Alex Mccord Simon van Kempen Real Housewives New York Bravo Full Are 'Real Housewives of NYC's' Alex McCord and hubby Simon van Kempen out?The word on the street is that “The Real Housewives of New York City‘s” resident social climbers Alex McCord and her husband Simon van Kempen may have hit the last rung on the social ladder.

An “inside source” tells the New York Daily News that the couple is in danger of being cut from the fourth season of the hit Bravo show.

“Viewers don’t have a positive reaction to them, so they’re easily replaceable at this point,” The Daily News source says.

The insider goes on to say that the couple doesn’t mix well with the other housewives and they’d be OK with seeing Alex and Simon go. The issue is further complicated by reports that Simon, who is often referred to as “the seventh housewife,” wants to be paid the same rate as his female costars. If that’s true, Simon is taking the nickname a little too seriously, huh?

Both van Kempen and Bravo addressed the gossip on Twitter.

]]>tweeted to the New York Daily News that he “is surprised that u would think that casting 4 a show that may or may not air until March 2011 has been made & write about it.” Bravo also responded by tweeting, “The full cast of ‘The Real Housewives of NYC’ IS back for season 3. Let’s watch season 3 before we worry about season 4!” What do you think? Is it time for for Alex and Simon to go?

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