It’s been some time since we checked in on Real Housewives of New York City alum Alex McCord and husband Simon van Kempen. Everyone’s favorite Brooklyn couple now lives even farther from Manhattan —actually, halfway around the world — after moving to Australia last year. Since their departure from the show, there’s been a serious lack of male figures to steal the ladies’ shine. (And a serious lack of hot pants.) In the name of nostalgia, we're celebrating our favorite Simon moments. Enjoy!
Who can forget Simon’s dedication to his appearance? He loved shopping and getting dressed up almost as much as his wife did.
But don’t get it twisted—it doesn’t mean that he’s gay.
In fact, Alex and Simon never shied away from packing on the PDA.
Remember when Simon surprised Alex with some special lingerie?
We'd say it worked out pretty well for him.
Simon was less than pleased with Luann’s earliest performances…
But that’s probably because he thought he could do it better.
Who can forget his ode to the Housewives, "I’m Real"?
We’re definitely feeling the heat of that fierce ditty!
We miss you, Simon. No one can replicate your shine.