After a long time of listening to the rumors circulating around about The Real Housewives of New York, Bravo officially ditches four of them from the show: Alex McCord, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop said goodbye to the reality show, Us Magazine reports.
Recently, Bravo released a statement in which it announced which of the New York housewives will still be on the show during the next season. “Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and LuAnn DeLesseps will be returning for season five of The Real Housewives of New York City” the television network told The Hollywood reporter. The statement continued by sharing the “fabulous run” they had with all the reality stars and added that it was a “friendly departure”.
On Saturday, McCord, who is 37 years old, wrote on Twitter about her departure from the reality show. “SimonvanKempen[her husband] & I are leaving #RHONY, sadly but amicably.” Van Kempen is also sad for leaving the show. “We had a great four years”, he said and added that he and Alex are planning on being in other TV shows pretty soon. “We’re not going away”, he concluded.
Jill Zarin’s representative said that the former Real Housewife is in a family visit out of town, but that she is not sad at all for leaving, as she has a lot of work with her new shapewear line coming up. The rep also said Zarin will give her own response to the media regarding her departure very soon.
Barshop states she is happy with the decision Bravo took and that she already has other TV offers.
Bensimon did not comment on the matter, yet. Sonja Morgan, one of the stars who continue with her appearance in RHONY, said that she was not worried about the women leaving as they have other plans as well, for sure.