"My ex-husband just was adamant that they could not film with me, and I totally get it,” she said at the time. "It was hard. It was a hard blow because, you know, it’s exciting to do."
Ultimately, Stracke said she decided to move forward with her "friend of" role on RHOBH to give herself a "purpose."
"I needed to be a role model for my daughter," she said on the podcast. "Like come on, get yourself together and start doing something for yourself to make her proud. And actually, my boys, too, they always wanted to know what I did all day. And it was like nothing. Like, go to the gym. I don’t know. I didn’t have like a real purpose besides taking care of them."
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