Former The Real Housewives of New York star Alex McCord will no longer be seen around the streets of Brooklyn. This morning, Alex and her husband Simon Van Kempen announced that they will be packing their bags and moving across the world to Simon’s home country of Australia. The couple will take their sons, Francois and Johan, with them and continue to raise them down under.
“And we’re off,” Simon revealed on his social media accounts, “off to Australia to live! Our beautiful Brooklyn home went on the market this morning!”
That means the townhouse Alex McCord and Simon renovated while filming the hit Bravo show is on the market. The 6-bedroom townhouse in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood has an asking price of $2,695,000.
According to a new Bravo report, former Real Housewives of New York star Alex McCord will leave her life behind in Brooklyn to perhaps pursue a new career in Australia. McCord and Simon have not filmed for Bravo for years. Many were hoping that the couple would return, since they seemed so eager to film the show. Perhaps this is Bravo’s chance to expand the housewives franchise to New South Wales.
“After 18 years in New York for Alex, and 28 years outside Australia for Simon, we’ve made the decision to move to Australia to be with family. Over the last few years, all of Simon’s family have reconvened from as far as Europe to all live within 20 minutes of each other on a collection of beautiful beaches on the north coast of New South Wales. We are the last of the family to move back, and it’s time,” Alex McCord reveals about the decision to move to Australia.
“Our children have never had the opportunity to live within walking distance of grandparents and cousins, and with our two boys aged 8 and 10 it’s the perfect time for the extended family to enjoy each other. We both love New York City, and Brooklyn specifically, almost as much as each other; however, we’ve been there, done that and written the book—literally—on raising Little Kids in the Big City. It’s now time for a new adventure,” Alex McCord added.
Alex McCord was one of the many housewives who were fired after the controversial fourth season of The Real Housewives of New York, something that was covered by The Inquisitr. Not only were the women starting to display bullish behavior, but fans were also losing interest because Bethenny Frankel had gotten her own reality spin-off show, distinguishing the feud between Frankel and Kelly Bensimon.
Alex McCord continued to dish about the housewives for various websites, a job she could easily do from Australia. Since the Bravo franchise has been a massive hit in Australia, it doesn’t sound like it will be too hard for these two to find work.
What do you think of Alex McCord and Simon moving away from New York?
[Image via McCord Van Kempen]