Don't go, Jennifer Morrison!
The actress — who stars as Emma Swan in Once Upon a Time — announced on Monday, May 8, that she will be leaving the popular series after six seasons.
"As I reached the end of my six-year contract on Once Upon a Time, I was faced with a significant decision. ABC, Eddy Kitsis, and Adam Horowitz very generously invited me to continue as a series regular. After very careful consideration, I have decided that creatively and personally, it is time for me to move on," Jennifer, 38, wrote in her Instagram announcement. "Emma Swan is one my favorite characters that I have ever played. My 6 years on Once Upon a Time has changed my life in the most beautiful ways. I am absolutely blown away by the passion and commitment of the Oncer fans. I am so honored to have been a central part of such a special show."
Shortly after her departure news, Once Upon a Time executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis released a joint statement wishing her all the best. "The past six years of collaborating with Jennifer as Emma Swan have been truly magical. Watching her breathe life into Emma, she accomplished more than we could have dreamed possible — she gave life to a brand-new Disney Princess, filled with strength and intelligence and an incredible closet full of red leather jackets. We’ll miss seeing her every day, but her imprint upon Once Upon a Time is indelible. She will always be a part of the show and its heart and soul. That said, just because Jennifer won’t be back every week doesn’t mean we won’t see our savior again," they said.
Though we're sad Jennifer won't be returning as a series regular next season, it's not confirmed that the fairy tale series will be coming back for Season 7. However, according to Entertainment Weekly, the show will most likely be renewed.