Selling Sunset's Maya Vander opens up about her exit from the show following her heartbreaking miscarriage and the launch of her real estate group in Miami
She opened up on social media about her main reasons for leaving not long after the show was renewed for not just one, but two more seasons.
A number of factors have caused the TV personality to leave, including a recent miscarriage and the start of her own company in Florida.
Final farewells: Maya Vander announced via her Instagram story that she will not be returning to the Netflix reality series, Selling Sunset
Shortly after the exciting news that the series was renewed for a sixth and seventh season, it was confirmed the 39-year-old will not be part of the returning agents to the Oppenheim Group.
Maya weighed in on her Instagram story why she will not be returning to sunny Beverly Hills, and expressed her gratefulness for the amazing journey.
The businesswoman, wife and mom of two has been flying back and forth from the east and west coast over the past few years.
She had a stillbirth at 38 weeks at the end of last year, followed by a miscarriage this month, which added to her decision to stay close to her family.
The Selling Sunset star has two children, Aiden and Elle, with husband, David Miller.
Fresh start: The TV personality announced she will stay in Miami to focus on her family and her new real estate company, the Maya Vander Group
Family first: Following a stillbirth at 38 weeks, and a recent miscarriage at 10 weeks, the TV star will be staying in Miami to focus on her husband, two kids, and new real estate company
On her story, Maya typed out in her statement, 'I decided not to go on with the show and it was not an easy decision!'
The star has been a part of the beloved Selling Sunset family for a total of five seasons.
'Being a part of such a successful hit is absolutely amazing and I am so grateful for!!'
She added her main reasons for making the choice to move on a different path. 'The last few months were not easy. Losing a baby at 38 weeks following a miscarriage is just too much to handle.'
The real estate agent added that she wants to be with her family and to focus, 'on growing my Maya Vander Group and joining Compass is the right decision for me to move forward.'
Hard at work: Although the star won't be on the Netflix series, she will still be working hard at her own company, Maya Vander Group, in Florida
She took the time to thank Netflix for the amazing opportunity she was given, and expressed how 'grateful' she is to her close family on Selling Sunset.
'I am so grateful for @netflix...Adam, Skyler, and of course Jason for such a great run! Now...let's get an Emmy.'
Maya not returning to the series will be hard to get used to, but she knows she must do what is best for her and her family.
According to Us Weekly, the star has transferred her license from the Oppenheim Group to Compass.
Compass is one of the top real estate brokerages in the United States since 2012.
Very grateful: Vander took the time to give her heartfelt thanks to everyone on Netflix and Selling Sunset for the opportunity she had on the show
Happy: Maya is seen smiling while filming Selling Sunset with one of the owners of the Oppenheim Group by her side
According to People, a source stated that the new seasons might have other real estate agents leaving with newcomers stepping in to fill their places.
'They're going to be adding some names people have heard of. Filming will reportedly begin in late July or August,' the source said.
Other big names on the show, such as Christine Quinn, also might not be returning.
The author told People in a separate interview that she terminated her contract with the brokerage to help with her husband's new company, RealOpen.
'I had to make a business decision that was for me, so I had to terminate the contract so I could move it over to my brokerage,' she explained to the publication.