LeeAnne Locken of The Real Housewives of Dallas won’t be returning for the show’s upcoming fifth season.
“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,” Locken said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.
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“Getting to share my wedding with the viewers last year brought me tremendous joy, however, the season was very personally challenging for me,” the reality star 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,” she added. “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.”
Before Locken’s days on reality television, she had a long history of working in the entertainment industry.
The former Real Housewives of Dallas star spent her childhood and adolescence working at the carnival circuit alongside her mother every summer. She then found herself in the modeling industry, and even secured a spot in the top 10 of the 1989 Miss USA Pageant. In addition to her modeling, Locken found work as an actress. Her many acting credits include a series of commercials and guest roles on GCB and Walker, Texas Ranger.
Her most notable role in film is when she starred alongside Sandra Bullock as one of the beauty pageant contestants named Kelly Beth Kelley also known as Miss Nebraska in the 2000 comedy Miss Congeniality.
On The Real Housewives of Dallas, the reality star gave the show some of the most talked-about moments thanks to her bold personality and fiery temper.
In the first season, she got into a spat with her costars at a charity event that ended with her knocking a cameraman out of the way before running off barefoot down a street.
Other verbal arguments throughout the years involved Locken to create some of the most iconic quotes in the show and franchise’s history, including, “My weave is exhausted,” “B–, you and I ain’t never gonna be friends,” and “They’re just hands, but they work quite well.”