"RHOOC" Alexis Bellino and Gretchen Rossi might not be returning for the next season of the popular Bravo reality show. On Sept. 22, Radar Online reported that Alexis and Gretchen might be the next set of fired "housewives" according to a report from Star Magazine. "Real Housewives of Orange County" recently wrapped up season 8 and it sounds like season 9 might be a bit different with the departure of these two women.
According to the report, Bellino was previously let go by producers but was brought back because a replacement was unavailable. Alas she has allegedly been let go again and, for many, that's not a tough loss. Alexis wasn't the most popular "housewife" on the show to say the least. As far as Rossi goes, that's a bit more of an involved story.
"RHOOC" star Gretchen Rossi didn't have a great storyline this season and producers reportedly thought that she is too boring to continue on the show. Rumor has it, Rossi made up her engagement to her boyfriend, Slade, just to help her gain some footage on the other women who seem to have a lot going on.
Some fans wondered if the show would even continue but Tamra Barney, Vicki Gunvalson, Heather Dubrow, and Lydia McLaughlin have all signed on to do season 9 which starts filming before the holidays. Neither Rossi nor Bellino have made mention of the alleged firing on Twitter, but official news will be out soon enough -- especially once the cameras start rolling again.
Will "RHOOC" be the same without Alexis and Gretchen? Do you believe the rumors?
© Effie Orfanides 2013