On last night's episode of Real Housewives, one of the original cast members, Lauri, decided to stop filming in order to "focus on family." (Lauri's young son Josh has been battling a heroin addiction and is currently in jail. In the series premiere of Housewives, Josh was in juvenile detention, and Lauri said she wanted him to learn a lesson, which is why she didn't help him out of trouble. At the same time, Lauri was dating a drug addict whom she allowed to be in the company of her children.) While it's a good idea that she focuses on family, it leaves one wondering why she really left the show. As footage was shown of Lauri getting a massage, a voiceover explains that she was "embarrassed and humiliated" when Joshwas arrested. Was she finally sick of the scrutiny of being in the public eye, and the insults about being a gold-digging, bad mother?
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