Un’altra stagione, un altro fatturato di “Casalinghe”. Dopo essersi unita al cast di “Real Housewives of Orange County” nel 2021, la dottoressa Jen Armstrong è stata licenziata dopo una sola stagione. “Ho adorato parlare di essere una mamma che lavora in Real Housewives of Orange County. Sono così grata di aver avuto il privilegio di parlare di mio padre, dei miei figli e di una relazione davvero moderna alla televisione nazionale”, ha scritto in un luglio Post di Instagram del 2022. “La mia famiglia e il mio lavoro sono gli aspetti più importanti della mia vita, quindi mi sto allontanando da RHOC e mi sto concentrando su di essi”.
It turns out that Armstrong wasn't "stepping away" of her own accord. Rather, she was pushed out by producers. "Relief was my first feeling. And then of course, you're sad, right?" she said on a July episode of "Behind the Velvet Rope." "Because it's exciting, you do new things and you're like nobody wants to be dumped, right. You want to do the dumping," she added.
Stomaching a job loss hasn't been easy, but it's definitely not the first thing on Armstrong's mind these days. The plastic surgeon and former reality star has been focused on her messy marriage and potential separation from her partner of 12 years.
Jen Armstrong is ready for a change
Jen Armstrong's failing marriage was at the center of her storyline during her one year on Bravo. Kelly Dodd, another former housewife, insinuated that the separation, which was publicly announced after Armstrong's season wrapped, was less about the marriage and more about trying to secure an interesting enough story for producers to extend her contract, per Page Six. According to Armstrong, the reality of her situation with her estranged husband Ryne Holliday is far more complicated.
"You know, we've been together 12 years. I think that that's a difficult thing just to cut ties," Armstrong explained during her July "Behind the Velvet Rope" interview. "And especially when you have three children and a puppy, but what do they say? It takes seven times to leave someone," she continued. So, are they actually splitting up? Armstrong explained that they separated, then filed for divorce, then put the divorce on hold to attend marriage counseling at Holliday's insistence. "I think that as of yesterday, we're now separated again," she said. "So I don't know. I don't know how much you're supposed to try. I just kind of want to move on. Today. In this hour right now I would like to move on."
Armstrong is far from the first Housewive to have her marriage problems play out on screen. In fact, she will be replaced by long-time "RHOC" star Tamra Judge, who got divorced and remarried during her tenure on the show, per Us Weekly.