning for the Real Housewives Of Dallas‘ fifth season.
LeeAnne, who has been a full-time cast member on the series since its premiere in April 2016, has exited the show.
“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 the Real Housewives Of Dallas. Getting to share my wedding with the viewers last year brought me tremendous joy, however, the season was very personally challenging for me. I am looking forward to stepping away from the cameras and spending quality time with my husband and friends, traveling, but most importantly, getting back to philanthropy, which was my main reason for joining the show. Thank you to everyone who has laughed and cried with me along the way. It’s been an amazing journey, and yes my pantyliner is still exhausted. There are so many exciting things on my horizon that I can’t wait to share with you,” LeeAnne said in a statement.
This past season of RHOD, LeeAnne came under fire after making ‘racially insensitive’, comments toward her Mexican castmate Kary Brittingham during a group trip to Thailand.
LeeAnne Locken: “All Mexican & strong” …. “Chirpy little Mexican.”
Why is LeeAnne using Mexican in her frustration. You all know LeeAnne said Mexican to demean Kary’s birth place & belittle Kary as Kary isn’t white enough for LeeAnne #RHOD
— Real Housewives (@Real_Housewives) December 12, 2019
At the RHOD reunion, Locken took responsibility for her words which included calling the Kary Brittingham who was born in Mexico a “chirpy Mexican” and vowed to never say them again.
“I know every bone in my body, and I know I don’t have a single bone that believes in discrimination. I believe in inclusion,” LeeAnne then said.
LeeAnne also posted on social media after the episode aired, “I am deeply sorry to those that I have hurt or offended with some of my comments. It was never my intention to hurt anyone and I will use this as a learning experience to be more aware of my comments in the future. My commitment moving forward is to continue my work fighting for equality and acceptance of all humans.”
LeeAnne and Kary have since reconciled.
I’m just waiting on Brandi Redmond’s resignation.
Season 5 of RHOD starts filming soon.
Source: People Magazine