Stacey Dash‘s future as Val Stokes on the popular series “Single Ladies” has been up in the air all summer, but she’s finally made her decision. In a statement issued exclusively to GlobalGrind she says,
“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.”
Rumors have floated that she was not happy with co-star LisaRaye McCoy and would not be returning for a second season. McCoy and “Single Ladies” creator Stacey Littlejohn have since addressed the issue.
VH1 also released a statement saying,
“VH1 respects Staceyâ€™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 â€˜Single Ladiesâ€™ a success right out of the gate, and we wish her nothing but the best in her future plans.”
“Single Ladies” will begin filming the second season later this year, with new episodes airing in 2012. There is no word yet on who will replace Dash.