5 Boring RHOC Stars Who Were Booted Off The Show
Bravo’s franchise of Real Housewives is based on producing lots of drama for the viewers to see and the women who are featured on the show are carefully selected so that the show can produce high ratings based on epic cat fights. The Real Housewives of Orange County is the original Real Housewives show. It was the first to be created and dates all the way back to 2006! With 10 seasons under its belt we’ve seen a lot of women come and go with only one housewife remaining from the first season — Vicki Gunvalson. However, many other women haven’t fared so well with the series, whether they were on the show for just one season or spent multiple years with the show, some women just can’t seem to live up to Bravo’s high expectations of drama and more often than not, get the boot! Here’s a list of five stars who were booted off The Real Housewives of Orange County:
5. Alexis Bellino
Alexis Bellino was on The Real Housewives of Orange County from season 5 to season 8. She had a good run and was famously known for her barbie looks and religious preaching. While on the show Alexis was buddy-buddy with Gretchen Rossi; they spent a lot of time filming together and ironically even got fired together! Neither were asked to return for season 9 of the show and when it came to Alexis it might have been because she had become so isolated within the group of women and quite frankly was too boring. She didn’t get along with veteran housewives Tamra Judge, Vicki Gunvalson, or newbie Heather Dubrow and even had a falling out with her previous best friend Gretchen! The decision to let her go was most likely do to her not fitting in with the show anymore and an inability to string her into any kind of storyline for season 9. It’s rumored that Alexis was previously on the chopping block and was only asked back because another cast member dropped out.
4. Lydia McLaughlin
This Canadian born housewife only lasted one season on Bravo’s reality series and it’s still unclear whether she was fired or left on her own accord — one this is definitely for sure she wasn’t exactly memorable. As much as we loved Lydia’s sweet personality, she didn’t stand a chance against some of the other women on the show and she would have eventually been fired for being too nonchalant and unexciting. The most memorable thing about her time on the show was her quirky, fairy dusting, marijuana smoking mother! Lydia wrote in her book that she was asked back to do season 9 but chose not to because it wasn’t God’s path for her: “When I was asked back to do season 9, I wanted to do it. Being on the show was everything the world tells us to desire and it was what I desired. But…I knew in my heart it was not God’s plan for me to go back.” Lydia told US Weekly there is no epic story behind her departure but just that she didn’t want to make a career out of being a housewife: “That’s never really been a dream of mine. I’ve always been really honest with the producers about that. I knew that while I was filming it that I probably wasn’t going to be doing it again.” She also said she felt sad while taping the reunion show because even though she had no part in all the conflict that was happening around her, it affected her deeply. Truthfully, Real Housewives was too trashy for this fairy child Goddess.