Real Housewives of New York is coming back for a fifth season tonight. However, there will be several faces missing from the show. Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, and Alex McCord were not asked back after several seasons with the show. Now, the former stars are speaking out.
"I have never had this outpouring of love from fans all over the world saying they will miss me. I didn't expect they would miss me. That's the circle of life; I thought they would move straight on to the new girls," Jill Zarin tells Huffington Post.
Since the show, Jill has been working hard on her Skweez Couture line which she will be selling on HSN. She will also be selling clothes that she wore during seasons 1-4 of RHONY and donating the money to charity! If you want a piece of Real Housewives history, now is your chance.
Kelly Bensimon has been traveling the country to promote her new book, I Can Make You Hot. Her rep tells Huff Post that Kelly "recently became a celebrity ambassador for Food Bank and has cameos in two upcoming films: Hilary Brougher's 'Innocence' and an untitled Woody Allen film." Wow, Woody Allen?! Not too shabby for a former housewife!
Alex McCord and her husband, Simon van Kempen, launched a linen company, Aluxe Home and Hotel Collection. Fans will have access to it when it hit stores this fall. Alex is also starring in a web series titled, Coffee Shop Confessions.
Alex says her and her husband "have chosen projects based on what interests us most, mainly kids and home, relationships and writing." Fans will soon get to see what Alex thinks of the fifth season of Real Housewives of New York in her own blog for Rumorfix!
They may be off the show, but these three ladies are just getting started! Stay tuned and watch season 5 tonight at 9/8c!