Bethenny Frankel left the Real Housewives of New York way back in 2010 after the third season and just months before she gave birth to her daughter Bryn. At the time, Bethenny was not done with Bravo or reality TV, as cameras rolled when she gave birth, got married and launched her multi-million dollar empire.
But when Bethenny walked away from her Bravo spin-offs and launched her own talk show, we assumed that she was done with reality TV for good. Or was she?
Before she stopped by Watch What Happens Live, LuAnn was in The Village earlier in the night and shared with Andy that her co-stars were less than gracious. “Tonight we were at the Arts Club down in the village and they were at this party and I was told that they wanted to sit at another table rather than be at the same table with me. Love it, that’s fine. It’s cool. ” LuAnn laughed the whole thing off, naturally.
Andy asked, “did Ramona play dumb when she saw you?” LuAnn replied sarcastically “No, she is always soo very nice.” She added, “She tried to organize a little bit before. You know how shifty Ramona is. She is very shifty.”
Never one to shy away from the truth, Bethenny opened up about her new book, the possibility of a return to the show that made her famous, Scary Island, fake housewives and her surprising connection to Aviva Drescher.
After liquidating (or having a trustee liquidate?) her wild-boar infested St. Tropez property, and attempting to sell her Colorado home, Sonja is now desperately trying to hang onto her NYC town home without selling it to satisfy her multi-million dollar judgement.
Now, Aviva has been accused of being fake by her castmates — and most viewers — last season, but her marriage seemed pretty strong and healthy. So what reasons would she have to appear on a show where couples go through exercises and drills to help improve marriages?
Nobody likes a borrower who tries to be a keeper! Case in point: Aviva Drescher who is being sued when she borrowed art work and decided it looked too pretty to let go of!
Remember how Aviva held an art viewing party at her brand new NYC townhouse? The apartment she purportedly rented solely for the purpose of filming for Real Housewives Of New York because the co-op board at her real apartment wouldn’t allow Bravo cameras on the premises. Well anyway, Aviva fancies herself a bit of an amateur curator and went on to install other works of borrowed art! But now she likes them so much she wants to keep some of them without paying!
Matthew Satz, a Hamptons-based artist, filed a suit against Aviva for $620,500. In June 2013, Satz says he loaned Aviva 5 paintings and hung them in her Upper West Side apartment in exchange for “some exposure” presumably of the RHONY kind and now he wants his artwork back.