"The Real Housewives of Orange County" is going to be extremely different when the ninth season rolls around as the crew is already two short. US Magazine reported on Sept. 26, 2013, that both Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino have not been asked to return for a not-yet-announced ninth season of "RHOC."
Details are very few at this point, but it doesn't appear as if they actually did anything wrong. It just seems like the time had come for a change.
"Alexis and Gretchen were fired," one source tells Us. "They just had run their course. Gretchen has been on the show a long time, and it was the same old story."
Remaining on the show are Vicki Gunvalson, Heather Dubrow, Tamra Judge, and newcomer Lydia McLaughlin. Vicki is the only one that has been with the series since it started. Tamra joined in season three while Heather and Lyrdia joined in seasons seven and eight respectively.
Bravo has not commented on the firing of Gretchen and Alexis.
Gretchen and Alexis brought a lot of drama to the series as they were once friends, but then became bitter enemies on the show. From there, their fights spilled online and got all over Twitter and things have never quitr been the same.