With the season finale of Real Housewives Of New York done we have only the reunion to look forward to. At the center of all the drama is Bethenny Frankel, who concedes she was in “a lot of arguments this season.” But, Bethenny justifies her behaviors by blaming her co-stars who not only try to hide their lives from cameras, but who have come for the Skinnygirl empire!
“You come for me, you’re gonna get the wrath,” Bethenny shrugs. “And that’s what happened this season.”
Luann explains that she’s forgiving Tom D’Agostino’s indiscretion because she loves him. And then lays the blame on her co-stars. Yes, we’re confused, too. Luann writes, “If you can’t forgive someone you love, than who can you forgive? I was very hurt when Bethenny shared with me, after showing the other girls, the photo of Tom at the Regency. It took me some time to pull myself together after the initial shock. My gut reaction was to think about how this looked to my friends and family, and it wasn’t until I had time to think that I began to understand what I was feeling.”
I still think Bethenny had to tell Luann, but I think the way Bethenny did it was calculating and nefarious. I still think Luann is an idiot for putting her heart and dignity on the line for an odious schmuck like Tom, who doesn’t even have the decency to do his bad deeds in secret like every other cheating spouse of a Real Housewife. Even Mario had more discretion – he at least chose some other-rate fitness emporium unfancy enough to meet the demands of Ramona Singer‘s hubris!
Dorinda expresses the difficulty she’s had communicating disagreements with Bethenny. During the times when Dorinda can actually communicate at all, that is! “Sometimes Bethenny talks at you and not talks to you. And I think it is very difficult – you just want to get away from it,” she laments.
While we haven’t seen the full fallout from the scandalous photos yet, as Bravo loves to keep laying out the drama over the course of a few episodes, Bethenny says no way if she had a chance to do it all over. “I think, frankly, that they both are OK with the way that they are living their lives and I wouldn’t do it again. Now, I wouldn’t tell her again.”
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their lives with us. And we would not have it any other way. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite snapshots and selfies from this week. Enjoy.
Bethenny Frankel got tired of her Countess Cut and changed her hair up again! Bethenny stepped out to celebrate her new Skinnygirl Watermelon Lime Margarita and showed off her new darker, shorter haircut. It looks a little Anna Wintour, no?
The Real Housewives of New York star loves to dress to match the occasion (usually in black, white and red to match her Skinnygirl logo) and so she went with shades of watermelon and even accessorized with a watermelon slice clutch. She also accessorized with her permanent sidekick, Carole Radziwill.
Sonja Morgan has had a difficult season of Real Housewives Of New York. She’s struggled with friendships failing, accusations about her drinking, business endeavors, and the blow-up of Luann and Tom in her face, but she won’t let it get her down – after all: while the other girls drown in their misery, Sonja will continue being the sexy J that stirs the drink!
Yet, Sonja admits she’s “disappointed with the girls. I think they need to get their own lives instead of looking at mine. They’re very self-serving.”