Heather Dubrow's Ex-Assistant Natalie Puche Breaks Down on Instagram After Parting Ways with the RHOC Alum

Heather Dubrow's Ex-Assistant Natalie Puche Breaks Down on Instagram After Parting Ways with the RHOC Alum

"Man, these days have been rough," The Real Housewives of Orange County alum's former employee said.

Heather Dubrow Natalie Puche Breaks Down

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." 

Heather Dubrow Natalie Puche Instagram Story

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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