Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino won’t be returning for another season of Real Housewives of Orange County.
E! reports that the two were fired, quoting a Bravo insider (PC Peterson?) who says, “both of their journeys on the show have come to an end.” The show just recently wrapped up its eighth season; Rossi and Bellino joined the show in its fourth and fifth seasons, respectively. Bravo has not made an official comment about the firing.
It’s been a dramatic several seasons on the show for Rossi and Bellino. The two started as friends, but aren’t so much anymore, in the way that Tom and Jerry could be described as “not so much friends anymore.”
Neither Rossi nor Bellino has commented publicly on their firing, but somewhere in Palm Springs, a cool wind sweeps down from the San Bernadino mountains. Tugging on the collar of that cowl-neck sweater she got so many seasons ago but just can’t seem to part ways with, Gretchen Rossi finishes off one last sip of the chardonnay she’s been enjoying. Rising from her chair to seek shelter inside, she takes one last survey of the horizon — sunset on the Coachella Valley. To no one in particular she says, “I think I’m going to be just fine.”