‘Girlfriends’: Why Jill Marie Jones Didn’t Tell Her Co-Stars She Quit the Show

by Jeremy Spirogis
Golden Brooks, Jill Marie Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross, Persia White on

Fans weren’t the one ones stunned by Jill Marie Jones, who performed Toni Garrett, quitting Girlfriends. She didn’t inform her co-stars she deliberate to depart both. Jones revealed the explanation why and the way she would do issues in a different way if she left the present today.

Jill Marie Jones give up ‘Girlfriends’ after season 6

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Fans fell in love with Joan Clayton (Tracee Ellis Ross), Maya Denise Wilkes (Golden Brooks), Lynn Ann Searcy (Persia White), and Toni’s friendship. So it was a giant adjustment when Jones determined to give up the present.

“First of all, let me tell you why I left. I left because I wanted to do movies,” she advised The Grape Juice. “My contract was up after my sixth season and people forget that just like the network can choose whether or not to renew your contract, I can also choose and evaluate whether or not I want to come back.”

There was a rumor she left due to cash however the actor claimed this isn’t true. “I’ve never made a decision based on money,” Jones stated. “I was on the show for six years and I think that’s a good run. There’s so much more I want to do in my career and so much more I want to know and learn, but my departure definitely had nothing to do with money.”

The present continued till it was canceled after eight seasons. Fans nonetheless hoped to see their beloved characters once more.

There was a ‘Girlfriends’ reunion on ‘Black-ish’

Golden Brooks, Jill Marie Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross, Persia White on 'Black-ish'
Golden Brooks, Jill Marie Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross, Persia White on ‘Black-ish’ | Kelsey McNeal through Getty Images

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Fans have been ready for years for the celebrities of the present to by some means reunite. It lastly occurred in 2019 on Black-ish.

The title of the episode was “Feminisn’t” and Bow (Ross) brings Diane (Marsai Martin) to her feminist group. Bow realizes her group must be extra inclusive so she invitations her three buddies performed by Jones, White, and Brooks.

The episode is proof the actors are nonetheless keen to come back collectively years after Girlfriends ended. But Jones’ exit didn’t precisely occur with all of them being on the identical web page.

She didn’t know to inform her co-stars

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Jones’ exit from Girlfriends got here as a shock to her co-stars. She didn’t inform them and defined why to Jammin’ 105.7.

“I didn’t,” she admitted within the interview. “By the way, I’m green,” she stated. “I’m new. I didn’t know that you have to make an announcement.”

She added, “But if I could go back I would do things differently for sure. I sent them flowers on their first day back.”

Jones revealed Girlfriends was the third audition she’d ever accomplished so she was new to the business. She has continued appearing in tv exhibits since then and was extra lately on the drama, Monogamy taking part in Maggie.

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