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Oh… well… is it time to say goodbye to Gretch & Lex, our low-rent wonder twins? Possibly!

According to Star Magazine, Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino have been fired and not asked to return for the ninth season of Real Housewives of Orange County, which is currently filming

Apparently producers deemed Gretchen "too boring" because her own storyline was, once again, Tamra Barney drama. She staged her engagement to Slade Smiley to try and salvage her relevance, but producers were already over it. Gretchen is currently trying to entice them with a baby storyline

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As for Alexis, Bravo was trying to get rid of her before last season filmed. Alexis even announced she had left the show, but reportedly one of the new additions the producers attempted to bring on bailed last minute and they were desperate to fill the spot so they asked Lex to return promising her a 'friend' (Lydia McLaughlin) and a better edit. It sure worked! 

Unfortunately producers feel Alexis contributed very little this season – pretty much true – and decided to drop her yet again. She recently stated coming back was "up in the air" but all the Housewives play that game every season re-up. 

Tamra, Vicki Gunvalson, Lydia, and Heather Dubrow are already confirmed for the new season and filming now. Lydia was supposedly having second thoughts about doing another season. 

We checked everyone's twitter and saw no mention of RHOC whatsoever and no one has confronted any alleged firing rumors or casting shakeups.

Personally, I think it's BS. Although I relish a Slave-less season (I'm sure he'll find another RHOC lady to latch onto!). I can see them ditching one of these girls in favor of new blood, but not both of them.

My opinion – I see Gretchen being the one given the boot, here's why: 1) no one wants to sit through ANOTHER season of Tamra vs. Gretchen crap. 2) No one wants to sit through another season of Vicki vs. Gretchen crap 3) No one wants to see another season of 'Everyone hates Gretchen' – we saw that for like 3 seasons and it's happening again! 4) No one believes in the Slade love story, nor do they support it or root for the couple, thus negating the viewer draw of a wedding or baby storyline. With Slade's child support issues – solved or not – the idea of him reproducing does not sit well with viewers. 

We'll be checking twitter, etc to see if there's any updates and will keep you posted! 

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