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And now there are three.

Bravo confirmed to Us Magazine on Sunday, September 18, that Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Cindy Barshop, and Kelly Bensimon are not heading back to The Real Housewives of New York City for Season 5.
The network issued a release, stating, "Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and LuAnn DeLesseps will be returning for Season 5 of The Real Housewives of New York City. We've had a fabulous run with all the ladies and appreciate them sharing their lives with our viewers. It is a friendly departure among the other ladies and we continue to have ongoing discussions with them."

Serial attention seeker Simon van Kempen, Alex's husband, threatened dished to The Hollywood Reporter, "Alex and I are sad that it's come to this. We had a great four years. We don't intend for this to be the final time you'll see us on television."

Cindy "Captain Obvious" Barshop spilled to ABC News, "Following the reunion it was clear that the women genuinely didn’t like each other anymore." Shocking.

Sources: Us Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, ABC News