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Brandi shared her reaction to LeeAnne's news during a surprise appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen: @ Home on April 21, which you can check out in the above clip. "I reached out to her and let her know I'm here for her and thinking of her," Brandi said. "But, you know, I think she's gonna take some time for herself, and I think that that's important. So I'm happy for her."
LeeAnne confirmed her departure from RHOD in a statement to PEOPLE earlier this year. “The last four years have been a trolley-slapping good time but after much consideration, I have made the personal decision to step away from RHOD,” she said.
“Getting to share my wedding with the viewers last year brought me tremendous joy, however, the season was very personally challenging for me,” she continued. “I am looking forward to stepping away from the cameras and spending quality time with my husband and friends, traveling, but most importantly, getting back to philanthropy, which was my main reason for joining the show.”
“Thank you to everyone who has laughed and cried with me along the way,” LeeAnne concluded her statement. “It’s been an amazing journey, and yes my pantyliner is still exhausted. There are so many exciting things on my horizon that I can’t wait to share with you.”
LeeAnne later thanked fans for all of their love and support following her announcement. "From the bottom of my heart I want [to] THANK YOU ALL for your kindness, your love [and] for making me laugh when I thought I couldn’t," she shared on Instagram on February 25. "YOU are what kept me going and YOU are who I will always be GRATEFUL for!"
Brandi also gave an update on how she and her family are holding up while hunkering down amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, confirming that her kids, which includes daughters Brooklyn and Brinkley, as well as son Bruin, "are behaving." "But I'm going crazy," she noted.
See what didn't make it to TV during the RHOD Season 4 reunion, below.
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