Nina Ali just announced her departure from Real Housewives of Dubai. In the show’s first season, the 43-year-old wasn’t afraid to showcase her wealth, and the star was generally liked by many fans.
Other viewers, however, felt Nina wasn’t stirring up drama, and producers may have echoed this sentiment while deciding the future cast. As of now, it is unconfirmed whether Nina was fired or left of her own accord.
“It was an honor to be a part of the debut season of ‘The Real Housewives of Dubai,’ and to help @bravotv bring this beloved franchise to the city I call home,” wrote the star in a January 30 Instagram post.
She went on to say, “I’m grateful to the network, Andy Cohen, and the team at Truly Original for welcoming me into this extended family and for embracing the diversity of riches Dubai has to offer.”
Nina then teased what’s next in her journey: “2023 has already brought many exciting opportunities my way, including an emerging new business, new home and new adventures, so for now I’ll be moving my attention away from the show to allow myself the space to focus on new challenges.”
She wished her cast members “all the best” as they move forward. “I’ll be cheering you on!”
Certain reports claim season two begins filming in February, which perhaps explains the timing of Nina’s announcement. In the past, sources have alleged that Housewives often learn their fate just before cameras begin rolling.