"#once upon a time" fans were shocked when Jennifer Morrison announced her exit. Soon after, five other main cast members said they would also not be returning in season 7, including #Emilie De Ravin. On Instagram, the "OUAT" actress revealed the real reason she quit the fairy tale drama.

Farewell, Belle

Belle is a fan favorite character and fans are sad she won't be returning in season 7. Her relationship with Rumple (Robert Carlyle) was complicated and rocky. Then, Belle found out she was pregnant. Of course, it couldn't be a normal pregnancy. As with many situations in Storybrooke, there was a twist.

Emilie de Ravin discusses leaving 'Once Upon A Time'

The actress posted on Instagram that she wanted to tell fans about her departure from "OUAT." However, the news already went viral before she had the chance.

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Emilie de Ravin said she loved playing Belle, but decided to leave because the show is going in a different creative direction.

Who else is leaving 'OUAT?'

Besides Jennifer Morrison (Emma) and Emilie de Ravin, who else is leaving the fairy tale drama? Henry Gilmore (Henry), Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow), Charming (Josh Dallas), and Rebecca Mader (Wicked Witch) are all saying goodbye. No one else has announced their exits, so it will be interesting to see if the remaining cast decides to stay or walks away.

Belle and the other characters are not gone forever

Emilie de Ravin, Jared Gilmore, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Rebecca Mader have left. However, they have all agreed to appear in one episode of season 7.

What to expect in season 7

When "#Once Upon A Time" returns with season 7, Henry will be all grown up, which will be played by Andrew West.

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In an interview with "The Hollywood Reporter," executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis discussed the future. The story will focus on an adult Henry who finds his long-lost daughter, Lucy on his doorstep. Besides Henry being recast, Horowitz and Kitsis plan on recasting some other characters. However, they don't want to focus on that. Instead, they consider the upcoming season to be a "hybrid" rather than a reboot. It was also revealed that Henry has an epic love story with Lucy's mother.

The story will focus on an adult Henry who finds his long-lost daughter, Lucy on his doorstep. Besides Henry being recast in "OUAT," Horowitz and Kitsis plan on recasting some other characters. However, they don't want to focus on that. Instead, they consider the upcoming season to be a "hybrid" rather than a reboot. It was also revealed that Henry has an epic love story with Lucy's mother.

What do you think of Emilie de Ravin's statement on Instagram? Are you sad that Belle won't be in "Once Upon A Time" season 7?