Carole Radziwill: Done with The Real Housewives of New York City!

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We have another Real Housewives franchise cast shake-up.

Just hours after we confirmed that Kenya Moore has left the Atlanta version of this program admist a messy contract negotiation, we can now also announce the following:

Carole Radziwill is finished with Bravo as well.

Carole Radziwill Insta Pic

The 54-year-old, who not everyone realizes is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, told People Magazine on Wednesday evening that she's departing the cable network hit.

She joined the program during Season 5.

“After six seasons on Bravo’s RHONY, I have decided to return to what I do best -  journalism and producing,” Radziwill said today, adding in more detail:

"I am sure this does not come as a surprise to any of the viewers, all of whom have been supportive, encouraging, and kind.

"My original curiosity about reality television has waned over the years and I am focusing on TV and writing projects that better suit my more steady temperament.

Carole Radziwill on Bravo

Radziwill came on board as a Real Housewife in 2012, along with Heather Thomson and Aviva Drescher.

It may seem hard to believe now to those who follow this franchise closely, but Carole quickly became good friends with SkinnyGirl founder Bethenny Frankel in Season 8.

Their friendship has soured significantly, however.

Radziwill and Frankel went at it very hard, in fact, on the most recent episode of this reality smash.

You can watch The Real Housewives of New York City online via the following video in order to see what transpired:

In her statement to People, Radziwill concluded with a combination of sincerity and humor:

“I have worked with amazing producers, made great friends, and I’m thrilled to leave frenemies behind.

"I will remember this entire experience with delight, humor, and a veracious accuracy. Next.”

For those unaware, Radziwill really does have an impressive journalistic resume.

She was stationed in Iraq back in 1991 and was embedded with an infantry unit of the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan in 2003.

In 2006, Radziwill signed with Glamour magazine to write a monthly column titled Lunch Date.

Carole also sold her first novel, The Widow's Guide to Sex & Dating, in a six-figure deal to Holt Publishing. It was released on February 11, 2014.

For her work, Radziwill has won three Emmys and a Peabody.

In the wakeof her departure, meanwhile, Radziwill left a very simple note on Instagram. It reads as follows:

Carole Radziwill message

Radziwill’s husband Anthony, died in 1999 after a five-year battle with cancer.

She’s currently in an on-again, off-again relationship with chef and filmmaker Adam Kenworthy.

Will you miss Carole Radziwill on The Real Housewives of New York?

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