"After a lot of careful thought and deliberation, I have decided not to return to RHOC this season. These past 5 years have been an incredible journey and I'm so proud to have been a part of such an iconic piece of pop culture," Heather said in an exclusive statement to The Daily Dish. "I am so grateful to Evolution Media, Bravo and the whole NBCU family for all of the incredible experiences and the opportunities RHOC has afforded me and my family. However, at this point in my life, I have decided to go in another direction and do what’s best for my family and career. Should I change my mind, I thank Andy Cohen, Evolution and Bravo for telling me that the door is always open."
Since joining RHOC in Season 7, we've watched Heather, her husband Terry Dubrow, and their four kids grow — and move — right before our eyes. During Season 11, the Dubrows worked to balance Terry's busy career (and the strains it sometimes put on their marriage and family), as well as the construction of the Dubrow Chateau, the family's swanky new O.C. crib, which features an insane hers closet complete with a Champagne doorbell.
Check out some throwback Heather photos, below.