When you're a cast member on a franchise as succesful as The Real Housewives, then there's one thing the producers expect of you:
Bring the drama!
These 13 women lost their high-paying and even higher coveted posts on these shows because they were not relevant enough to remain with the show.
It's harsh, but it's true!
Katie Rost - The Real Housewives of Potomac
Rost lasted just one season on The Real Housewives of Potomac but she was fired ahead of the show's second season.
"Sad to announce I will not be on #RHOP this season:-( Can't make my life exciting enough. #DeliveredTomorrow," she tweeted at the time of her firing.
Aviva Drescher - The Real Housewives of New York
Aviva's two-season stint on the series was filled with controversy. From her father's frisky nature with the other women to her flat out refusing to attend some events to attempt to secure a contract renewal, the producers did not take too kindly to her antics.
Gretchen Rossi - The Real Housewives of Orange County
Gretchen brought the drama for all of five minutes, yet she lasted four seasons. At the time of her "departure," there were rumors that she was fired for being too boring. Rossi denied as much and even claimed she was getting her own series. Such a series has yet to materialize.
Kathryn Edwards - The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Edwards had all of the makings for success on the series, mostly thanks to her association with O.J. Simpson, but viewers were not given much to work with.
Kristen Taekman - The Real Housewives of New York City
There is much debate about Kristen's departure. It came following her husband's account on Ashley Madison. While that would have served for a wild storyline, she did not return beyond her initial season.
Joyce Giraud - The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Joyce failed to strike a chord with viewers during her one-season stint on RHOBH.
Lizzie Rovsek - The Real Housewives of Orange County
Some housewives are just too down-to-earth to resonate with viewers. With money comes privilege, and Lizzie was too nice to stick around for very long.
Peggy Tanous - The Real Housewives of Orange County
Peggy started her Real Housewives journey as a fried of Alexis Bellino in a "friend" capacity, but she was invited back as a full-fledged cast member the following season. She didn't last long.
Carlton Gebba - The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Carlton was given the boot abruptly despite initially being well-received by viewers. Somewhere along the way, the edit for her changed and she started targeting the other housewives.
Cindy Barshop - The Real Housewives of New York City
Many thought Cindy was on the show to promote her business, and viewers were less than impressed when she backed down from fights. As a replacement for Bethenny Frankel, she was not up to the task.
DeShawn Snow - The Real Housewives of Atlanta
DeShawn has said on multiple occasions since her exit after one season that she was fired for being too normal. Okay then.
Alex McCord - The Real Housewives of New York City
Tensions flared up when McCord was let go after the fourth season of the series after locking horns with her co-stars. McCord followed her firing up with a series of shows on some gossip website called RumorFix by unveiling what really goes on behind the scenes of the series.
Vicki Gunvalson - The Real Housewives of Orange County
Vicki Gunvalson may still be part of the series, but she was demoted. The OG of the OC is no longer a housewife. We hate to admit it, but her storyline grew stale years ago. She tried to drum up some drama by targeting some of the cast members with outlandish allegations.