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    May 20, 2020

    A Fan Asked Skeet Ulrich Why He Left "Riverdale," And His Response Was More Blunt Than I Expected

    Honesty hour.

    Fans were crushed when they found out not one, but two Riverdale parents would be exiting the show.

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    In late February, it was revealed that Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols would not be returning as series regulars for Season 5.

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    Initially, Skeet released this statement to TV Line regarding his departure:

    “I’m incredibly grateful for the friendships I’ve made on Riverdale, and I will miss seeing everyone on a daily basis. I’m proud to have been part of such a talented group of people, in front of the camera and behind. But I’ve decided that it’s time for me to move on to explore other creative opportunities.”

    But now it seems he's singing a different tune. While I'm sure everything he mentioned in that statement is true, Skeet recently gave a very different reason for why he left the show.

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    During an Instagram Live, a fan asked why the 50-year-old actor decided to exit the show. Well, let's just say Skeet didn't hold back.

    okay, my heart just broke and i’m gonna go cry now

    Twitter User @SerpentFalice captured the moment and shared it on social media.

    While swimming in a pool with his girlfriend, model Megan Blake Irwin, Skeet replied, "I'm leaving Riverdale because I got bored creatively."

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    He went on to say, "How's that? That's the most honest answer."

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    Which left fans like:

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    But we're not judging. You know what they say, "If it doesn't serve you mentally, physically, or emotionally, let it go."

    Looking forward to seeing which project he hops on next!

    Need a way to cure your Skeet withdrawals? Check out the BuzzFeed Celeb videos we did with the some of the Riverdale parents!

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