6 Boring RHONY Stars Who Were Booted Off The Show
Bravo’s popular reality series known as the Real Housewives is all about the drama! The show groups a bunch of successful women together who are from the same relative social standings in a city like the big apple and then films them all hanging out together, hosting parties and even going on vacation. It’s the ultimate recipe for disaster. Some of the women are veterans on the show — there are a few that have been around since the first few seasons! They are the show’s backbone as they continuously bring the drama that we all love (especially the producers), but there are many other who are on the show for a fleeting moment before they are replaced with new talent. Sometimes women leave the show on their own accord, but most of the time they are fired for being too “boring.” Here’s a quick list of some women who were booted off The Real Housewives of New York City:
6. Aviva Drescher
Aviva Drescher was very memorable during her time on The Real Housewives of New York City not only because she was the first amputee housewife, but also because of her 78-year-old father, George Teichner, who made appearances on the show and would constantly brag about his sexual escapades. Aviva lasted two seasons (5 and 6) until the season finale episode when she got so frustrated during an argument and took her leg off during a party at a Manhattan restaurant and slammed it on the table! The 45-year-old former housewife was in a tiff with the other women because six of her cast mates accused her of faking illnesses. She was the first and only confirmed cast member to be booted off the show after season 6 and it was most likely because she refused to attend several cast trips. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Carole Radziwill said executive producers had told her that Drescher’s husband, Reid, offered to take Aviva to Montana, but only if she was guaranteed a spot on the next season. She said, “The executive producer told me, Ramona, and Sonja that in Montana. So it’s, like, we’re hearing that, behind-the-scenes, back-door deals. So it’s not like we’re horrible, insensitive women that are calling her a liar. It’s, like, No, this is actually what’s going on.” Sounds like her diva behavior contributed to her getting the boot!
5. Jill Zarin
When Jill Zarin got fired from The Real Housewives of New York City it was quite a shock to many viewers because she was one of those veteran housewives who had been a staple figure in the series. Jill brought in good ratings for the show because she was extremely outspoken and was best friends with fan favorite Bethenny Frankel (until they had a falling out in season 4). She was on the show for four seasons, but in 2011 right before Bravo began filming season 5, they abruptly fired her from the show. It was one of the biggest reworkings of the show we’d ever seen with four ladies being booted at once! Despite our shock, Zarin told Oprah’s Where Are They Now? in an interview that she wasn’t surprised at all. She said, “This is really the truth: One night…I think I took a sleeping pill and I typed out an email to my [Real Housewives’] producer and three out of the five housewives. I said, ‘I’m leaving the show. I want to leave on a high. I’m in a good place right now.’ I kind of got cold feet the next day, and I said, ‘Ah, that was stupid, I shouldn’t have sent that email out.’ So, when I got the phone call from my production company, I knew.” Zarin said the only thing she isn’t aware of is WHY she got fired. Producers never gave her a straight answer, but that the show got too dark between some of the cast mates and the only way to save it was to revamp it entirely.