5 Memorable ‘Real Housewives’ Exits (PHOTOS)

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In life, nothing lasts forever, especially if you’re one of Bravo’s Real Housewives.

Since the premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County in 2006, we’ve seen over a handful of castmembers come and go on the uber-successful franchise – some with a bang (The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Danielle Staub), some with a whimper. (Remember The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s DeShawn Snow? Didn’t think so.)

With rumors swirling that Bravo has fired Real Housewives of New York ladies Cindy Barshop, Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord and Jill Zarin, we’re taking a look back at some of the biggest exits in franchise history. Check them out now.