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Heather Dubrow Confirms She Parted Ways with Longtime Assistant Natalie Puche

"It’s very sad it’s coming down in this way," The Real Housewives of Orange County alum said.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Heather Dubrow Natalie Puche Assistant

Heather Dubrow confirmed her longtime assistant, Natalie Puche, who fans saw on The Real Housewives of Orange County, is no longer working for her.

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Natalie's time working for the RHOC alum ended earlier this week after she turned down a new job offer with the Dubrows, Heather told Page Six in an interview 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.”

Natalie, who welcomed her first child, daughter Piper Rose Huddleston, in September, first hinted at "the closing of a huge chapter in my life" in a post on Instagram on November 19. "Although it’s a tough pill to swallow, I know the best is yet to come!" she wrote in the post, which was liked by Heather.

She then announced that her employment with Heather had ended in another Instagram post on November 20. "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 couldn't contain her excitement when she welcomed Natalie's daughter to the world, calling the baby girl "perfection" on Instagram. Natalie even referred to her former boss as "Grandma" Heather to her daughter.

Heather told Page Six that she wishes Natalie and her family the best and will be cheering her on from afar.

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