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Saying goodbye may be difficult for some, but not for former Real Housewives of New York starBethenny Frankel. She surprised fans when she announced she would not be returning next season.

Love her, or hate her, you had to admit Bethenny made for some interesting TV viewing. Personally, I will miss her acerbic humor, running commentary on the ladies, and her own loss of control at many dinner parties.

While some may hope Bethenny changes her mind, looking at you Andy Cohen, it sounds as though the former OG of RHONY is not about to lose any sleep over leaving the franchise.

Recently, Bethenny spoke with Us Weekly about her decision to leave the show that made her famous. “I’m really excited because to leave something, you have to jump to fly,” she said, “so I just made a decision and I made a good decision.”

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And while Bethenny seems like someone who always thinks two steps ahead, she admitted she hadn’t planned on what the future would hold for her once she left. “I was planning to just breathe,” Bethenny explained, “but it was a chapter ending. It’s very symbolic and poetic, but it really was a chapter ending, and it does feel like a completely clean slate, a new chapter.

Fans watched as Bethenny struggled to handle the sudden death of former fiance Dennis Shields.  She also flew to ravaged communities with her disaster relief organization B-Strong.  After going through personal grief, and throwing herself into her charities, it seems as though Bethenny is ready to move on to bigger and better things.

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Bethenny is partnering with Mark Burnett to create various new shows.  And it appears as though she is taking time for herself. “I’m just focusing on the future and also spending more downtime for myself, looking at different properties, just breathing,” she said, “I’m exhaling for the first time in a really long time…”

It sounds as though Bethenny might try to slow down, in her own way.  We’ll have to see if she’ll really be able to stay away from the shit show that is the real housewives.  I know I can’t.

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TELL US – WERE YOU SURPRISED BETHENNY LEFT? DO YOU THINK SHE WILL COME BACK? WILL THE SHOW BE THE SAME WITHOUT HER?

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