It’s safe to say Jules Wainstein and Carole Radziwill were not pals during their time as cast mates on The Real Housewives of New York City.
However, it’s been years since the two butted heads in front of Bravo’s cameras. In a new interview, Jules is finally speaking out about what she thought of Carole while she was a Housewife and, perhaps more surprisingly, how her opinion of Writer Girl changed after leaving the show.
Back 2015, Jules joined RHONY during Season 8 as a friend of Dorinda Medley‘s, replacing outgoing Housewives Heather Thomson and Kristen Taekman. Almost immediately, the Jewish-Asian newbie clashed with Carole and Bethenny Frankel over her weight, appearance and demeanor. (It all kicked with an off-hand comment by Carole at Dorinda’s bra party early in the season about how skinny the rookie was.)
Eventually, the tension led to Jules revealing her long struggle with an eating disorder over the course of the season, and while most of her ire was directed at Bethenny‘s judgements, Carole got lumped in by association for gossiping with her one-time BFF, bailing on Jules’ brunch in the Hamptons and fueling speculation over the RHONY star’s relationship with food. However, the one-season wonder had a shockingly refreshing opinion about her former adversary after she exited the series ahead of Season 9.
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“Carole killed it her last season,” Jules told Bravo’s The Daily Dish during her new Life After Bravo segment. “Don’t you think she did? She changed! I didn’t really like her my season; I felt like she was a parrot [of] Bethenny.”
Among the things Jules appreciated most about the new Carole was her increasingly bold fashion sense. Ironically, this was something Bethenny took every chance to criticize during Season 10 and also, did Jules not see Writer Girl’s (admittedly polarizing) dusty rose Alexander McQueen gown during the Season 8 reunion? Carole’s clearly always been a fashion risk-taker.
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“First of all, she killed it with the outfits,” Jules declared emphatically. “Like, more than ever. She had a voice; she stuck up for herself. She was so cool. Like, if that’s the way she was gonna walk off, oh my God. Unbelievable. I was shocked.”
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED BY JULES’ ASSESSMENT OF CAROLE AFTER LEAVING RHONY? DO YOU THINK THEY COULD’VE BECOME FRIENDS IF SHE HAD STAYED ON THE SHOW?
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