Bethenny finally found a worthy adversary and Carole is not backing down. Carole answered every Bethenny-related question that came her way during last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live.
It was a night of joy and pain on the Real Housewives of New York, with the ladies visiting a prison boot camp, Luann de Lesseps returning from rehab, and Bethenny Frankel reuniting with long time enemy, Jill Zarin, after the tragic passing of her husband, Bobby. The laughs and tears were intense, and I’ll openly admit that I shared both as a viewer. In fact, I might have cried so hard my left contact popped out (theoretically…) because the tenderness in last night’s opening 12 minutes was truly a thing of beauty.
We begin on the day of Bobby’s funeral. Ramona Singer and Dorinda Medley are on the way there, with Ramona explaining that she visited Bobby as soon as she found out he was sick again. Dorinda feels like losing Bobby is a loss for the world; she loved him. When Bethenny heard from Sonja Morgan that Bobby had passed away, she chartered a private plane from Aspen to come be by Jill’s side. Nothing – not even a long-standing reality TV feud – could stand in the way of this moment.
It seems like (almost) every Housewife is turning on Bethenny Frankel this season on Real Housewives of New York. Most of the ladies have reached a breaking point and I don’t blame them. From the constant Skinnygirl promotion to the condescending comments, it seems like a lot to take on.
Then again, they are all paid to hang out, so I don’t feel that bad for anyone in this social circle. Plus, now we are blessed with some hilarious Bethenny-inspired shade from Dorinda Medley.
This week most of your favorite (and even some of your least favorite) reality TV stars were all about the family time and shared lots of photos on Instagram.
Even with all of the drama on screen and off, Southern Charm stars Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel came together as parents to support their daughter. Now I just can’t help wondering who took that family photo? Was it Ashley Jacobs?
Not only is Carole standing up to her former BFF during the episodes, but she is also eviscerating the self-proclaimed Queen B online every week when a new episode airs. The Season 10 reunion is going to be insane. Carole and Bethenny will be on opposite couches for the first time in a while and Carole has definitely earned that first chair next to Andy Cohen.
You know what time it is. Time for Luann de Lesseps’ apology tour, circa January 2018. Right on the heels of her Palm Beach arrest, the Real Housewives Of New York are left picking up the pieces (and the pettiness) of the tabloid drama unfolding before them. And you know, it’s kind of nice to see how the cast (with the exception of Tinsley Mortimer) closes ranks to support Luann, despite their trivial issues. It’s kind of like sisters who fight to the death behind closed doors but present a united front when one of them is attacked by an outsider. Or it’s mobster mentality. Either way, I’m down with it!
Two weeks after Luann’s arrest, she’s in rehab and the rest of the Real Housewives of New York ladies are calling each other to get their stories straight. Was Luann drunk? Um…yup. Did she hit a cop? That would be an affirmative. But surely she didn’t break out of handcuffs and attempt to escape the vehicle?!? Ah, yes. Yes, she did! Indeed, the former countess decided to throw our dear Dorinda Medley a bone and help erase the memory of Bethenny Frankel accusing her of being a drunk once and for all. Because Now poor Lu holds that official title. So says the judge, at least.
This Real Housewives of New York season is a tough one for Luann de Lesseps and Bethenny Frankel. Luann is recovering from a very public divorce, getting arrested, and going to rehab. Bethenny is finally getting challenged as the self-proclaimed “Queen B.”
Ramona Singer told Bethenny that she “doesn’t support other women” in that instantly iconic phone call while she was walking her dog. Carole Radziwill has been putting Bethenny in her place episode after episode. Bethenny and Luann will have to answer some tough questions when that reunion comes around.
A lot of your favorite reality TV stars enjoyed their Monday off for Memorial Day. Many of them shared photos hanging out with family and friends and sweet sentiments honoring the troops in their captions.