A sad news for Rege-Jean Page's stans....
What first appeared to be a brutal April fool’s Prank, the lady of Whistlesdown released a statement on April 2nd, announcing that Rege-Jean Page would not be reprising his role as Simon (the Duke of Hastings) in the sequel of Netflix’s successful period drama Bridgerton.
And as expected, this news caused a massive collective cracking sound of all the fans’ hearts that were shattered by it.
We don’t think it would be an overstatement when we say that Rege-Jean Page was made for this role as a Royal fuck boy in a regency era drama.
Pleasure and a privilege! An honour to be a member of the family - on and off screen, cast, crew and incredible fans - the love is real and will just keep growing ❤️💫 https://t.co/YBk4RvKNpx— Regé-Jean Page (@regejean) April 2, 2021
It means we are not going to see Rege raising his adorable son, or sharing quality time with Daphne in the bedroom or library or staircase, or no more licking of inanimate items next season.
And oh, his abs! We’re going to be missing all of Simon’s charm in the season 2 of Bridgerton.
Here’s how fans have been reacting to the departure of our favorite Duke of Hasting:
Me, watching season 2 of #Bridgerton without the lil’ British Zaddy on there (@regejean). pic.twitter.com/UOBbdeVVz8— Ash Thee Mule 🌚🌝 (@_okiedokie_) April 3, 2021
The pain is indescribable!
Me getting told that the Duke of Hastings will not be in Season 2 of #Bridgerton 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/ADofJKb2DL— Simply Ari🌙 (@FindMeAri) April 3, 2021
Feels like we have been robbed!
Simon and Anthony being bffs— ᴍᴀʀʏ ʟᴏᴜ 🐝 (@mary__lou_) April 2, 2021
Simon teasing Anthony over Kate
Simon giving Anthony husband advices
SIMON AND DAPHNE AT AUBREY HALL WITH THEIR BABY
WE. WERE. ROBBED.#bridgerton pic.twitter.com/c7Wev0NEZo
That moment when HASTexit hurts more than MEGexit!
I can deal with the DUKE of SUSSEX leaving but not the DUKE of Hastings #Bridgerton #netflix #RegeJean pic.twitter.com/9IUoWwunY4— planna (@planna79) April 2, 2021
Yup, we kinda saw that coming!
how the locals are receiving the simon news vs. the bridgerton readers knowing that it was bound to happen one day #Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/KjRYILJwsj— s⁷🐝 (@purpIetales) April 2, 2021
This sums it all up!
My reaction after hearing that the Duke won't be coming back for the season 2 of #Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/a17YE0pPL9— If you're sad follow me 🖤 (@kelvinellish) April 2, 2021
It’s a major turn off!
Duke of Hastings gone the sex scenes gonna be so dry now #Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/Z7t7Eyqg89— Brandi (@bandzzbb) April 2, 2021
You can’t ghost us like this Rege!
Regé-Jean Page after making us all fall in love with #Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/Rc4VhHWdwD— Olivia Truffaut-Wong (@iWatchiAm) April 2, 2021
That’s not fair!
so you’re telling me that we won’t be able to see Simon struggle as a father? how Simon takes care of his children? how they are as a married couple? then I bid farewell too. #Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/y069jdwDlW— Chel ⁷ || RJP•PD Supremacy (@mschls) April 2, 2021
It’s pretty hard to process…
Women trying to process that Regé-Jean Page wont be in season 2 of #Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/76YZRZ7JDW— S.B. (@theSheenaB) April 2, 2021
Wish we could take this news back!
Daphne will but we bid adieu— 𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒍 ⁱˢ ᵃ ˢᵉᵇᵃˢᵗⁱᵃⁿ ˢᵗᵃⁿ×² ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘⁿᵗ (@bloodyrachell) April 2, 2021
remain a to Regé-Jean
devoted wife Page, who so
& sister, triumphantly
Duke of Hastings
It feels like we have lost the purpose!
But he's....why we watch it #Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/Co9RR4TW6F— Jelisa Chatman (@JelisaChatman) April 2, 2021
And no, we’re not even pretending…
#Bridgerton fans rn: pic.twitter.com/hpjRWOlUk4— Bridgerton Out of Context (@BridgertonOC) April 2, 2021
At least there’s some silver lining.
It's Anthony Bridgerton's time to shine. You just gotta deal with it. pic.twitter.com/R5R53PwREH— 🌷 (@emmiferlawson) April 2, 2021
So, what was your reaction after learning the news of Simons’ departure from the show? Share with us in the comment section below. Hopefully, these aforementioned memes have helped you lessen your pain a lil bit. If not, you can check more memelicious content on our Facebook page to help you laugh through this pain.