Bravo ditches four Real Housewives of New York
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.
I've been watching the show a long time and Jill is the closest to being a "real housewife" of NY. Why in the world did you keep the drunk and Sonja. They aren't fun to watch and don't feel like they have shown their real side.
Totally agree with the comment regarding real housewives of new jersey, they are a complete disgrace to all italian americans. Comming from immigrant parents who came to this country, learned the language and worked tirelessy to become upstanding citizens i am offended by their behavior. We are not what they portay. They just perpetuate the idea that all italians are somehow like characters from the godfather. If you watch for pure entertainment (although from what I have seen not too much of that going on) it's okay, just please keep in mind that they in no way represent the italian american population...I will not tune in they truely offend
Glad Jill is gone....she was initially my fave but became my most hated....she became a shrew...good job BRAVO...I stopped watching RHONY because of Jill...will give new cast a chance...
Too bad trouble enhancer Luann is still going to be on the show. My main reason for no longer watching. Bethenny had it right - she is a snake!
It seems as if all the women on every "Housewives" show have gotten such big heads and egos. I initially like them and then they turn into shrews. NJ is the next to go off my list. I loved Theresa at first and now she seems to think the show is only about her, and her husband needs a reality check. He and Teresa's attitudes are mostly to blame for the family problems. Joe is nothing but a bully. I think this genre is all but finished because of all the shenanigans of the participants. I won't call them STARS because they don't deserve the title. Of course, very few "stars" deserve to be called that.
Well what do you say about this. I love this show but to kick off jill and leave Ramona and Luann is just dumb. Ramona is wasted half the time and is just annoying to watch anymore. And as for Luann who thinks shes better then everyone because she got lucky and married who she did. W.E. They should have got rid of them instead Getting rid of kelly and alex, i think was a good decision they're kinda boring any ways The show def wont be the same anymore, but hopefully the new wive's will bring something great to the show.
Well i must be honest,at first watching house wives,i thought Jill was nice.But over a period of time especially that of Bethany i found Jill to be really nasty to Bethany.And all that time Bethany had a hell of alot of emotions going on.Yes Bobby had a scare with his illness but Jill chose to carry on this endless fight,and now she is down on Ramona blaming her for all the Bethany break up.Jill should watch herself im sure she would be really shocked her her voice changed to an aggressive tone.And sadly in my books respect has gone for this lady.
I am happy to hear she is leaving but i wont miss her.Now Bethany i do.
I think the original RHONY were the best. Yes, there were the ones that were phony but there was also realism in some of their lives. I don't think I'll be watching it anytime too soon.
I'm glad Betheny made it on her own.
Im so happy Alex and Simon are gone!!! Ramona is insane and disgusting I hate her. Without JI'll I'm not watching.
Sorry to see Alex go. She was my reason to watch.