McCord moved her family to Australian to be near her husband's extended family
Alex McCord
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Alex McCord is not missing the Big Apple.

The former Real Housewives of New York City cast member has been living in Australia with her husband, Simon van Kempen, and sons Francois and Johan for nearly two years – and she’s loving every minute out of the limelight.

McCord, 42, made a rare appearance on the Australian morning show Sunrise this week to talk about her new life free from cameras.

“All the women who stated on the show have lost their marriages and their family,” she said of her former RHONY cast mates, according to the Daily Mail. “Why would you ever give up your children and your husband for crazy women?”

McCord, who was fired from the Bravo reality show after its fourth season, points out that she is still happily married to van Kempen while some other remaining cast members, including LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Bethenny Frankel, have since divorced.

Although the move Down Under was a “massive change” for her sons, McCord made the sacrifice to be closer to her husband’s family (van Kempen’s siblings also recently relocated to their homeland).

McCord is studying psychology while her husband runs his own law firm.

Says McCord: “I’m so happy we’re here.”

The Real Housewives of New York City airs Wednesdays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo.