Yolanda Hadid Leaves 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' : 'I Would Have Loved a More Graceful Exit'

"I believe that every exit is an new entry and with that in mind I say goodbye," Hadid shared

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Yolanda Hadid is moving on.

On Wednesday, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member confirming she’s leaving the Bravo series via a lengthy Instagram post.

“I would have loved a more graceful exit than ‘Season 6’ but sometimes we don’t get to control the endings of the chapters in our life,” Hadid’s message began. “I am leaving what’s over without denying its past importance in my life.”

“I believe that every exit is an new entry and with that in mind I say goodbye to my @Bravotv Family as I continue to focus on a my recovery, my children and bring back the privacy within our home,” her post continued. “Thank you to all the fans for your love and unwavering support these past 4 years. I am grateful for the housewife experience and all it has thought me. I’am excited about this choice and look forward to the next chapter of my life.”

Shortly after the 52-year-old former model, who joined RHOBH in season 3, broke the news that she would not be back for season 7, Andy Cohen tweeted, “We love you @YolandaHFoster [heart emoji] #RHOBH.”

Bravo also officially reacted to Hadid’s announcement, releasing this statement to PEOPLE: “Yolanda was a great addition to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Along with our viewers, we have enjoyed and appreciated Yolanda sharing her life events, especially more recently as she struggled with Lyme Disease. We now respect her decision to focus on her health and family. We wish her a full recovery and hope to see her again sometime on the show.”

But Hadid’s decision to take her life off camera doesn’t mean she is slowing down – she is soon set to release her new memoir about her struggles with Lyme Disease.

Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease is scheduled to be published by St. Martin’s Press in February 2017.

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