Were Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino Fired From ‘RHoOC’?

September 27, 2013 1:16 pm
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Attention Real Housewives of Orange County fans! Pull out the tissues … this is not a joke!

E! and Us Weekly report that  Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino may not be returning to Bravo‘s RHoOC for its ninth season. Let’s all take a moment of silence…

The blonde co-stars were reportedly fired from the show, but Bravo has not yet comment. Sources told E! that producers are looking to spice up the show by adding new cast members. Bravo has closed the storybooks on Gretchen and Alexis because Gretchen is currently living her happily-ever-after, while Alexis’ personal life isn’t advancing the show’s plot line. Sadly, the news came as a surprise to the ladies, as they both were expecting to return during the show’s ninth season.

Gretchen began her RHoOC career during Season 4, while she was engaged to businessman Jeff Beitzel. Orange County’s other leading ladies criticized Gretchen when Jeff died in 2008, calling her an unfaithful fiancee and “gold-digger.” While their commentary tainted her reputation, Gretchen rose above the negativity by starting her own retail line, Gretchen Christine. While Gretchen still remains a problematic housewife, her story and personality is nonetheless entertaining. At the end of last season, she proposed to “OC Housewife Hunter,” Slade Smiley.

Alexis made her RHoOC debut during Season 5, following Gretchen as the newest housewife of Orange County. Married to Jim Bellino, Alexis prides herself as being the “most spiritual housewife.” According to Alexis herself, she’s been targeted and “bullied” by the ladies throughout the seasons. The housewives tend to criticize Alexis’ hierarchical marriage and victim complex, but Alexis disregards the negativity by staying true to her faith.

Getty Images/Valerie Macon

Getty Images/Valerie Macon

What are your thoughts on Bravo’s decision? Will you miss Gretchen and Alexis?


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