Its time to close the curtain on another real housewife.
Lynne Curtin has confirmed that she's leaving the Real Housewives of Orange County, RadarOnline.com has learned, ending a run that began in December 2008 and closely chronicled her struggles with plastic surgery and raising her teenage daughters.
“Rumor has it that I will not be returning for ’season 6,’" Curtin, 53, wrote on her Facebook page Monday. "That rumor is true! Further rumor has it we will be back somewhere else on our own show! Hmmmm! ‘Watch what happens.’ Life is so unpredictable! Enjoy!”
As RadarOnline.com was first to report, Peggy Tanous, an Irvine resident, is tabbed to join remaining housewives Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino in Curtin's place on the Bravo hit.
Curtin later gave more details of her exodus from the show in subsequent Facebook posts, implying that she's already fielding offers from other outlets.
“I am broken hearted!” Curtin wrote. “I was so let down the way this came about! We were the last to know! I guess Bravo has to do what they have to do! I thought we had a great relationship! I guess I was wrong! Its funny how fast offers came to us from other places! Thats how we found out we were not returning! Funny how life can be!
“We tried to be honest about our lives! I thought thats what reality tv is supposed to be!” Curtin continued. “I would like our new show to be totally honest! No retakes or do overs. You will see it exactly the way it really happens! Someone thinks alot of people will tune in! That makes me feel better about things! Its important to keep a positive vibe in life no matter what is going on!”
The Real Housewives of Orange County’s sixth season is slated to air January 2011 on Bravo.