Real Housewives of New York City Speak on Ousting

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Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop have all been sacked. Bravo cut these four women loose from The Real Housewives of New York City late last week.

While readers try to control their tears as a result of this development, a couple of the show's now-former stars have spoken out about the firing.

Cindy Barshop Photograph
Alex McCord & Simon Van Kempen

“I view any change as an opportunity to learn and grow," said Barshop profoundly. "RHONY was great marketing platform for my national spa Completely Bare, and as an ambassador for children’s charities I was able to create more awareness. There are additional projects that I am considering. Stay tuned.”

Oh, we will... NOT!

Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen also took the opportunity to plug a product, telling Us Weekly:

"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!"

Too bad they actually weren't.

[Photos: WENN.com]

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