We've been hearing rumblings about four of the ladies leaving and even cast member Sonja Morgan confirmed it herself. But now Bravo has made the official announcement that Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon, and Cindy Barshop will NOT be returning to Season 5.
A spokesperson for the network announced:
"Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and LuAnn DeLesseps will be returning for season 5 of The Real Housewives of New York City. We've had a fabulous run with all the ladies and appreciate them sharing their lives with our viewers. It is a friendly departure among the other ladies and we continue to have on-going discussions with them."
So, what do the fired ladies think? Alex McCord said:
"Of course Simon and I are sad not to continue with RHONY but it's a friendly decision and discussions with Bravo are ongoing for other projects."
Meanwhile Jill's rep made a statement:
"Jill is humbled by the extraordinary amount of media interest in her response and looks forward to personally opening up about all of this very soon and announcing some exciting new projects."
To be quite honest, we say good riddance. Between Kelly's delusional craziness and rude behavior and Jill's cattiness, we were already completely over it.
Just give Sonja her own spin-off already! She's the only one we care about anyway!