Candiace Dillard Bassett leaves Real Housewives of Potomac after six seasons.

Candiace Dillard Bassett is leaving The Real Housewives of Potomac after six years, People announced Monday.

"As I embark on a new chapter after six remarkable years with The Real Housewives of Potomac, I am filled with gratitude for the enriching friendships

personal growth and moments of introspection that have defined this journey," Dillard Bassett said in a statement. 

"With a whirlwind of new opportunities and responsibilities on my plate, I have decided to take a break from RHOP."

The former Miss United States joined the series in Season 3, and while she will not be returning for Season 9, she stated that, "This is not a farewell, but a'see you later.'" 

"Your unwavering support has been my guiding light, and I look forward to the exciting adventures that lie ahead — and more importantly, sharing them all with you!"

Dillard Bassett will, however, join Andy Cohen on the RHOP reunion sofa, along with her castmates Gizelle Bryant, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Karen Huger, Dr. Wendy Osefo,

Mia Thornton, and Nneka Ihim, to reflect on "a rollercoaster season filled with the trials and tribulations of friendship."

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