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[Updated] So not bananas: Taylor Jacobson leaves Rachel Zoe

November 6, 2009 |  2:03 pm

Taylorandbrad breaks the terrible news: Rachel Zoe's sometimes terrorist, sometimes much-needed task master Taylor Jacobson has left the company.

It's sort of a shocker considering that Season 2 of "The Rachel Zoe Project" ended on an up note: After assisting (and warring with) Rachel for four years, Taylor scored a promotion, a new gig overseeing some aspects of her boss' merchandise line.

But something must have happened after that finale and news hit today that Taylor had e-mailed her industry colleagues the following:

“After four amazing years at Rachel Zoe Corporation, I’m saddened and exhilarated at the same time to announce my departure. After much thought and consideration, I have decided to take the challenging leap to go off and style on my own.” 

An insider said the parting was amicable, and Zoe's spokeswoman Carrie Gordon issued Show Tracker the following statement, “Taylor Jacobson is no longer with Rachel Zoe, Inc.”

What does this mean for the show? It's hard to imagine any drama between Brad and Rachel without Taylor in the mix.

A rep for Bravo had no comment and said no decision has been made about bringing "Rachel Zoe" back for a third season.

[Update 3:04 p.m: Jacobson just posted the following to her Twitter account: “Today is an end of an era and a beginning of a new professional chapter. Looking forward to what the future brings…!!!"]

I die! (And not in the good Rachel Zoe way!)

— Denise Martin

Photo: Taylor Jacobson and Brad Goreski. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times