EXCLUSIVE! Several Sources Confirm Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen Have No Plans to Leave ‘The Real Housewives of New York’

Thu, February 4, 2010 4:11pm EST by 1 Comment
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Would you be sad to see original housewife Alex and her flamboyant hubby leave the show?

Why is everyone in such a rush to see Alex McCord , 36, get the boot from her show, The Real Housewives of New York? Sure, she isn’t well-liked, but that’s no reason to fire her!

“There’s a ton of reasons why [Alex and husband Simon van Kempen] aren’t being asked back,” the NY Daily News claims. “Viewers don’t have a positive reaction to them, so they’re easily replaceable at this point.”

But several insiders can confirm exclusively to HollywoodLife.com that this report is totally bogus.

“It’s just bad gossip,” sniffs one source. “None of the Housewives have signed on for the 4th season yet. Why would Alex leave? It’s simply not true.”

Adds a second insider, “This is all rehashed news. It’s nothing new. Alex has no friends, so any no brain would put two and two together and think she’s getting fired.”

So nothing is firmed up yet for any of the ladies, who include Alex, Jill Zarin, Ramona Singer, Kelly Bensimon and ‘Countess’ Luann de Lesseps; cast member Bethenny Frankel is leaving to spearhead her own new reality show Bethanny’s Getting Married. Bravo might want to get a move on though – they have just one month until Season 4 premieres March 4!