Alexis Bellino and Grechen Rossi will not be returning for the next season of Real Housewives of Orange County.
According to E! Online, Bellino and Rossi have been fired from the show and won’t be featured in the season nine cast.
Bravo has not commented on the casting change but an inside source told the entertainment magazine that producers were already meeting with new potential cast members.
The insider said: “Neither will be returning for season nine. The feeling is both of their journeys on the show have come to an end… Bravo is constantly looking at the casting and dynamics and it felt like time for a change. Producers are currently meeting with new women.”
Rossi has been on The Real Housewives of Orange County since season four. Bellino joined the Bravo show the following year.
Reality TV Magazine reports that Alexis Bellino and Gretchen Rossi were both looking forward to the 9th season of the show and were shocked to hear that they were fired. A source said that producers didn’t feel that Bellino or Rossi had an interesting storyline to keep them for another season.
The source said: “Every season they look at how to shake up the cast. They needed new women and in order to do that they had to say goodbye to some of the current cast.”
Are you surprised that Bellino and Rossi won’t be returning next year?