She wasn't included in the lineup for Made In Chelsea's Los Angeles spin-off – which is currently being filmed with the rest of the regular cast.
But despite seemingly being snubbed by producers, Nicola Hughes was nevertheless happy to jet out to California to spend time with her boyfriend of a year, MIC bad boy Alex Mytton – while he gets on with filming.
Over the weekend, the duo – who met in a Kildare nightclub – toasted their union, also hitting Disneyland yesterday.
The Dublin model posted a snap to Instagram of her and Alex donning novelty Mickey Mouse ears, complete with the caption "happy anniversary".
And despite being able to enjoy a lengthy break Stateside, she told Goss.ie yesterday that her schedule was simply too hectic to take part in MIC this summer.
“I’m not in the show, I wasn’t able to. I was too busy,” she said, adding that she visited friends in Santa Monica before meeting up with Alex more recently.
Ms Hughes also confirmed to the same Irish-based website that she'll be be back for the next series of Made In Chelsea in London in the autumn.
Sadly, his filming commitments mean that the love-birds can't live together in LA, but they're getting to spend plenty of time together nonetheless – with both stars regularly posting images of one another to their respective social media accounts.
Mr Mytton had a bad-boy reputation before finding his perfect match in Nicola; he notoriously cheated on his previous love, Binky Felstead, also a long-standing member of the same reality TV show.