7 'Real Housewives' Who Were Fired From The Show, Because Brandi Glanville Certainly Isn't the First

If you’re a seasoned fan of The Real Housewives, then you probably know by now that it’s best not to get attached to any particular cast member, because, before you know it, they could disappear in a puff of designer smoke. This is similar to what happened with the recent firing of Brandi Glanville, star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Although Glanville says she wasn't fired for being a diva, the fact remains that, when the other housewives return next season, she’ll be a distant foulmouthed, pot-stirring memory, and they’ll be on to bigger, more dramatic storylines (hopefully).

I mean, I totally get it — routine Housewives firings come with the territory, because, in the world of reality TV, drama converts into dollars. Therefore, if you’re a one-woman snoozefest (or it’s a team effort of boredom like the entire cast of RHODC), then Bravo producers have no issue hitting you with a pink slip that basically reads, “See ya! Wouldn’t wanna be ya.”

Luckily, though, Glanville seems to be taking her firing in stride, and perhaps that’s because she’s not alone in the ex-Housewives lineup. Here’s a look at seven other Real Housewives who were fired and why.

Jill Zarin, Real Housewives of New York

This was my exact reaction to Zarin being fired from RHONY . Housewives head honcho Andy Cohen said Zarin was fired because Bravo producers wanted to "shake things up." Best decision ever.

Claudia Jordan, Real Housewives of Atlanta

So, details around Jordan getting fired from RHOA are still developing. She claims she will still be a housewife, but rumor has it that NeNe Leakes had Jordan fired. Hopefully, all this alleged behind-the-scenes drama is enough to secure Jordan's spot, because she was my favorite from Season 7.

Aviva Drescher, Real Housewives of New York

When Drescher threw her fake leg, I thought for sure she'd secured her spot on the next season. Instead, Drescher was fired after skipping two trips with the rest of the cast.

Danielle Staub, Real Housewives of New Jersey

Uh, yeah Danielle — you were pretty much done on arrival. Unfortunately, Staub's legal issues, shady past, and constant fights with the entire cast were no match for Caroline Manzo, who threatened to leave RHONJ if Staub remained on the show.

Alexis Bellino, Real Housewives of Orange County

Unfortunately, she won't be cashing any more Housewives checks. Reportedly, Bellino was fired for not bringing enough drama.

Gretchen Rossi, Real Housewives of Orange County

Yes, life without the Housewives is about as close to Hell on Earth as I can imagine, because I needz my fabricated drama. Sadly, Rossi attempting to stage a proposal from her fiancé Slade Smiley didn't stop Bravo from firing her, along with her bestie-turned-frenemy Bellino.

Adrienne Maloof, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Reportedly, Maloof was fired from RHOBH because she discussed her surrogacy with a magazine before she let Bravo producers in on the details. Given the fact that Maloof generally seemed over this show from jump, this was probably the least devastating Housewives firing in history. All this just goes to show you that individual Housewives may come and go, but the drama is forever.

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