I think most of us can agree that it’s about darn time that Bethenny Frankel used some of her bajillions of dollars to enlist some public relations help in regard to her image. The once former, now returning, Real Housewives of New York star has always been a polarizing force in her spin-offs, her contentious divorce, a short-lived daytime talk show, and just her personal life in general.
After bidding farewell to the reality show that made her a household name, the skinny liquor maven is returning in the upcoming season, but Bethenny has hired some help in hopes of making herself more likable to viewers. How does one get that job?
Mario was getting very busy in the Hamptons, according to Patti, a close friend of Jill Zarin‘s, who reveals she’s seen Mario on the prowl and chalks up his indiscretions to a mid-life crisis. Last night while appearing on WWHL, Patti was asked about Mario and Ramona’s 20-year marriage, and Patti had a lot to say.
“I think it’s great that Bethenny came back,” the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star explained on WWHL’s After Show. “It’s hard when you keep changing the recipe, and I’m curious – I wanna know what everyone’s doing from when I started to watch the show.”
Andy starts right out by sharing that Bethenny is coming back to the show at a time in her life when she’s suffering from two huge failures – of her marriage and her talk show. Ouch. She says “Yes. I don’t really view them as failures. I don’t think of them that way. I don’t think of them as successes, don’t get it twisted, but I don’t think of them that way. I think of them as experiences. And I really can’t compare the two, they’re very different experiences.”
Ramona Singer is single and officially on the mingle! Since deciding to file for divorce from Mario Singer after years of his infidelities, Ramona has a new lease on life – and love! “I’m definitely out there more – and I’m having fun,” she gushed.
The new season of Real Housewives Of New York will chronicle Ramona dealing with divorce, including her painfully coming to terms with Mario’s affair after a 20-year-marriage. Especially since, if you recall, the last time Bethenny Frankel was a Housewife Ramona and Mario renewed their vows to stave off that 17-year itch!
Freed from Mario, Pinot Fabulous has come out of her shell and Ramona’s social life has gotten more turtle-timey than ever. “I have a lot of friends,” she shares candidly, with accompanying crazy eyes – and now life is all about fun! “I embrace all of their warmth and they embrace me. Life is good!” Is Ramona gonna get one of those “Life Is Good” T-shirts? Life Is Good: Divorce! Life Is Good: Pinot! Life Is Good: Friends With Benefits! Life Is Good: Turtle Time
Socialite Dorinda Medley is the newest Housewife on Real Housewives Of New York in a season that promises tons of ups and downs. The long-time Upper East Side resident warns that she “loves” a good argument and isn’t afraid of drama, or being herself.
Dorinda, a close friend of Ramona Singer, explains that although she’s the new Housewife, she’s very familiar with the way these girls roll! “I know these girls. I know their world. I’ve even done a few cameos,” explains Dorinda.
“So I thought, why not give it a try and see if it is something that suits me? I live on the Upper East Side, and it’s a small fishbowl up here,” continues Dorinda. “I am not going to be that ball of yarn that came out of nowhere.”
Producers are complaining “the season isn’t what they thought it would be,” share insiders. “With the exception of Bethenny, the season is not high drama.” However, Andy Cohen recently tweeted about how exciting this season would be!