Jules Wainstein: NOT Returning to The Real Housewives of New York

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Her divorce has taken its toll, so much that Jules Wainstein is not coming back to The Real Housewives of New York.

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After just one season, the willowy brunette has decided to focus on her personal life, which at the moment is in turmoil.

Though neither Jules herself nor Bravo has confirmed the departure, a source told E! News that the Modern Alkeme founder has decided to put her energy towards her children.

"Jules is going good through a divorce and is putting her family first," her rep told the site, careful to avoid confirming her exit.

Jules, 35, filed for divorce from husband Michael back in June, and since then the cops have been called to the couple's apartment at least twice.

Last month, Jules was granted a temporary restraining order from Michael, whom she has allegedly said she feels "threatened" by.

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"She is a great mom who is just focused on her kids right now," a source close to Jules told E! News.

"With the ongoing drama starting to take its toll, the source says Jules is "trying take the high road."  

The couple's eight-year marriage ended because Jules believed Michael was unfaithful several times.  Most recently, Michael has been spotted holding hands with psychologist Elyse Bensusan.  

The Daily Mail published photos of the two shopping at Homegoods and heading to an apartment that they are believed to be moving into.

Michael is eight years older than Jules, whom he has known since they were young.  Like a lot of Housewives marriages before them, Jules and Michael's began to unravel on the show.

Jules was asked by friend and fellow castmate Dorinda Medley, whom she met at a wedding five years ago, to join the franchise.

“She called me up one day, and she was like, ‘Would you be interested in being a Housewife?’ For me, it was kind of perfect timing," Jules told the New York Post.

“I love attention.  Imagine having your hair and makeup professionally done all the time, and then people, like, staring at you through a lens.  

"It’s fun.”

At the time, Jules was ready to become a star, unaware that reality TV was a nasty beast that would chew her up and spit her out.

 “I kind of get high off of taking risks. So I couldn’t say no," Jules continued.

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"My whole life, everyone said, ‘You need your own reality show.’ But I never thought it would actually happen,” she said.

“It’s still like a dream.”

Oh, gurl.  

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