We've heard rumors for months that Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino have supposedly been fired from Real Housewives of Orange County prior to Season 9, but we had yet to hear an official confirmation. However, we think we just got one.

Tamra BarneyHeather Dubrow, and Vicki Gunvalson were all together in Hawaii this week to start filming Season 9, with Tamra referring to the three of them as the "last three standing."

Now, Tamra and Vicki are being even more direct about the fact that Gretchen is gone, baby, gone.

One of Vicki's Twitter followers wrote to her, "Vicki you got what you wanted.......getting rid of Gretchen and becoming Queen Sheba."

Vicki repsonded to this message by tweeting, "Excuse me?.. I didn't get rid of Gretchen! Bravo did."

Credit: Instagram

So there you have it! Vicki is indeed letting us know that Bravo has given Gretchen her walking papers. In other words, Season 9 is going to be mighty different from the past few.

Meanwhile, Tamra was asked on Twitter by a follower, "Will you and @GretchenRossi ever be friends again? And is she going to be on S9?" to which Tamra replied, "NO & No." Notice the all-caps answer for the first question about them ever being friends again.

This is definitely going to be disappointing news for anyone who was hanging on to that last shred of hope that Gretchen might be back. Frankly, we're still a little surprised that Bravo would want to get rid of her, considering she creates a fair amount of drama for the show.

Are you sad that Gretchen is gone? Or do you think it was the right move?

Source: Vicki on TwitterTamra on Twitter