All good things must come to an end. Briana Renee has confirmed that she will not be returning to Little Women: LA after six seasons. The reality star announced her exit from the Lifetime series on Twitter, revealing she is taking the time off to focus on her family and her music career.
"TY for all the love! Its true that I have chosen to not make a return to LWLA," she wrote. "I will continue to focus on my kids, health, and my music career. I am grateful for such an experience!" She also thanked her followers on Instagram, adding, "It is true that you will not be seeing your favorite little fierce mama next season; as I have chosen to not make a return. I am embracing my new life chapter. I will continue to focus on my kids first and foremost, optimum health of mind and body, and my new music career… I am grateful to have been part of such a life-changing experience… onward and upward!"
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*swipe 👉🏻* I want to start off by saying the biggest thank you for all the unconditional love and support from my loyal loves! You have been there every step of the way, and my journey has just begun! It is true that you will not be seeing your favorite little fierce mama next season; as I have chosen to not make a return. I am embracing my new life chapter. I will continue to focus on my kids first and foremost, optimum health of mind and body, and pursuing a music career♥️ I am grateful to have been part of such a life changing experience… onward and upward! XO 💋 Briana Renee (The one and only) #littlefiercemama #Renee #staytuned #bestfansever
As expected fans were heartbroken by the news — because let's face it, it just won't be the same without her. "I’m certainly going to miss you on the show but I get why you’re leaving it. I wish you all the best as you grow and heal! Hugs, peace, and love to you and your children," one follower tweeted before another chimed in, "Love you and we'll miss you!! Don't pay attention to the haters you were the best one on that show."
This announcement comes just weeks after she filed for divorce from her husband Matt Grundhoffer after three years of marriage. In December, Briana was granted a restraining order against Matt, alleging verbal abuse and death threats. "She just wants to move past all of this,” a source told People magazine at the time. “She’s asking for privacy as she continues to heal and seek closure. She extends her thoughts of strength to all victims of domestic violence and sexual harassment.”
Briana shares 18-month-old son, Maverick Jax, with her estranged husband and is also a mom to eight-year-old daughter, Leiana, from her previous marriage to Leif Manson. According to TMZ, Briana knew she would be filing for a divorce and didn't want it to play out on camera — which is why she left LWLA. Production for Season 7 has already started, and so far, Briana has not been replaced by a new cast member.