The sometimes-drug-addled but always-entertaining Cat Marnell has left her position at xoJane as its Beauty and Health Editor. The news comes after several months of will-she-or-won’t-she, when Marnell was put on disability, and then strongly encouraged to go to rehab. Upon her return from treatment, Marnell wrote this post, titled “I’M BACK; I’M HAPPY; I’M NOT QUITTING MY JOB OR ANYTHING ELSE,” and many of her readers and friends (including Jane Pratt) had hopes that she would get clean. Sadly, that didn’t happen.
“I’m always on drugs. Look, I couldn’t spend another summer meeting deadlines behind a computer at night when I could be on the rooftop of Le Bain looking for shooting stars and smoking angel dust with my friends and writing a book, which is what I’m doing next.”
Marnell also told Vice in an interview published a few weeks ago that, “The big thing that HR and I have contentions about is the fact that I work on drugs.”
Even despite Marnell and Pratt’s close relationship (the two tweeted at each other this morning saying “I love you”), it was probably inevitable that Marnell would have to be let go.
But this won’t be the last we see of Marnell at xoJane. Pratt writes that Marnell “plans to write more [at xoJane] in the future,” and of course we have that book she’s working on to look forward to. We’re betting it will be a doozy.