Carole Radziwill: “There Is Bethenny’s Version Of Events, And Then There Is Reality”

I have to confess that as much as I’d love for Carole Radziwill and Bethenny Frankel to make amends, I’m living for Carole’s snarky blogs this season! Once again The Real Housewives of New York star isn’t holding back as she shares her thoughts on this week’s episode!

Carole starts off, “Bethenny came in hot, straight from telling her driver Kevin a bunch of nonsense. Imagine a friend texting ‘I miss you’ and sending cute pictures of the both of you only to get a ‘that’s a lot’ reply. To believe her story you’d have to believe I was the sh–tiest person on Earth. I may not be huggy, but I’m not sh–ty either. There is Bethenny’s version of events, and then there is reality.”

Carole continues in her blog, “It’s my feeling that Bethenny and I had a genuine friendship. This wasn’t a reality TV alliance, so to hear her talk about me each week was bizarre. When you really care about someone, you care about what they say. I didn’t appreciate the back-talking and re-casting of events, and I’m pretty sure I made myself clear. She got it. Bethenny is a fast talker, but she’s no dummy. That is exactly why I didn’t want to get into a text message war. Even the most articulate person is not immune to a tone-deaf text or an ill-placed emoji. Some things are important enough that they deserve a face-to-face over a cucumber thingy. (It was tzatziki, and I can never pronounce it correctly). I was so happy to hug and move on. Yay!!!!”


On her fitness game, Carole notes “I’m late to the exercise game. It’s not all about a stronger more fit body—it’s about a stronger more fit mind too. Had I understood that in my 20s, I could have been running the world instead of just a marathon.”

On Luann’s legal trouble and arrest, she shared “Every time I see Luann’s arraignment video my heart sinks a little. There’s no right thing to say or do when someone you know ends up in jail under any circumstances. And while this group is, at times, maliciousbitchy and vengefulscorekeeping, there is an underlying respecttolerance and lovefondness that we all have for each other.”

Carole gives Luann props for truly seeming like she has changed for the better. “Bethenny was correct: We were all wondering if this event was going to be another one of those moving-on moments. There were so many ways Luann could have played this—and she played it well. Luann and I have had disagreements, but they all came from her ability to move on without acknowledging consequences. But her return from rehab marked a very different person—one who is taking a self-inventory. It’s an important lesson for all of us. Everyone is rooting for Luann. It feels good to root for someone’s success.”


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