Alex McCord, Simon van Kempen Dropped From “The Real Housewives Of New York City”

The Real Housewives of New York City is losing one of its polarizing couples.

Big Apple socialite Alex McCord and hubby Simon van Kempen will not be back with the hit reality docu-soap returns for its fourth season on Bravo later this year.

Tattling tipters claim producers dumped the couple after refusing to do any more business with the overbearing Simon, who flew into full Bitch Mode when Bravo slammed the entire cast with a hefty reduction in pay. In addition, the network was concerned by the fact that the couple never quite seemed to resonate with viewers.

“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’.”

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