RAMONA Singer and Luann de Lesseps are reportedly “fighting for their lives” to stay on The Real Housewives of New York after Dorinda Medley was “fired.”
The Bravo stars are allegedly begging the network to not give them the axe for “stale” storylines after Dorinda’s shocking exit was announced on Tuesday.
Ramona is reportedly ‘fighting for her life’ to stay on RHONY [/caption]
Luann has already previously been demoted to a friend role once before [/caption]
Dorinda was shockingly ‘fired’ from the Bravo series on Tuesday [/caption]
A source told OK! that RHONY has gotten “too old and stale” with its current cast.
“What was once fun is now a bunch of rich old white ladies complaining about their lives that most people would kill for,” the informant said.
The insider continued: “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 and is fighting for her life on the show.”
Ramona’s ‘whole life’ is reportedly now all about the show [/caption]
The reality star threatened to quit earlier this season in an angry rage [/caption]
An insider said Luann knows her storyline has ‘come to a natural end’[/caption]
The source added: “Meanwhile, Luann looks like a baby at 55 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.
“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 okay.”
However, the source said it’s “Ramona everyone is worried about.”
Ramona has been on the series since season one, while Dorinda has starred for five years[/caption]
A source said that Luann will “be okay” if she gets fired but people are “worried” for Ramona[/caption]
“This show has become Ramona’s entire life, she would be lost without the show and they paycheck. Being on TV is her identity,” the insider concluded.
Yesterday, news broke that Dorinda, 55, will not be returning for her role on the series after reportedly being fired.
According to the Daily Mail, she was informed of the news on Tuesday – just days after the passing of her friend.
A production source told the site: “It’s a big mistake. We’re all surprised as even though she had a tough season, she is a fan favorite who people are rooting for.”
Dorinda confirmed the surprise news that she is no longer a Bravo Housewife[/caption]
The insider added: “Dorinda was the only housewife left who owns both her own apartment in New York City alongside a second home in the country. You watch, this is an error that they will regret.”
Dorinda confirmed her exit on Instagram with an emotional note: “What a journey this has been. I have laughed and cried and tried to Make it Nice… But all things must come to an end.”
“This was a great outlet for me to heal when my late husband Richard passed away.
This season has been criticized for the amount of drinking and fighting that was aired [/caption]
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“I have met so many interesting people and learned so much about myself, about life and about women along the way.
“Thank you to Bravo and NBC for the incredible ride and to my castmates for constant stimulation and entertainment. I wish you all health, happiness and success. Clip!”
The Berkshires native has since received support from past and previous cast mates – including Leah McSweeney, Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill.
In 2014, Dorinda joined the cast for season 7 following the death of her husband Richard, a former government power broker.