Credit: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images Photo: Andy Cohen Poses with Ramona and Mario Singer

Us Weekly is reporting that Ramona Singer was the force behind Jill Zarin’s sudden departure. A source tells the mag that Ramona “wanted Jill out and her friends in,” but offered no insight into why Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon, and Cindy Barshop also got the axe.

Ramona may guzzle pinot grigio by the gallon, but this pissed-off housewife had a plan to boot Jill from the show.

The source continued, “[Ramona] came to Bravo with a few pals she thought would make good additions. Bravo decided to go with the new girls and not Jill, so Ramona basically ran her off the show.”

But don’t get all Ramotional yet, Housewives fans. The pinot pusher herself insists that she doesn’t wield that much power. She dished to Us, “We can recommend people to come to the show, but it's not my decision.”

Although some fans may be sad to see Zarin go, a source close to Bravo reveals, “Jill caused a lot of problems. Her castmates were upset with her, since she'd tweet all these negative things. Karma's a bitch.”

On the bright side, at least Jill still has Skinnygirl Skweez Couture.

Source: Us Weekly