Dorinda Medley has been fired from The Real Housewives Of New York after six seasons, OK! has learned. But she isn’t the only lady on the chopping block — both Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps are doing everything they can to remain on the reality show.
“The show has gotten too old and stale. What was once fun is now a bunch of rich old white ladies complaining about their lives that most people would kill for. Overall ratings for the series has been steady but numbers in the younger advertiser demo are not good and only getting worse. Ramona is the oldest at 63 [years old] and is fighting for her life on the show,” sources tell OK!.
“Meanwhile, Luann looks like a baby at 55 [years old] compared to Ramona, but it is feared her storyline has come to a natural end and it is time to replace her with new blood too,” the insider adds.
“Luann was demoted from a full-time cast member to being a ‘friend’ on the show once before. After that humiliation, she’s not as scared as Ramona. Outside the show, Luann has her cabaret shows and a life. If she gets fired again, she will be OK,” the source reveals. “It is Ramona everyone is worried about. This show has become Ramona’s entire life, she would be lost without the show and they paycheck. Being on TV is her identity.”
However, a source close to production told OK! “that this was a mutual decision between Dorinda and production.”
On August 25, Medley, 55, announced she would be exiting RHONY after six seasons. “What a journey this has been. I have laughed and cried and tried to Make it Nice,” the blonde beauty captioned a photo of herself while referring to her iconic catchphrase.
“But all things must come to an end,” she continued. “This was a great outlet for me to heal when my late husband Richard passed away. I have met so many interesting people and learned so much about myself, about life and about women along the way.”
Despite getting into tiffs on the show, Medley gave her costars — Singer, de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, and Leah McSweeney — a shout-out. “Thank you to Bravo and NBC for the incredible ride and to my cast mates for constant stimulation and entertainment,” she shared. “I wish you all health, happiness and success. Clip! Dorinda.”
Meanwhile, the only RHONY cast member to wish Medley well so far on Instagram is Singer. “All the same to you,” she wrote after Medley’s announcement.
OK! has reached out to Bravo and de Lesseps’ rep for comment.
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