Does Bethenny Frankel even know that she is in a “feud” with Carole Radziwill? A lot of the Real Housewives try to seem like they are not bothered by drama, but it really does seem like Bethenny truly has no idea she is in some heated feud with her Real Housewives of New York costar. Or maybe she just doesn’t care.
Carole is tweeting up a storm about Bethenny and calling her out on Watch What Happens Live, but Bethenny is busy running her empire and raising funds for disaster relief. Is this a one-side beef? Or is Bethenny just waiting until drama unfolds on the show before she comments?
Carole was Andy Cohen’s guest on Watch What Happens Live last week, so of course he had Bethenny in the Bravo clubhouse to share her rebuttal the following week. Just in case Bethenny missed Carole’s appearance- which she most likely did- Andy played a clip from the episode when Carole declared, “Everything Bethenny says about me is not true.”
Bethenny started to say, “I think that saying ‘Everything Bethenny says about me is not true’…” It seemed like she was going to just play the logic card and say that it is impossible that every single thing she says about Carole is false, but that is not what happened. Instead Bethenny declared, “The audience would disagree with that because everything I say is always true.” Alright, then.
Andy mentioned that Carole wasn’t pleased with Bethenny’s interview comments. Bethenny told him, “I don’t think I’ve really been talking about Carole that much in my interviews. I said there was a shift and there was. When you come onto a show and you have so many people involved in it, it becomes bigger. The thing is I wanted it just to dissolve and got more intense.”
Bethenny explained the change in their dynamic and emphasized how undramatic it actually was- at least initially. She said, “I think that the way you react to something is as important as the initial something. I think we had a shift I don’t think it was that big of a deal. Everything I said was what was going on. There had been a little bit of a shift.”
She continued, “And I did invite her to stay at my house in the Hamptons and she said she was staying with Tinsley [Mortimer]. It was a little late in the game, but I had my daughter and Dennis [Shields] staying at my house. I wasn’t gonna have cameras in my house with my daughter there. Not to get too meta- fourth wall- but you guys want to film if I’m there with Dennis, Carole, and my daughter.” And just by the way, Dennis was in the Watch What Happens Live audience rocking a Snoopy shirt.
Bethenny added, “She did donate to my charity and I’m so grateful to all the women that donated. Sonja [Morgan] is the only one who didn’t donate. She can donate to whatever she wants to donate to. Everyone do you, boo.” Did she really need to throw in the part about Sonja not donating? Everyone can’t donate to everything. Thankfully she did backtrack a little bit after she revealed that Sonja didn’t donate.
Taking a break from the New York drama, Andy asked Bethenny to share her thoughts on the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion drama that went down between Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes. Bethenny confessed, “That was dirty. I took a bath. I wanted to scrape my body off. That was down and dirty. It was like ‘No, I didn’t do that’ and then there’s a video of me doing that. It’s like never let the truth get in the way of a good lie.”
A caller asked Bethenny, “Which one of the ladies has slept with the most men?” Bethenny answered, “It’s a dead heat between Luann [de Lesseps] and Sonja.” A few questions later, Bethenny elaborated and added, “You know what, Luann was married longer so Sonja has had more time to get work done.”
Andy declared, “We’re gonna take this question to the audience since it’s a great one.” Is it though? Apparently he really does think that is a great question since there was a poll on Monday’s episode asking if Jax Taylor or Shep Rose slept with the most women.
When the poll was displayed, Bethenny’s just looked shocked that it was actually happening. She could barely get out a sentence. She just said, “Holy…no… that’s not fair!” For the record, Sonja “won” with 81% and Andy thought she would be happy about those results…
Later in the episode, a caller asked, “Have you stayed in contact with Jill [Zarin] since Bobby’s [Zarin] funeral?” Bethenny shared, “We have. It’s nice. She’ll text me and we have a nice sort of interaction. It’s clean, which is what I wanted it to be.”
She also gave an update on her disaster relief work: “It’s been 54 planes, cargo ships, $50 million in relief, dogs now. It just grew.” She even shared, ” By the way, Andy donated a plane, very early on”- something Andy has never revealed and he was clearly humbled by the acknowledgement.
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