Following the news that her employment with Heather Dubrow had ended, Natalie Puche got emotional in a video on Instagram.
Natalie began a video in her Instagram Story on Thursday, November 21, captioned, "Documenting = my new therapy."
"Look at me. I'm a disaster," she said in the clip. "Man, these days have been rough. They've been really rough. Thank god for family because I can't hold [daughter] Piper and cry at the same time because I feel like, I don't know, I feel like it's gonna affect her somehow."
Natalie then burst into tears and appeared to be overcome with emotion. The next slide in her Instagram Story featured a message written to fans in white text over a black background. "Sorry this is just really hard. Obviously, I'm not able to talk in detail about why these days have been so difficult but just know I appreciate the beautiful messages, love and support!" she wrote. "You made me realize I had a voice this whole time and I never even knew it."
She ended the message, "I ask that you please be kind to others in your comments."
Natalie first hinted at "the closing of a huge chapter in my life" in a post on Instagram on November 19 marking daughter Piper turning 8 weeks old. "Although it’s a tough pill to swallow, I know the best is yet to come!"
She followed that up with a post on Instagram on November 20 in which she announced that she is no longer working for Heather.
"This is a tough one.... For those who have followed my journey on the [Heather Dubrow's World] Podcast / Heather’s Assistant for the past 4/8 years my journey is sadly coming to an end," Natalie wrote. "I’m sorry I won’t be able to say my proper goodbyes (as this was not by choice) but I hope to be able to still connect with you on my journey into motherhood, an unforeseen career adjustment and all of the beautiful, hideous and honest moments in between. I have so much love for you guys and have truly appreciated having you all on this crazy journey of mine! So with that, I won’t say goodbye, just see you soon!"
Heather confirmed that she and Natalie had parted ways during an interview with Page Six on Wednesday, November 20.
“It’s been a really great run together, but unfortunately the position that Natalie was doing before has changed,” Heather explained. “I love Natalie and offered her a full-time position with benefits in another capacity while she figured out what her next step is. She chose to decline it. It’s very sad it’s coming down in this way. I love her and really hope our relationship will stay in tact.”
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