Alex McCord

Alex defends Simon and calls out the other ladies hypocrisy -- including LuAnn's hives.

on Aug 1, 20110

The hypocrisy was so thick tonight you could choke on it. I am continually amused that Kelly gets to meddle on Jill’s behalf, Jill gets to meddle on LuAnn’s behalf, Sonja gets to meddle on Ramona’s behalf and LuAnn gets to meddle in between anyone at any time, for any reason. All that is considered perfectly appropriate, but any time I ever stick up for anyone, or make a comment about events I witnessed, everyone with brown hair thinks I should be quiet. That is a double standard, but coming from them it doesn't surprise me.

The most hilarious attempt at a shutdown tonight has to be "Stop it, small children are watching." Name calling and cursing are apparently fine fodder for small ears, but a differing opinion is not? Regardless, I seriously hope small children are not watching -- this is television for mature audiences. Our kids only see Simon's webisodes, and only when they are in them.

It was hard to watch, at times, because everyone kept shouting over everyone else. Watching tonight's episode gave me a headache. During the second half of filming, I decided not to speak unless I absolutely had to, because when everyone is talking at the same time, all you hear is noise. One thing is certain, if I were interested at all in climbing that mysterious social ladder, I'd aim higher than this lot.

Interesting that LuAnn broke out in hives when she was on the hot seat. She rarely broke her condescending tone of voice, but her chest told a different story. Kelly didn't get offended when she did, nor did she lecture LuAnn to stop being red.

I continue to be amazed that LuAnn maintains she has never made a dig at me. That is exactly what she did, all season, both to me in person, on her blogs, and (although she denied it) to others as well. Maybe she had too much champagne during lunch at the Pierre and forgot that she slammed me, and yes, nasty comments made in interviews do count as digs. LuAnn needs to take a closer look at her book, and if there are chapters she doesn't understand -- perhaps it’s time to schedule coffee with her co-writer for a refresher.

301 comments
Trisha4
Trisha4

In Europe Series 4 started a couple of days ago. I've watched previous series and all the housewives are interesting individually but you seem the most grounded and sensible.

R Housewife
R Housewife

Alex, As many other women, I feel I actually knew both you and Simon. I was glad you finally found your voice and found it refreshing. Best wishes to you and your family.

scratch
scratch

Alex, you keep forgetting what a good person you are, how open minded you are, and classy, don't forget that. I admire how hard you are willing to fight for what you believe. You know darned well that you are above those catty, narrow minded, phony baloney people. The "countess" really...seriously, do you need to be "friends" with those people? Alex, You are above them, so far above them in every way. Please don't make me watch another minute of you and Kelly. She is one big crying weeping waa waa like a baby, her most famous words to you is "sshh Alex sshh", even with LuAnn to back her up and she still says sshh, this is how she debates an issue, she's like a dumb blond but brown hair. Alex she is a waste of your time, no substance to her. Alex you are an awesome woman, you can stand alone and shine. When Simon stands with you, the light is blinding, and i'm not sh--ting you either. If doing this reality crap tv is going to make you sad and miserable then "F-it" ya know? Final thought, if my husband had been anything like Simon, he would still be around.

A Fan
A Fan

Sorry to see you go, but on to bigger and BETTER things. You need a forum where people allow you to speak.

pill
pill

You are a nice person.... I wish you all the best in life. They are not nice and their childish behavior will kill off RHNYC...

Michelle.A.Lord
Michelle.A.Lord

Alex, thank you for fighting the good fight for so many seasons. You were obviously an intelligent and genuine person forced to confront the same high school antics so many of us endured as young women. How sad that someone LuAnn's age conducted herself in a manner befitting a sixteen year old catty stuck up snob. It pained me to watch her treat you as if you were a lower life form, not fit to breathe the same air. Thank you for inspiring me to embrace my intelligence and hold my head high when put in similar situations. I only wish I could have been in Morocco to back you up since no one else felt the need to correct the abhorrent behavior of a woman who claims to pride herself on good manners. Best of luck to you and Simon in the future.

KR
KR

Alex, I will truly miss watching you on the RH-NYC. (I'm happy to know that Ramona is still on the show. She made a concerted effort to improve poor behavior from past seasons and became a kinder, softer, caring Ramona, without losing the spark and edge we love).

From the first day you started until the final day of filming you remained the only truly honest, intelligent, open minded, rational woman on the show. Even in an argument or a confrontation you handled yourself with true class. You are not about name calling or tearing someone apart. The other women appear to relish in gossip, name calling, lying and manipulation. They all come on to the show smelling like roses but end up exposing their many thorns. : ) Watching all the confrontations and drama was unsettling at times, especially "scary island" with the delusional, birdbrain Kelly bullying everyone else and pretending to be the victim. It was painful to watch as Kelly picked on everyone without expecting retaliation.

I hope all these women review the their arguments from past episodes again. If they have any common sense at all they will realize how ugly they appeared by being jealous, competitive, and vindictive. "Bravo" to you and your husband for making it through to the end of each season holding on to your integrity and positive, upbeat attitudes. You are a beautiful, amazing woman, wife and mother in every way and you have been an inspiration to many of us. I wish you the very best (and I'm not the jealous type - I admire successful, deserving women - we need more of you out there !)

dawn10
dawn10

Dear Alex,

Can't believe you won't be in the show anymore! The other's are complete idiots! I love and adore your character, sense of what is right and wrong. Your husband is totally free! You both have charm and grace. I don't know what is wrong with this show to let you go. I'm not watching this show any longer!

Mrs. Soup
Mrs. Soup

Alex-

Wish you were on the show. I don't know that I'll watch this season. Hope all is well.

cactusrose
cactusrose

I stopped watching this show because Jill and her followers were always so mean to you and Bethenny. I will miss you but am really glad you are out of that mess and I am sure you feel like a burden has been lifted. You and Simon deserve a medal never have I see such mean people in my life. Good luck on your new venture.

Person62860
Person62860

I missed that LuAnn broke out in hives! If that isn't hilarious! But of course crazy Kelly wouldn't have criticized LuAnn, she's too far up her rear end. I thought you handled the conflict with class and were reasonable but frankly, when dealing with crazy people, being reasonable doesn't work.

Person62860
Person62860

Alex, you never belonged on this show. Those other women are CRAZY! You were like a breath of fresh air and I can not believe Bravo is replacing you. That nasty LuAnn needs to go!

biggiggyfan
biggiggyfan

You're so full of rage. IMO, you got triggered and directed all your anger that you didn't feel safe confronting to those who really hurt you. And you'd ack like such a victim though and it was so painful to watch you lash out and over react. Glad I don't have to watch you anymore. Phew.

Diana Esposito
Diana Esposito

I am a native New Yorker, born and raised here, raised my family here and absolutely loved you and your family on the show. I am saddened that you, Alex, will not be on the show anymore. I think that your friendship with Jill was sabotaged by LuAnn, just as Bethanny's relationship was ruined by LuAnn. I am unsure that I will be watching the show in the future as I feel that Kelly is boring and represents no one in NY and LuAnn's deceptive and manipulative character is intolerable. I find Sonja and Ramona to be funny, sensitive, caring strong yet vulnerable and consider them and you like my own friends and family. I used to feel that way about Jill until LuAnn sunk her claws in Jill's soul and shredded her friendship with Bethanny. Jill should be very careful with LuAnn. Still, I have a place in my heart for Jill, as I remeber when she offered to help you and Simon with getting your children into a good school in your first season. She didn't have to offer. Had she not brought you on the show We your fans would never have met you so I am grateful to her for that. Thanks for being part of our lives and all the best in your future endeavors. Maybe we'll see you on a Bethanny episode. Thank would be great!

Bexntx
Bexntx

Alex, can you tell me how I can get my hands on one of those FEED totes that you had or the feed camisole? I would like to know who made it and how I can find one. I think you were wonderful on the show and can hold your head up very high. You are clearly a very classy woman who has an amazing marriage and precious children. You've been an inspiration. Be blessed in future endeavors.

aprilray
aprilray

Sad to see you go Alex!

I think you did the best you could standing up for yourself against the high school click who were so easy to point out every little thing that you did including your hives and redness. Since when was it cool to start poking fun of someones anxiety issues? It sure wasn't when Kelly went crazy looney in season three.

Keep working hard and don't ever let the mean girls knock you down.

cheryl richards
cheryl richards

ALEX UR ONE OF MY FAVS.. GO GET THAT LUAANN I HATE HER. SHES A BITCH TO U AND YOUR FAMILY..XX

vicky-t2006
vicky-t2006

ALEX, i just love you and Simon, but you didn t have a chance against luann, jill, and kelly...seems anytime you tried to talk to them, to try to settle anything, you were just sooooo bullied, and talked over, that you were left with a stunned look on your face, and nothing was gained or fixed...i ll miss you both very much, i ll continue watching the show, simply because i also love ramona and sonya...the blondes rocked...good luck on anything that you both do

Aussie JAK
Aussie JAK

OMG We all love you and Simon, I can no longer watch as you and Beathany are not part of this show.... Good luck with your new business line - we wish you well. ...C`mon Bravo bring them back on

Lynn Autumn
Lynn Autumn

Alex, I don't usually read the blogs, or participate, beyond "musing" during the Real Housewife shows, but I want to let you know that I appreciated your input on the RHNY and I'm disappointed you're not being "renewed." Is there somewhere we can vote on this, as Andy Cohen or Bravo to change their minds re your appearing in the series?

Frankly, I feel Bravo made the right decision re Kelly, Cindy and Jill. I don't understand why you were included, however! :( Perhaps you were the "sacrificial blonde?"

Best wishes to you and your family for a happy new year!

merriberries
merriberries

I hope they reconsider you, I really hope to see u on the new season

Victoria from Australia
Victoria from Australia

hey Alex,

All the best to you Simon and the boys for the future. Love the way you have decorated your home...you and Simon should do a home makeover show. You were the only "real" housewife of New York. They should call the next series the Shallow Manhattan Project...I wouldn't want to share a lunch with anyone of them !

sissyhippo
sissyhippo

Alex this is the end for me I loved you on the show to me you and Ramona was the show. now if you want to take off someone let's start with Luann I would keep all the other ladys but LuAnn has to go. it makes me sick to know you will not be there and that cow with no class is still there and I would have to listen to her voice talk about nothings. she is so full of stuff and you know I want to say something else. I will miss you and Simon but this is the end for me. With much love sissy

Humble Pie
Humble Pie

I'm so upset that your off the show. I really like you and your hubby. I admire your integrity, especially with your dealings with Luanne and Kelley. They could learn a thing or two about class and tact from you. Good luck with your future endeavors!!!!

Kerryoz1
Kerryoz1

Hey Alex, I just wanted to say that the countess could learn how to be classy from you. Class is about how you handle yourself. Hold your head high your a true and loyal friend. LuAnn is a coward, Kelly is annoying and Jill well Jill - is a liar and a backstabber. All the very best.

lologirll515
lologirll515

Alex, I really liked you on the show. I thought you were an amazing, true friend. Jill is just unhappy with herself. Don't let her bug you! I'm sad that your off the show:((( stay awesome!

Honest Amy
Honest Amy

Alex , So sad to see you leave the show . I was so pleased you "found you're voice" . You and Ramona made that show . I wish you the best of luck in you're future endeavors . If there was anyone in that show who was the epitamy of class it would be you . Best of luck . xx

Crystal Claire
Crystal Claire

I have like you more and more each year and will miss you - good luck with your future.

Maite
Maite

Hi Alex, I love you and Simmon, he is owesome. Good luck

Maura o'      donnell
Maura o' donnell

Alex is so polite and how she does not punch those brunettes on the nose is beyond me, Cindy has no manners at all Luu ann ought to think about who she has as friends........

Viewer in the UK
Viewer in the UK

I'm a UK viewer and just wanted to say you handled these grotesque idiotic women with dignity - real courage under fire.

Especially during the season 4 reunion show. The dark haired bimbo's could do with taking a leaf out of your book. Seriously, it was like being back at school watching them constantly undermine and pathetically bully you especially Jill's feeble minded guard dog Kelly, who to can't string a coherent sentence together unless someone was holding flash cards and mouthing the words for her. I feel Kelly is very very envious of your obviously loving relationship with Simon.

Jill is manipulative but she's not as clever as you think she is...seriously I've met her type before, so don't over estimate her intelligence.

I think the most manipulative person is Luann she is a real psychological terrorist, delusional but she seems to forgets she is the 4th wife who married into a very minor french family- she nothing special and it's doubtful she would be welcomed or acknowledge in REAL french society. She would be considered very vulgar-which she is.

All in all it's a shame your contract was not renewed but in a way I'm glad because you too intelligent to be forced to hang around with such morons.

all the best in the future.

ps. loved your comment describing Luann as a 'thug in a cocktail dress'. Inspired and very funny.

Elaine in the U.K.
Elaine in the U.K.

Dear Alex and Simon, will miss you both so much on the show as you are the most grounded and loving couple on there. I truly believe the other women are very jealous of your close and genuine relationship. They behave like a group of silly teenage girls and are incredibly rude. I doubt very much whether I will watch the next series as I can't bear to watch the insufferable Luann with her classless airs and graces. Having said that, I hope that you and Simon have endless happiness and success in everything you do. Good luck!

Lea H. Johnson
Lea H. Johnson

Alex, I do enjoyed watching you and definitely prefers the blonde to the brunnettes. As for Kelly do not worry about her because she is just a low life and is jealous of you. Of all the ladies (I would not call all of them ladies) you are the most classy. Way classy than LuAnn. I was shouting at the TV when watching the second part of the reunion. I was glad when Romona told the brunnettes to stop bullying you and that was what they are bullies. Jill is still as nasty and vivious as ever, she will never change. They do not follow what they preach. Jill and Kelly were really going for you but they just show their true self and looked more stupid of TV. Kelly is definitely mad, she forgets most of the things she had said and was very childish on the day as always. It was good you showed them that you have class and way better than them. I just think they are jealous of you. Stay with Romona and Sonja. They are lovely and like having fun. Jill is a bitter person and does not like other people doing well. Bethanny was right to disassociated herself from her.

Sherri Brawn
Sherri Brawn

Hi Alex: First , and foremost I have to tell you that I think that out of all the housewives YOU are the most stable, and honest of the bunch! I am amazed at how you are able to carry yourself in a ladylike manner at all times when dealing with these "thugs in cocktail dresses", because I ceratainly couldn't. Take pride in knowing that you are doing the "right" thing at all times, and I for one am proud of your down to earth way in handling everything that comes at you while dealing with these women........ Sherri B

Kath UK
Kath UK

I have never done this before but I really feel I would like to let you know that I think you are one of the most a gracious persons I have come across on TV, the cat fighting and back biting that goes on, on the show is a disgrace but above all that you manage to keep your calm, don't you worry about the flushes of frustration that occurs it shows to me that you are a genuine person, I also must say I think you and Simon have a nice life and good kids good luck and god bless to you and your family for your future

IIWR
IIWR

I have just read your blog. It seems you find it hard to say anything positive - except about yourself and Simon. You can dish the negative - appearing to be blissfully unaware of the irony.

Glad there is a change of faces. Watching Simon try to be cool is a squirm on the sofa moment. He seems to occupy a parallel universe which is out of step to our one and loving his moment of fame. You were so busy trying to convince us how nice you are, it was always about reaction / defensive positions. You and Simon are rather boring and certainly not compelling enough to follow or see in a new season. There is always the outside chance you are not always in the right.

Good luck in your ventures.

frances hayes
frances hayes

hi,alex you and bethany who i loved are the only normal people in the show ,the others r back stabbing woman kelly needs treatment ,luane needs to climb down of her soap box romano well wat can i say but tape her mouth up ,and jill snake ,cindy she is nice sonya an older woman wishing fore her life back arent we all haaa ,alex you stay as you are i wud have you and bethany fore my friends any day ,your kids are gawjuss your home and lifestyle with your husband there jelouse of you but hey here in the u,k i just love to wach becouse if i was in the other womans company there would of been hair pulling and teeth missing before now ,do not let them talk over you especialy kelly grrrrr take care ,,,,,,,,,

Brit Viewer
Brit Viewer

Alex I have to admire how you controlled yourself with some of these ladies, particularly Kelly. Unfortunately she is so far in her own head that watching her I get the impression she has a completely different sense of reality to anyone else. She seems to constantly say whatever she wants to whoever she wants and then blocks any reply, she just isn't listening. That must be so frustrating!

lois hapi
lois hapi

Alex: From the beginning what resonates deeply with me is that you and Simon have what the screaming meemees do not - not now, not before, not ever - a genuine loving and respectful relationship. Coupled with class it sets you apart and apart is where you must stay. Jealousy is always stalking you and that you have kept your cool is nothing short of high intellectual integrity. Without your presence I could not watch. Whatever you both were doing before the show, keep doing please do not lose sight. There is nothing more the flesh eaters would enjoy more is to divide and devour. Your honesty is refreshing along with your commentary - if I recall there was some reference to being "seen" socially - be proud you said it - again, the integrity of your intellect includes self awareness, self deprecatin g humour and a discerning perspective. Next to you and Simon I enjoy Bethany - something about her grows on me - she too possesses a self awareness sadly lacking with the others - Ramona I also enjoy and appreciate. There is depth, if not intellectual, the emotional and spiritual make up of these two make up for what is lacking in worldliness. Wishing you both nothing but the best outcome from all this show has brought into your lives. Sincerely, lois, Canada.

Middle aged  housewife from UK
Middle aged housewife from UK

Hi Alex - My neice got me hooked on the programme as I would not normally watch a show like this. The episode that I first saw was when you and Simon were out of favour with Ramona due to what I understand was a degree of photographic nakedness. You had just come back from holiday and your house was still a building site so you decamped to a tiny bedroom. Don't know how you stood that with two young boys but testiment to the both of you, you seemed to handle it well. Any way I could not believe that there existed people in the world that were quite as self absorbed as all of you seemed to be. At first you and Simon were my least favourite but as the seasons went on (my guilty viewing pleasure, please don't ever take it away!) I started to like you and Simon more (the red trousers did it for me!) I realise that actually you are quite shy but your self conciousness (if that is what it was) came across as smug. What totally turned it around was how good and loyal to Bethany you were despite the BS that you were obviously going to get. You and Romona are my favourites. There is not a mean bone in either of you, and because it is not natural for you to be horrible to other people you get a little lost when you have to stand up to them, Ramona lashes out, and you try to treat the others with dignity and respect by being assertive and not agressive when telling them how you feel. They know how to play a dirty game that you are too nice to be involved in. I am glad you don't have to put up with them any more although I will be sad not to see you on the show. I want you to know that when you spoke of your Father's illness, in the tent in Marrachech, they should have given you a hug because if one of them had said it a big fuss would have been made.

Stay nice and have a happy and fulfilled life. Thank you for being on the show and giving me the opportunity to know you better.

Connie Smith
Connie Smith

Hi Alex and Simon, I think that you and Simon are the most down to earth couple out of all the housewives. Being a fellow Aussie I understand Simon quite well because we do, do things differently down under. I have relationships with my husbands friends which I have to deal with, he never stands in for me. The only thing negative that I will say is that at any time if my husband was bad mouthing or being nasty to my friends, I would definitely tell him to stick a cork in it and deal with it privately and not in a public arena...hell even said an email. Money seems to do strange things to people, especially women, it seems to give them an elevated sense of propriety over others, when in actual fact they are no different to anyone else - they love, laugh, cry and get mad like the rest of us.

beeviv
beeviv

Hi Alex. I think you and simon are great. I`m in England and have connections and status. I just tried to blog Sonja or sonya as we spell here, and my comments of her were not allowed as i critised her. She is the lowest class ever but i think you would be perfect and so welcome here. I`m sure you wouldn`t be so insular as to block my comment

Susanh
Susanh

It's a shame you're off the show, Alex, because I will sorely miss you as I know so many others will as well. Bravo made a huge mistake by continuing with Luann who is the height of hypcrosy. Why aren't you not supposed to stick up for your friends and stand behind them, but Luann is? Can't understand that! Luann is cringeworthy with her "holy-than-thou" attitude and inability to let another finish their sentences. And, that's ALL the time! Actually Luann sinks lower than almost everyone else. I wish so much that you could have come back with pithier comments during the reunion shows, but, as a human being and pretty sensitive, I can truly understand how difficult that is to do when faced with not-so-nice women who are louder, nastier and quicker with awful comments than you are. You would be a good friend of mine should I have had the fortune of meeting you and Simon and the chums.

MissPenni
MissPenni

Alex, I just watched Series 4 episode 11, where you and Lu Ann faced off re the Morrocan tiff, and I was so frustrated it prompted me to search for somewhere I could air my Grumble....I've never done this before so I think that in itself speaks volumes for how much Lu Ann pisses me off!!!!

You approached Lu Ann in such a mature and level headed manner and she as always was smarmy, condescending and down right RUDE by refusing to listen instead talking over you with her DARLING....DARLING B.S.

She is a joke and such a hypocrite, in my opinion she was one of the main reasons Jill and Beth never reconciled because of her meddling and two faced bitchiness...who is she to say it's none of your business to get involved in Ramona and Her's situation?!?!?!?

If she actually shut up and listened she might have realised that your coffee catch up was actually you trying to air your gripe about the way she treated YOU not about Ramona.!!!

She is CLASSLESS and I really hope Louis Vuitton sabotage her in some way and never lets her wear their label.

Keep keeping it real Alex.

I'm a fello Aussie like your Hubby and think you and your family are great!!!! xoxo

efi.b
efi.b

i live in england and we are nearly at the end of season 3,alex in the first season i must admit that i warmed to the other housewives quicker but as ive gone from season to season and watched how these woman conduct thenm selves,being snidey to each other and then smiling in each others faces is one of the worst traits anyone can posses.your the only lady with integratey.i wish you all thje best for your future xxx

UK housewive fan
UK housewive fan

I just finished watching season 3 and loved this show very much. After reading the blogs I learned that Alex has been axed from seasonn 5. I can't believe it. She was my favorite and her hubby is the most most entertaining out of all the housewives shows. Both had come a long way since season one, so I will certainly miss them the most. I guess it would be great to see other wives interact with each other.

Viewer1960
Viewer1960

So glad you are not coming back Alex. No one has ever gotten me so disgusted and mad like you. I am just sorry that Jill is not coming back. Always enjoyed watching her

SidewaysFrog
SidewaysFrog

PROs: You won't be back CONs: Ramona will Nuff said!

Alycat9705
Alycat9705

Glad you are off the show, Alex, but I still won't be watching. Without Jill, there is no show.