Robyn Dixon Confirms She Was 'Fired' From 'Real Housewives Of Potomac'

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The Real Housewives of Potomac star Robyn Dixon is addressing rumors about her exit from the show.

On Monday's (April 15) episode of her podcast "Reasonably Shady", Dixon confirmed that she was "fired" from RHOP after eight seasons, per PEOPLE.

"Yes, I will not be returning for season 9 of The Real Housewives of Potomac," Dixon said on her podcast, which she co-hosts with fellow cast member Gizelle Bryant. "It's reality. The network did not invite me back. I was fired, for lack of better words. I will not sugar-coat the situation the situation and say, 'Ooh I am walking away and this is a break' or anything like this. This is a network decision."

Dixon's exit comes after she debuted as one of RHOP's original cast members in January 2016 with Bryant, Ashley Darby, and Karen Huger, all of whom have remained on the show for the past eight seasons.

The "Reasonably Shady" podcast host joined the show divorced from former NBA player Juan Dixon, with whom she shares sons Corey, 15, and Carter, 14. Throughout her eight seasons on RHOP, cameras captured the two rekindling their romance and eventually remarrying.

However, Juan was accused of cheating on Dixon several times. The former NBA player denied the cheating allegations, and Dixon supported him.

On her podcast, Dixon said she's "okay" with her departure from the show.

"I'm okay with it because nothing lasts forever. I've had a very long run on the show, and I just really appreciate that time and the opportunity that I had on the show," Dixon said.

"Thank you to the fans who have watched us from day 1," she continued. "I do want to especially thank all of the fans and viewers who have supported me, showed loved to me. Whether you directly sent me love or you prayed for me or you have positive thoughts around me, I appreciate you. And I hope I inspired you the viewers, the fans, to live your life authentically. To not feel pressure to change for anyone, or impress people, and just to be yourself."

Reports initially surfaced of Dixon's exit on March 25, the same day her costar Candiace Dillard Bassett announced that she was also leaving the franchise. Dixon said she wanted to wait until season 8 of RHOP finished airing to address her exit.

"I wanted to speak my own business, my own life, my own news, and I wanted to share it out of my own mouth when the time was appropriate. And I felt like the appropriate time would be once season 8 of The Real Housewives of Potomac was finished airing, which it is. now finished airing; the last reunion episode just went off last night," she said. "And I wanted to respect the network and respect the show and wait until the season ended, which I think makes sense."

Dixon got emotional as she addressed her podcast host and "partner in crime."

"I really want to say I love you," Dixon told Bryant. "It's been such a fun, amazing, stressful, crazy wild journey the past 8 years. I couldn't imagine doing what we did with anyone else."

"To my green-eyed bandit, my partner in crime." she continued. "Although we still have Reasonably Shady, I'm still going to talk to you all the time and see you all the time, I hate that that part of our friendship is not there anymore."

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