Kim Kardashian Is Also Devastated That Regé-Jean Page Will Not Return to Bridgerton

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Kim Kardashian jumped on the Bridgerton train just in time to be thrown off track by Regé-Jean Page's surprise departure.

Barely a few days after the reality star began posting obsessively about the Shondaland period drama, Netflix announced that the actor behind broody Duke of Hastings will not be returning for season two.

“Dear Readers, while all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings,” the note from Lady Whistledown began. “We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family. Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer–more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear.”

“Wait!!!! WHAT????,” Kardashian replied to the Instagram post, along with her former assistant, Stephanie Shepherd, who responded, “You guys know he is the reason we watch right?”

Kardashian was so taken aback by the news that she posted the announcement to her Instagram stories as well, writing, “I'm NOT ok!!!!! What is happening!!??? How can this be?”

<cite class="credit">Instagram: @KimKardashian, @bridgertonnetflix</cite>
Instagram: @KimKardashian, @bridgertonnetflix

Kim Kardashian is not alone. Countless fans have been mourning the future absence of the broody, spoon-licking heartthrob since the news broke.

For his part, Page responded to Bridgerton's announcement with grace—no pun intended. “It's been an absolute pleasure and a privilege,” he replied. “Joining this family—the connection on and off screen, with our cast, our crew, all the incredible fans, has been like nothing I could have ever imagined—the love is real and will keep growing.”

The actor—who is set to star alongside Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in the highly anticipated Netflix thriller The Gray Man—explained to Variety that his character was always meant to appear in just one season. “[I thought], That’s interesting, because then it felt like a limited series,” he explained. “I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit, and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.”

Don't worry, Kim. We'll get through this together.

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