In a somewhat surprising move, actress Stacey Dash has decided to leave VH1′s new hit series “Single Ladies.” The show is set to begin filming its second season soon, but Dash, who played Val on the series, released a statement today informing fans that she won’t be returning.
“I truly enjoyed playing Val on ‘Single Ladies’, but I have decided to leave the show. I have to be back in L.A. with my children right now and the ‘Single Ladies’ shooting location makes that impossible. I wish VH1 the best of luck with the show and in maintaining the strong fan base we developed in season one.”
This news comes weeks after both co-star LisaRaye McCoy and show creator Stacy A. Littlejohn put to rest rumors of Stacey leaving the show after supposedly having issues with the cast.
VH1 responded to Stacey’s decision to leave with the below statement:
VH1 respects Stacey’s decision and her commitment to what she feels is best for her family. We thank her for all of her hard work in making ‘Single Ladies’ a success right out of the gate, and we wish her nothing but the best in her future plans.
“Single Ladies” was recently renewed for a second season after its debut season on the network broke and set records with a large audience.