Report: Simon and Alex Kicked Out of 'Real Housewives of NYC'

Simon van Kempen, Alex McCord

The couple is thought not as interesting as the other housewives and their story has not interwoven with the others.

Simon van Kempen and Alex McCord may be seen in the upcoming season of "The Real Housewives of New York City" but that may be as far as they go. The married couple reportedly is not returning for a fourth season because the executives feel they do not appeal as much as the other housewives. In other words, they are not asked back.

"There are a ton of reasons they aren't being asked back," N.Y. Daily News quoted an insider as saying. "Viewers don't have a positive reaction to them, so they're easily replaceable at this point. Also, they don't really fit in with the other wives. All of the other women's story lines have interwoven, yet Alex and Simon have kept theirs separate. It isn't nearly as interesting as the other Housewives'."

Another reason allegedly is a "hissy fit" thrown by Simon to Bravo when knowing that he was not paid as much as the other families. "Simon wants to be an equal on the show, but that doesn't really make any sense to Bravo," the insider said. "After all, he's not a 'Real Housewife,' now is he?"

Bravo indeed had searched for two new housewives for the NYC edition. The cable found Sonja Morgan, a former model, and Jennifer Gilbert, an event organizer to join the original cast in the fourth season. However, Bravo has also released a statement regarding the dismissal of Simon and Alex, insisting "no details have been released about next season". Simon himself said, "We have not had any discussions regarding a fourth season."

Meanwhile, the third season begins March 4 with Alex, LuAnn de Lesseps, Bethenny Frankel, Kelly Bensimon, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin on board. "In the upcoming season, Alex picks a lot of fights, and it looks like it's an attempt to keep her story line relevant," the insider added. "But it ended up seeming inauthentic."




    Jun 20, 2010

    Finally like alex after she starting speaking up. Will not watch Bethanys show as she never shuts up and who cares what she thinks? For some reason her and Jill both think what they say really matters in this world? Enough already! Ramona is just plain weird and Kelly..Wow, in a different zone! LuAnn just needs a man and she will move onto whatever it takes to keep her so called status up there. Feel kinda of sorry for them all, money can't buy any of you class!

    Jun 08, 2010

    alex and simon are a breath of fresh air ... Jennifer , the latest additon, is dreadful ... is bravo attempting to make the show unwatchable? keep LuAnn singing and no one will watch!!

    Jun 04, 2010

    Bravo should rethink dropping Alex and Simmon, they make the show intersting. Kelly B. should hit the road she is a nut!!

    May 31, 2010

    no, you can not get rid of alex and simon. simon is wacky, but in a funny way. now jill is a different story. get rid of her. she can not overcome the way she treated BETH. she is trying to put PART of the blame on her. NOT SO! anyone who becomes jills friend has to be her puppet or she does not play. I hate her and do not want to watch her whine.

    May 24, 2010

    NEWSFLASH!!! The women Bravo brought in are BORING! What have thy brought to the show so far ? They are too quiet. I don't see them having any edge to themselves. They are playing safe. LuAnne is so F"in boring. Try recasting the whole crew. They all are done except for bethenny. Simon is somewhat entertaining and so is ramona and her husband. The others don't have the zip so to say. Alex and Simon should be in Bethenny's show. It's a good match. Jill definately played her character well she still is a snake at heart, like Lu Ann and that's old news. Show me something that is actually interesting and entertaing.

    May 21, 2010

    Alex and Simon are mediocre at best; they are not a "draw" to an average viewer. Ramona is the one that needs to get tossed~~~she's a loon, busy-body, below-average in talent, and classless to the core. The other ladies all have their own inner battles but they are watchable. Ramona should go back to the trailer park and pay for dance lessons!

    May 10, 2010

    It would be a BIG mistake to cut them. OK, I hated them first season I watched, but Alex is now the only reason I'd watch once Bethinny leaves. Maybe Alex and Simon could join B. in her new series.

    May 08, 2010

    Bravo TV needs to pull the corn cob out of their own butts for even thinking of getting rid of Simon & Alex, they are so grounded, they keep the show interesting, Bethenny is great, but is getting her own show, she is my favorite, she is so real. Kelly is whacked out of her head, she must be on drugs, Jill is a total total bitch, she thinks she is the queen of NYC, she's not, I know their are women in NYC who would love to knock her on her fat ass. LuAnn is looney, she is ditzy, she is so hungry for a man. Ramona is another story, I think she has a split personality. I won't watch anymore if Alex and simon leave.

    Apr 29, 2010

    I rather enjoy Alex and Simon. One reason, it is neccessary to have someone a bit bearable. I like Alex's style in wardrobe.Bravo should rethink their decision, I more than likely won't watch next season.

    Mar 17, 2010

    Let's see, Bravo is dropping the two most classy and educated people on the program - because, of course, they don't fit in! I am done with this season, folks: the show has become a venue for a group of wealthy, priviledged, very blessed women to behave immaturely. Never in all my life have I seen such bad behavior by adults, and such poor examples set for children! Kelly would support her daughers if they wanted to pose for Playboy?? This is motherhood in America - and would their father be there snapping away? When I heard that those kids attended Mommy Wierdest' shoot, that was the last straw ...

    Mar 17, 2010

    LuAnn is a real Liar I take.Jill is a busy no it all.Kelly she's on something.Bethenny is fun and I'm so happy for her.Alex and Simon are just so interesting and I love the way they did their apt.. and they are so enjoyable and different to watch re-freshing.They bring something to the show.And their boys please did Jill want them to sit around in pink tutus and paint their nails? They are boys.And they are not bad.It's Over for me.In will not tune in to watch Jill.No.

    Mar 17, 2010

    No way will I watch Housewives of Nyc without Alex and Simon.Jill makes my skin crawl.LuAnn needs to be honest.Kelly ...crack is whack.Bethenny and Ramona I like but Bethenny is leaving right? With her own show and Ramona can't carry it alone.That Jill she just judges everyone and it's like whatever she says she thinks goes I don't enjoy her story at all actually.

    Mar 17, 2010

    B.S. I won't watch Housewives of Nyc without Simon and Alex.They make the show interesting.The others are so boring except Bethenny and Ramona I'm liking this season so far.But No without Alex and Simon it's Over for me.Jill needs to pull the corn cob out of her rear end she's so crabby and boring.And Jill is So judgemental No I don't like her.

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