After The Real Housewives of New York reunion part 2, Bethenny Frankel and Michael Rapaport were Andy Cohen’s guests tonight on Watch What Happens Live. Bethenny talked drug accusations, wanting to grab Luann de Lesseps by throat and more. Michael addressed his beef with Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Jacqueline Laurita.
Andy starts off by asking Bethenny if there’s anything she didn’t get a chance to say to Luann at the reunion. “I think her despicable and tragic behavior speaks for itself.” She says that Luann came in with the hope of getting the “stench” off of herself and Bethenny feels like someone came after her with a 2×4. “I was crawling out of a hole that I don’t know why someone dumped me in. It was crazy.”
Bethenny shares that Andy wanted to see a little more of fun and light Bethenny but she couldn’t bring herself to be that when Luann was making such hurtful accusations that could harm a family. She says she was ready to ask Andy to give lie detector tests at that point. She then shares that she expects this type of behavior from Luann. “I’m never surprised by Luann’s behavior being in the toilet bowl.”
Andy asks Michael what he thinks about the cocaine accusations flying. He jokes that it feels like the 70s. And Bethenny chimes in “sweetie, it snows a lot more in New York than it does on any other Housewives city. Trust and believe.” So it looks like Kristen Taekman’s comments about visual cocaine residue weren’t so far-fetched!
Andy lets Michael ask Bethenny any questions he wants. The first question he asks is when she knew she was going to whip out her cell phone and call her boyfriend’s daughter. “In the moment.” She explains that they had moved on to other subjects but she was still reeling in her head and wanted to shut down the nonsense. She admits that she took a risk because his daughter could’ve said that she didn’t want to comment on it. She was not going to let Luann question her character like that.
Michael then asks if she feels that she went too far on the reunion at all and if she felt like in part 2 that everyone was coming at her at once. “I got muddy and bloody this season.” But she says “I’m not a victim in any way. This is who I am and if I’m in a car talking about someone’s home to a friend, I do it honestly. That’s what we do in life, we do things that we wouldn’t always love. And that’s why sometimes I look like crap on the show and that’s real.”
Does she ever think a physical fight could take place? “I said to Andy that if I didn’t have a business, I would’ve grabbed Luann by the throat.” Andy admits that when Bethenny stood up he was concerned. Bethenny admits that she wouldn’t have minded strangling Luann.
Michael and Bethenny agree that the Tom debacle has pretty much gotten John off the hook now. Bethenny jokes “John is like beloved now, it’s crazy.” Bethenny still thinks Andy should send him a fruit basket for giving them a lot of content at the beginning of the season.
Bethenny is still flabbergasted that Luann was all about shooting the messenger and calling Bethenny a terrible person, but forgave Tom for cheating immediately.
Luann Tweeted to Bethenny:
Bethenny says she’s stands by everything she has said about Jules. And she can take the heat for it, she’s fine with it.
A caller asks Bethenny if she’s had any plastic surgery done recently. “I didn’t. I did have my jaw injected with Botox because of TMJ. If you look at pics of me from seven years ago, it’s gradually gotten smaller, to the point that I had to stop and now it actually hurts again.” She says her face has completely changed – the top got bigger and the bottom smaller.
Andy asks Michael what his beef is with Jacqueline Laurita. He says “She’s vicious!” He says after seeing the preview for the next few episodes, his beef is as fan, wondering what she’s doing. “This woman (Teresa) was just in jail now the husband’s going.. leave it alone. Just chill out. It’s vicious.”
Bethenny says she hasn’t met with her mom yet and thinks it’s going to happen this fall, but she’s definitely geared up for it. She says she’s not nervous and that it’s the right thing to do and it’s important.
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