Just because Real Housewives of New York is in the off season, it doesn’t mean that the tough times have paused for Bethenny Frankel. The Skinnygirl founder had a a serious health issue to address after discovering that she has a cancerous skin growth on her face.
In an interview with People, Bethenny discussed her basal cell carcinoma diagnosis. She said, “I had a growth on my face that was enlarging. I guessed it to be a basal cell carcinoma and had it lanced and removed.”
Andy pops by Luann‘s place in Sag Harbor after she returned from Switzerland – the place she fled to after the announcement of her split from Tom after just seven months of marriage. She says that she and Tom are in touch and they’re being grown ups about the divorce. She admits, “it’s been tough, it’s been really, really tough.”
Usually the mention of a Real Housewives vacation incites thoughts of grown women fighting over which room they get to sleep in at a mansion, explosive arguments at group dinners, or even a wild turn up. In all honesty, these trips seem more exhausting than relaxing, so it is no surprise that the Housewives seem to be a million times more relaxed when they take vacations in their real lives away from the cast.
Most of the Real Housewives escaped from real life to enjoy the long Labor Day Weekend with their friends and families.
Unlike a lot of the other shows in the Real Housewives franchise, the Real Housewives of New York ladies actually do seem to have a bond when the cameras aren’t rolling. Most of them have even known each other for decades, so they would probably hanging out (and arguing) even if they weren’t on this show.
If it wasn’t for Dorinda Medley (and those three Mexico episodes) the last Real Housewives of New York season would have been a complete snooze fest. She blessed us all with some iconic one-liners and some on point commentary about the other ladies. So many Housewives brag that they “tell it like it is” to a point where it is almost laughable, but Dorinda truly does.
Dorinda has found a way to be on good terms with everyone in the cast (without being boring) so of course she has the scoop and opinion on just about everything that’s going on and that includes their love lives.
Even though Bethenny has never had a problem “telling it like it is” when it comes to her RHONY costars, but she is very private when it comes to her own personal life. So there’s no word on whether she took a solo trip or if she was accompanied by her daughter Bryn Hoppy or her on-again boyfriend Dennis Shields, but she did share a bunch of photos from her vacation.
Say what you will about Bethenny Frankel, but she knows how to get sh*t done. The Real Housewives Of New York star has sprung into action since the devastation of Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and its surrounding areas, rallying business, volunteers, and donations through her organization, B Strong.
So far, Bethenny’s efforts – largely spread through social media outreach – have recruited two hundred volunteers, $80k in donations, and thousands of supplies for disaster relief to those affected by the tragedy. Bethenny has also pledged, herself, to travel to Houston to aid in distribution of gift cards and organize outreach. Her fundraising efforts are geared toward women and families in crisis.