‘Real Housewives of New York’s’ Alex McCord talks about leaving show

She’s moving on to bigger things.

Alex McCord and her husband Simon van Kempen were one of the more entertaining couples to watch on the ‘Real Housewives of New York City’.  Alex wasn’t afraid to stand up for herself on the show and was one of the few housewives that was mostly able to stay out of the drama.

Now that Alex has been let go from the show, she is making time to let fans know her side of the story.  She said; “After four seasons on Real Housewives of New York City, Simon and I are moving on. It’s a completely friendly departure and while it was their decision and not ours, we are in close communication with both Bravo and the production company about our next move, in addition to fielding outside offers. Simon and I recently launched a home goods company, Aluxe Home, and we’ve been so involved in the textile market week that began today that it feels a bit like being shot out of a cannon!”

Alex’s husband Simon says that he has no regrets in having worked on the show, saying; “It was bittersweet to finally get the call last Saturday but we knew it was on the cards. Four years is a long time in TV land and we had no idea when we auditioned in 2006 that we’d still have been on air in 2011. It’s been a bumpy ride; sometimes great and sometimes not, but it’s been an experience that I don’t regret having done.”

On Twitter a fan said that they were hoping that Alex and Simon would get their own show and Alex responded by saying; “You never know – stay tuned! Xo”

Are you excited to meet the new housewives that will be joining the cast or would you rather see Alex come back?  Would you like to see Alex and Simon on their own show? Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.

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