She recently spoke to E! News about the change, discussing the cutback and how pleased she is with her new arrangement.
"I'm so happy to be part of the Bravo family. I have enjoyed being a RHONJ Housewife and have now agreed to terms that give me the opportunity to film the show in a way which better suits my lifestyle," Kathy said. "I've been able to get to know the new girls on my terms while remaining free to focus on other great things, including the expansion of my businesses."
Kathy plans to continue her dessert lines and her new book, Indulge, hits bookshelves this coming Fall. She definitely has a lot to focus on beyond reality TV!
That being said, she will still be on the show from time to time, along with the rest of her family, including her fan favorite sis, Rosie Pierri.
"With everything in life, the key to growing and evolving is adapting to change and what my family and close friends tell me, that is my strong suit. The most important thing is being happy, healthy and pursuing your dreams, which I have to say is something I get to experience everyday," Kathy mused, adding, "I am looking forward to the viewers sharing with my family and I, including my sister Rosie, in all we have been up to since last season and thank them for the continuous support."
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