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Annemarie Wiley Fired from “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” After 1 Season: 'I'm Disappointed'

"To the fans that saw past what was portrayed and saw the REAL me, thank you so much for the love and support," she said

<p>Rich Polk/Bravo via Getty</p> Annemarie Wiley at BravoCon 2023

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Annemarie Wiley at BravoCon 2023

Annemarie Wiley will not be returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for a second season, a decision she says was not hers.

The 41-year-old nurse anesthesiologist — who shares four kids with former NFL defensive end Marcellus Wiley — revealed the news of her exit on Instagram on Thursday, in a lengthy statement ahead of the show's 14th season.

"I just got word today that I will not be returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," she wrote. "To say that I’m disappointed is an understatement."

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PEOPLE first reported news of Annemarie's casting in March 2023. At the time, the Bravo show was midway through shooting the franchise's 13th season, and brought Annemarie into the fold through longtime castmate Kyle Richards.

"I never auditioned for this show. The show found me and asked me to be on it out of the blue, 6 weeks after the cast had already started filming," said Annemarie, who is also a competitive athlete in track and basketball. "I was thrown into filming 2 weeks later, mid-season."

Though Annemarie's debut in the season's sixth episode earned her praise with fans, they quickly soured to her as she got into a seemingly never-ending debate with Sutton Stracke about the size of the Sutton store owner's esophagus. It was a topic of conversation, Annemarie claimed Thursday, that producers told her to do.

"I was very excited about the opportunity, and I thought following exactly what I was instructed to do throughout filming last season was the way the 'game was played,' she explained. "Listening to what I was instructed to do was my rookie mistake. ... Contrary to what was shown on TV, I am not obsessed with the esophagus! LOL."

PEOPLE reached out to representatives from Bravo for comment.

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<p>Emily Shur/Bravo via Getty Images</p> The cast of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' season 13: Annemarie Wiley, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Kyle Richards, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, Crystal Kung Minkoff

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The cast of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' season 13: Annemarie Wiley, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Kyle Richards, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, Crystal Kung Minkoff

Annemarie went on to say that she was displeased "fans never got to see the real me or even a glimpse of my unique life story," and that many things about her were "taped but never shown last season."

"What I am is a woman — a proud Black woman — who is truly blessed with a wonderful strong Black man as my husband, who lifts me and our four wonderful children up with so much love and positivity on the daily," she wrote. "It was an important mission of mine for the next season to show a solid Black family unit and that ‘true Black love’ exists, even in Beverly Hills."

The reality star also explained that she was hoping to explore "my struggle with losing my mother to lung cancer within weeks of taping, and my struggle with adoption trauma and what was going to be, and still will be, a new life journey for me to find my biological parents."

<p>Charles Sykes/Bravo via Getty</p> Annemarie Wiley on 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen'

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Annemarie Wiley on 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen'

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Her note ended in a message of gratitude for those who did stand by her, and of luck to her fellow Beverly Hills Housewives.

"To the fans that saw past what was portrayed and saw the REAL me, thank you so much for the love and support," she said. "I wish all the ladies good luck on the next season and thank you Bravo for the opportunity."

And though unhappy with the way her story was told, Annemarie said she's learned from the experience. "As an athlete, challenges only make you stronger and more determined to prosper!" she said. "I’m excited for the new opportunities ahead that celebrate positivity, truth, authenticity, and the values I truly align with."

"Until we meet again!" she said.

<p>Frazer Harrison/Getty</p> Annemarie Wiley and Marcellus Wiley attend the 2023 Zodiac Ball at The Houdini Estate on Sept. 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California

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Annemarie Wiley and Marcellus Wiley attend the 2023 Zodiac Ball at The Houdini Estate on Sept. 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California

Many fans expressed their outrage over Annemarie's exit in the comment section of her post, with several claiming that she deserved another shot after she took responsibility and apologized to Stracke during the season reunion.

Related: Former NFL Star Marcellus Wiley Accused of Sexual Assault While Attending Columbia University

Others were hoping to see how Annemarie handled the controversy surrounding her husband Marcellus. In November, a women filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court Tuesday claiming that Marcellus, 49, sexually assaulted and raped her in the fall of 1994 on the campus of the New York City-based university.

Marcellus has denied his accuser's allegations, saying in a lengthy video posted to his YouTube channel that "we did not engage in intercourse."

Filming on the new season of RHOBH is set to begin next month. No casting has been announced, but in addition to Richards and Stracke, season 13 also featured Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais and Crystal Kung Minkoff.

All seasons are now streaming on Peacock.

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