Kim Kardashian Reacts To Regé-Jean Page Leving ‘Bridgerton’ – Hollywood Life

Kim Kardashian Is ‘Not OK’ After Learning Regé-Jean Page Is Leaving ‘Bridgerton’: ‘How Can This Be?’

Kim Kardashian could not hide her shock as she reacted to the sad news of Regé-Jean Page's exit from 'Bridgerton.' Regé-Jean played one of the hit Netflix series' main characters, the Duke of Hastings.

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Kim Kardashian shared pretty much all of Bridgerton fans’ reactions after learning that its main star, Regé-Jean Page, is leaving the Netflix show. “I’m NOT ok!!!!!,” the 40-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star wrote over the formal announcement that Bridgerton‘s Instagram account issued on April 2. Kim had many questions: “What is happening!!??? How can this be?”

These were the same questions being asked by the many fans who came to fall in love with Regé-Jean as he played Simon, the dashing Duke of Hastings on the historical drama series. Regé-Jean issued his own farewell to all of his fans, Kim included, in an Instagram post: “The ride of a life time. It’s been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke. Joining this family – not just on screen, but off screen too. Our incredibly creative and generous cast, crew, outstanding fans – it’s all been beyond anything I could have imagined. The love is real and will just keep growing.”

The sad news was first announced in the form of a letter written by “Lady Whistledown,” a fictional character in Bridgerton who writes all the hot gossip about the high-society people in the show. “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. 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,” the letter read.

Regé-Jean Page, Phoebe Dynevor
Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, with his co-star Phoebe Dynevor, who plays Daphne Bridgerton. [SplashNews/Everett Collection]
Kim’s shock was understandable, given that Regé-Jean starred on one season of the Netflix series that was a mega success after its premiere on Christmas Day in 2020. The show even broke Netflix’s viewership records! The SKIMS boss was a big fan of the series: just four days before Regé-Jean’s exit was revealed, Kim shared a montage of sexy scenes involving the 31-year-old British actor with his on-screen love interest, Phoebe Dynevor (who plays Daphne). Yes, she even gave a shout-out to that rain sex scene.

Regé-Jean will no longer be making viewers’ hearts race on the show, sadly. You can still learn more about the upcoming season, though, here.