Andy Cohen is coming clean about some of the more contentious behind-the-scenes "Housewives" exits, including one couple who "went for blood" after they were let go from "The Real Housewives of New York."
In the new book "Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It," the Bravo scion said Alex McCord and her husband, Simon van Kempen, took their firing so hard that they essentially tried to undermine the show.
"[They] went for blood after we didn't pick them up. They became incredible thorns in our side," Andy said in the book, which is authored by Dave Quinn. "Simon left his job and started a website called BravoRatings.com, where he analyzed our ratings. He would live-tweet 'Watch What Happens Live' and troll my guests."
Oddly, Andy kind of admired the dedication of Alex and Simon, who were on the show for the first four seasons.
"It was a brilliant — albeit seemingly time-consuming and not at all profitable — way to try to get under our skin," he said, via the New York Post. "Then Alex starts a vlog where she would critique episodes of 'New York Housewives' and talk about areas where she thought that production had gotten involved. It was unprecedented. I've never seen anything like it since."
Andy, an executive producer of the "Housewives," also touched on Carole Radziwill's unceremonious exit.
The journalist was on the show for six seasons, ending her run in 2018. When Carole left, she posted a cryptic message to Instagram about being forced to do things that were against her "value system." While she didn't name the reality show, it seemed obvious that she was referring to "RHONY."
"Carole's post basically implied that she was leaving a really toxic situation," Andy said in the book. "It really rubbed me the wrong way because I really felt like I had changed her life."
Carole was quoted in the book, too, and she claims "Andy went ballistic" over her social media move, adding that she told him to never contact her again.
For his part, Andy noted, "She is not the person I used to know."