Bethenny Frankel Defends Skipping The Group Hug At The ‘Real Housewives Of New York’ Reunion

It kind of seemed like the Real Housewives of New York ladies were moving toward peace when Andy Cohen gathered them for a hug at the end of the reunion, but not all of them went in for the group hug. Bethenny Frankel sat to the side. And it wasn’t a good look for her. 

Sure, I can get why hugging a bunch of people you just argued with could be like putting a band-aid on a broken limb, but it is step in a positive direction. So I can’t help wondering why Bethenny wasn’t down for the group hug. In a #TotalBethennyMove, the Skinnygirl defended her decision to abstain from the group hug.

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It seems like everything Bethenny does (or doesn’t do) turns into an immediate news story and skipping this hug is no different, so it makes sense that Bethenny took to Twitter to defend herself.

When a viewer tweeted, “Bethenny no group hug?,” Bethenny quoted the question and replied with a curt response: “Nope.” Well, that doesn’t explain anything and we all saw her deny the affectionate gesture so her comment just shows that she is indifferent to the backlash coming her way.

Bethenny added a little more to the story when she wrote, “I don’t double kiss & I don’t fake hug. Thankfully, I had strep so it wasn’t an option anyway.”

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So I guess Bethenny is saying that she doesn’t want to take any action that she doesn’t believe is genuine, which I understand, but the strep throat remark seems a little like back pedaling to me. I do believe she had strep throat, but I think Bethenny just didn’t want to hug people who spent hours insulting her. I mean, come on. Who would want to hug after all that?

I get that Andy was just trying to end the craziness on a positive note, but it was probably awkward for them all. At the same time, it isn’t a good look for Bethenny. I can see both sides with this one.

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