During an interview with Us Weekly, the The Real Housewives of New York City star revealed why she chose to exit the show.
"When the opportunity came to do this show, I had this list of pros and cons," she told the mag. "Three years in, the pros list is just gone. They don't exist anymore."
We think that's a pretty wise reason for wanting to move on to greener pastures, and her best friend and fellow castmate, Carole Radziwill, agrees.
"She just knew it was time to move on," Radziwill told Us Weekly.
In fact, Radziwill had a lot to say about her castmate's exit — and she will be very sad to see her go.
"We had some really good times," she told Us Weekly.
"Heather is a very accomplished and honorable person," she continued. "She brought that and so much more to the show. She's an incredible mom and business woman, with or without the show. There is no doubt Heather will always do great things. While she won't be part of the show, she is still a part of my life, and for that I'm grateful. Holla!"
But there are things about the show that Thomson will definitely not miss in the future.
"The long shooting days don't work for me anymore," she explained, and nor do the "forced drama" situations.
She continued, "The hurtfulness over someone else and at someone's expense — I don't do that. I'm the exact opposite."
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