Are 'Real Housewives of NYC's' Alex McCord and hubby Simon van Kempen out?

Alex-Mccord-Simon-van-Kempen-Real-Housewives-New-York-Bravo-Full.jpgThe word on the street is that " The Real Housewives of New York City's" resident social climbers Alex McCord and her husband Simon van Kempen may have hit the last rung on the social ladder.

An "inside source" tells the New York Daily News that the couple is in danger of being cut from the fourth season of the hit Bravo show.

"Viewers don't have a positive reaction to them, so they're easily replaceable at this point," The Daily News source says.

The insider goes on to say that the couple doesn't mix well with the other housewives and they'd be OK with seeing Alex and Simon go. The issue is further complicated by reports that Simon, who is often referred to as "the seventh housewife," wants to be paid the same rate as his female costars. If that's true, Simon is taking the nickname a little too seriously, huh?

Both van Kempen and Bravo addressed the gossip on Twitter.