Siggy Flicker Exiting 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' After Season 8
Siggy Flicker is planning to depart The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
The 50-year-old Israeli television personality said in a statement Friday that she's leaving the Bravo series after Season 8 to focus on her family and other business ventures.
"After much reflection and Bravo's support, I have decided that this will be my last season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey," Flicker said on the network's website.
"I am grateful to the network for allowing me to be a part of this successful franchise and wish only the best for Teresa, Melissa, Dolores, Danielle and Margaret," she added. "At this time, I want to focus on my beautiful family, my growing business and some exciting new projects."
Flicker joined the show in Season 7, and made a splash by accusing co-star Margaret Josephs of being anti-Semitic. She explained in an interview with Us Weekly that she had "too many obstacles" working against her to remain on the series.
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"I feel like I lost the battle but I won the war because at the end of the day, everyone's goal should be ... to be happy," the star said. "And there is nothing more than I love than myself, my husband and my family too much for them to be unhappy and for me to be unhappy."
Sources told the magazine Flicker, who married Michael Campanella in 2012 and shares two children with ex-husband Mark Flicker, felt "betrayed" and "singled out" by her portrayal on the show.
"There's not a chance she'll go back. She feels liberated," an insider said. "[The show] focused on Siggy's reactions and not her interactions."
Season 8 premiered in October and airs new episodes Wednesdays. The series co-stars Josephs, Teresa Guidice, Melissa Gorga and Dolores Catania, and also features Danielle Staub.
By Annie Martin
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.