Jules Wainstein may have just been dumped … again.
A source reveals in the latest issue of Us Weekly that the Real Housewives of New York City season 8 rookie, 35, won’t appear in season 9. “Bravo isn’t asking Jules back,” the insider says.
The news comes a week after reports revealed June 15 that Jules’ husband of eight years, Michael, 44, filed for divorce. Since then, the two have been hurling nasty accusations at each other.
Jules’ rep accused venture capitalist Michael of infidelity, claiming he cheated with one of the reality personality’s friends. Then, Michael’s attorney claimed Jules physically attacked her husband in 2012.
Though the vicious back-and-forth might seem like perfect fodder for reality TV, the source claims it wasn’t enough to keep Jules around for another season. Despite opening up about her eating disorder and chaotic home life, says the pal, “she isn’t resonating with viewers.”
And with costar Ramona Singer‘s season 7 split from her husband of 22 years, Mario Singer, still a leading story line, the insider explains, “producers don’t want another divorced woman.”
But there is still hope: A Bravo rep counters, “That is not accurate — the network hasn’t made any decisions about another season or about casting.“
Either way, Singer, 59, thinks change will be good for Wainstein.
“I really believe that in life, one grows from the hardships, and this is definitely a major hardship, but I think she’ll grow from it and be stronger for it,” the Ramona Pinot Grigio founder told Us after the news of Jules’ split broke. “And I respect her a lot, and I think she’s more resilient than she knows.”
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