Season six of “The Chi” has done nothing but pull on our heartstrings! We also can’t forget the bittersweet feeling we all felt once the character Kevin announced his plans to move to Los Angeles. This scene left many fans wondering if we had to say goodbye to the character’s actor, Alex Hibbert, for good.
Grab the tissues! Since 2018, viewers have seen the cast grow before our eyes, and the flashback scenes will forever get fans in their feels! Listen! From watching our TV cousins graduate to Papa talking to Bakari over Papa’s father’s casket, my heart can’t take it anymore.
And now THIS!
It’s Official! Alex Hibbert Confirms His Departure From ‘The Chi’
In a feed post on Instagram on Sept. 22, Alex Hibbert shared a lengthy message thanking his fellow cast members and fans for their support during his acting journey on “The Chi.”
Dear fans and viewers, it
brought tears to my eyes just writing this. As some of you may already know, today marks my departure from “The Chi.” This show has been such an important part of my life and I’m forever grateful to the people that watched me grow up on camera in front of your eyes for several years,” Hibbert wrote. “It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to my castmates, crew members, and all of you who have supported me throughout this incredible journey.”
He also spoke about the experience of being on the show.
“Working on this show has been an unforgettable experience, and I am grateful for all the opportunities it has brought me. I have learned so much from my time here, and I will carry those lessons with me as I move on to new projects.”
Hibbert also sent word directly to his fans.
“To the fans who have followed me and my character’s journey, your unwavering support and love have been the driving force behind my work. I am humbled and honored to have been able to bring this character to life and share Kevins story with you. While I may be leaving this show, I am excited about what the future holds. I look forward to continuing to create meaningful and impactful work that resonates with audiences around the world. Once again, thank you for everything. I will miss this show and most importantly I’m going to miss Kevin, but I will cherish the memories and experiences forever.”
‘The Chi’ Cast Send Their Farewells To Hibbert
Alex Hibbert got to sit down with his cast as they reflected on some of their special moments, favorite episodes, and the strong bond they created throughout the years.
Many of them even shared some heartfelt messages under his announcement post.
“Love brudda 7 years ago feel like 7 days ago lol continue to soar N shine yo future filled with nun but brightness.” — Michael Epps (Jake)
“I love you bro. thank you for your consistency, seriousness, being a leader & your wisdom. you were a blueprint for me coming in & im forever grateful for you taking me in wit open arms brudda. Go be great brudda I love you… job well done.” — Ahmad Ferguson (Bakari)
“LOVE YOU” — Birgundi Baker (Keisha)
“Whewww thank you for being the foundation of this family and the PERFECT example. you know I love you” — Judea Brown (Jemma)
“Job well done honey!! Keep soaring!!!” — Tabitha Brown (Octavia)
“Rooting for you, king. We love you baby!” — Genesis Hale (Maisha)
“Now I’m crying again! Love you
@therealalexhibbert! And the door is
always open.” — Lena Waithe
“We’re going to miss you, Nephew!
Continue to reach for the stars! It was an absolute pleasure and honor to work alongside with you!! God bless you, Alex!!”—Jason Weaver (Rashaad)
Fans React To Alex Hibbert’s Announcement
Many fans can’t imagine “The Chi” without Alex Hibbert and his character.
We have watched Kev persevere through the worst situations. The feeling of him leaving is so bittersweet because, for six seasons, we watched him grow up as he battled so much trauma, but fans seem to be collectively happy to see him finally make it out of Chicago alive.
— The Chi (@SHOTheChi) September 24, 2023
Here are some fan reactions following his recent announcement:
Alex Hibbert just announced his departure from #TheChi. We watched Kev face his fears and conquer them season by season, while courageously exploring the path of finding his true self in an unwavering manner despite the challenges. Alex deserves his flowers and will be missed!💐 pic.twitter.com/Hq3BlqOpfK
— Queen K (@k_melaninqueen) September 22, 2023
This last episode of #TheChi has me in tears because we really watched Kev, PaPa & Jake grow up. And the fact that Kev isn’t returning 😩 I can’t.
— 🦋✨ᴋᴀᴇᴅᴏʟʟ✨🦋 (@kaecharday) September 24, 2023
— Ocean (@414_777) September 23, 2023
I’m so deep in my feelings watching The Chi. I’m not coping well with Kevin leaving. And the flashbacks to them as children triggered me. I’ve been watching this show for a long ass time…
— Hella Yella Shawty (@A_Rich503) September 25, 2023
— Nyla✌🏾🤏🏾🤏🏾 (@NYLASOHWTSYN_) September 22, 2023
— Carter💗.. (@LaylacarterW) September 22, 2023
I’m glad that Kev’s departure from the show was a beautiful one and not him dying or something like that . #Thechi
— Narcy 💗☺️ (@_LifeOfNarcy) September 24, 2023