On the heels of last week's shade-filled reunion, many fans of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are concerned about cast shakeups.
Someone tweeted a rumor that Erika Girardi might be leaving the series -- of her own volition!
This could be devastating to her fans.
This heartbreaking rumor was broadcast on Twitter.
"Hearing that @erikajayne has quit
#RHOBH and that a statement will be published after this season airs."
Even the tweeter acknowledges that this dire prediction is not confirmed.
"Could just be a rumor."
But she thinks that it's the real deal.
Here is the tweet itself:
The tweet continues, this time with less rumor and more opinion.
"However after this season plus Reunion Part 1, I would not be surprised if this [were] true."
Clearly, not everyone would be sorry to see Erika go.
"And I can't say I would care either, bye girl!"
It's understandable that people might believe that this is a sensible time for Erika to leave.
After all, Erika seemed to be a little "checked out" during recent The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills episodes. Including the reunion.
Normally not one to half-ass anything, particularly in defense of herself or of others, she's limited responses to lines like "I am so confused."
What's the most heated that Erika has been on the show lately? The confrontation over "fake amnesia?"
Additionally, look at Erika's career.
She's still popular, and her recent memoir made the New York Times Bestseller's list.
There's a wisdom in quitting while you're ahead.
What's more, Reality Blurb says that their source close to production says that Erika has been threatening to quit.
But ... threats aren't the same as follow-through.
At time same time ... Erika might make a mistake if she leaves.
For example, not every Real Housewife gets to become a meme that's used by people who don't even know that it's from a Real Housewives show.
The above gif has been widely used for years across social media platforms. Meme status is something to treasure.
Additionally, though Erika was famous before she ever became a Real Housewife, she might expect for her visibility to fall if she leaves the show.
Just as people might point to her recent book sales making this a great time to leave, it could also be a reminder that being a Real Housewife has its advantages.
If you want to sell something, being on a show makes that a lot easier.
The best evidence that Erika probably isn't leaving the franchise doesn't come from speculation about the timing or whatnot.
Recently, Erika was seen doing promo work with Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burruss.
It would be very strange to be taking promo photos with fellow Real Housewives (especially from a different series) if you're not, you know, staying with the show.
It sounds to us like Erika threatened to quit, which created rumors that she's leaving the show, but ultimately stuck with it.
But that's just our guess, based upon these reports. You never know.