And then there were three. Aundrea Fimbres has officially announced her departure from Danity Kane.
There had been speculation that the 30-year-old singer was leaving the group, and she finally put the rumors to rest during DK’s first show on their #DKNoFilterTour at The Fillmore in San Francisco on Friday night.
Aundrea took the stage solo at one point to make the big announcement. “I just recently got engaged,” she said as she showed off her engagement ring.
“I can tell you that two dreams of mine [have] been to be a singer and be on stage like this and to have a family. Well, in a couple months, that’s all coming true. I’m about to get married and I have this beautiful new little girl with me.”
She introduced her stepdaughter Miley and held back tears as she explained her decision. “I’ve gotten to do some amazing things with Danity Kane, but it’s time for me to start the next chapter in my life,” she continued.
“So I thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to accomplish my dreams. I love you guys so much and I just wanted you guys to know from me—I know there’s been a lot of rumors—but I’m so happy that I’ve been on the stage with the wonderful girls of Danity Kane.”
The group will continue on as a trio with Aubrey O’Day, Dawn Richard, and Shannon Bex. “These girls have been working their butts off to give you some amazing music and some amazing new stuff,” said Aundrea. “So I want you guys to give it up for Aubrey and Dawn and Shannon, and they are going to kill it for you while I go have some babies.”
Her fellow members wished her well. “DK3. thank you guys for supporting Drea starting a family and us continuing to fight, we all love you!” said Aubrey.
Dawn added, “Was a big moment. Hard to say goodbye to our mija but we will make her proud. DK always.”
Last year, fifth member D. Woods revealed that she would not return to the group. She claims that she was not invited back, despite earlier reports that she had left to focus on her solo career.
Earlier this week, Danity Kane debuted their new single “Lemonade,” produced by the Stereotypes. They performed it live for the first time last night in addition to two new songs, “Rhythm of Love” and “Rage.”
Watch Aundrea’s emotional goodbye below.