Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Alex McCord Questions Why Former 'RHONY' Co-Stars Would 'Give Up' Kids, Husband for 'Crazy Women'
She was one of the controversial stars of The Real Housewives of New York before being unceremoniously fired in 2011 after four successful seasons.

But these days, Alex McCord and her Australian husband Simon Van Kempen are living a much quieter life away from the spotlight, trading in the bright lights of the Big Apple for Byron Bay.

During a rare public appearance on morning show Sunrise this week, the 42-year-old insisted she's much happier away from the reality series, stating: 'All the women who stayed on the show have lost their marriages and their family.'

She boldly added: 'Why would you ever give up your children and your husband for crazy women?'

Alex, who was previously fixated on climbing the social ladder in New York and even once declared she didn't 'ever want to live in the suburbs', now insists she's content in a small town.

'We’re now five minutes from all of Simon’s family,' she explained, adding that his siblings also relocated from around the globe to move back to where they grew up in recent years.

'I’m so happy we’re here,' Alex says. 

Alex now lives worlds away from the bright lights of New York City in a stunning two-story rural home with a pool and picturesque views of the Australian countryside.

She resides there with husband Simon and their two children, Francois and Johan. 

Simon said it's been a 'massive change' for their sons, but he's happy they are now surrounded by extended family.   

The former model is now studying psychology, while Simon runs his own law firm in Tweed Heads. (Alex says her experience on the show is good 'fodder' for her studies.)

They recently celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary.