Alyssa Milano Leaving 'Mistresses,' Choosing Family Over Career

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Alyssa Milano has decided to leave her ABC hit television show, Mistresses, citing a desire to stay in Los Angeles rather than relocate to Vancouver, Canada, to shoot the show's third season.

The actress made the announcement Wednesday via her website.

"After two wonderful seasons in Los Angeles, the studio has decided to shoot season three of 'Mistresses' in Vancouver, Canada, for financial reasons. It's with a heavy heart that I have decided that I can't relocate," she wrote on her website.

It's understandable that the mother of two would want to maintain some stability for her family, and it's a courageous move considering the nature of the acting business.

"I have two babies under 4. Being a mother and wife comes first and I just can not uproot my children and separate the family by moving away," said Milano, who gave birth to her second child earlier this month.

"I will miss this job desperately and wish everyone the absolute best," she said.

It is unclear what will happen to her character, Savannah "Savi" Davis, now that she's departing the series.

Milano and husband David Bugliari are parents to daughter Elizabella Dylan, who was born Sept. 4, and three-year-old son Milo Thomas.

Milano is also known for her roles in Charmed, Melrose Place and Who's the Boss?, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this month.

Pam Wright