Gretchen Rossi, Alexis Bellino fired from Real Housewives of Orange County

Gretchen Rossi Alexis Bellino RHOC

According to multiple sources, Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino will not be returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County for Season 9.

Star was the first to report on it and we mentioned the speculation yesterday and now toofab is confirming the news. The latter’s sources said that the two cast members’ story lines had reached an end and that Bravo is looking to recast the show in hopes of keeping the original franchise fresh and exciting.

Bellino wasn’t too surprising according to reports, after she was brought back for the 8th Season after her replacement was said to have backed out at the last minute. Rossi has been a cast member since Season 4 and proposed to Slade Smiley in an over-the-top production featured last season. Some of her fellow cast members felt it was contrived by Gretchen to extend interest in her story line, an accusation that upset Rossi during the reunion special.

Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Heather Dubrow and Lydia McLauglin are all returning.

A quick check showed no tweets yet about the news from either Gretchen or Alexis.


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  • sooo mad

    Well my housewives of OC days are over! Already stopped watching Jersey and never watched Miami so, thanks Andy Cohan for only leaving the mean and horrible people on these crazy shows. I liked Gretchen but I guess because they has a nice story, even if it is with Slade they don’t rate good tv. I am sure I will not be the only one who feels this way but, I think you had a great idea of showing these ladies lives and now all you care about it how much gross backstabbing and trash you can show! Congrats! Now if you could find a bunch of Teresas and Tameras you could have a franchise full of trash! It is disgusting and hopefully, your franchise crashes and burns. You have gotten too bigg for your britches and I hope it shows in the ratings! How is Vicki, Brooks and that abusesive mess be on tv and make for good tv? Gross! I hope your demise starts sooner than later and you are back to being Harry Smiths intern very sosoon!

  • So over Bravo now

    I wll not be watching RHOOC either if Gretchen and Alexis won’t be in the cast.. Vicki I can’t stomach and Heather and Lydia are a snoozefest…

  • whawhaaat

    keep gretchen get rid of the horse i mean lydia

  • vickie pennington

    Hope Gretchen is not pregnant yet. The gravy train has left the station.

  • Jade Petermann

    i only watched for gretchen so now im done with the show

  • Jenn

    I loved Gretchen because honestly she seemed far more genuine then most of the other cast members. It sucks that because she didn’t bring enough drama they are replacing her. I would much rather see Vicki and Lydia go because I just can’t stomach either of them. This entire series is becoming worse and worse with each new season.

  • lou

    Gretchen is much more interesting than Lydia will ever be, why is she off the show? She and Slade are made for each other, both can be slimy in their ways. But her conflict with the other cast members brought a little interest to the show, it’s pretty boring otherwise.