Bethenny Frankel has left the building, or has she? The former cast member chose to exit the Real Housewives of New York City in August 2019. She later said that the show is uninspiring, while cast member Luann de Lesseps believes the air is now more breathable without such a large presence as Bethenny. While Bethenny was known to be a fan favorite, she also caused polarizing opinions – some loved her and followed her loyally, while others did not have the highest opinions of her.
Bethenny and Luann have had a chaotic past. Bethenny has previously stated that Luann sleeps with everybody, and also called her a “sicko” during former seasons. Afterward, when Luann was arrested and then went to rehab due to her drinking, Bethenny began a crusade to be by Luann’s side. Luann has admitted that Bethenny was a great support for her. Currently, it seems as though there is a battle of the egos and the friction has resumed again.
“I think you see on the season that we get along very well without her,” Luann told HollywoodLife. She believes Bethenny still watches the show even though she acts as if she doesn’t want anything to do with it anymore.
These are strong opinions from Luann especially due to their turbulent history, as well as previous friendship, with each other. Luann seems to be enjoying the spotlight – this falls along with the belief that she is very self-involved, as spoken about by many of her fellow cast members.
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Luann went so far as to say she believes previous housewives should be brought back. “I think you’re gonna see this season that I bring back Jill [Zarin],” she stated. Aviva [Drescher] is another as Luann mentioned “I always say I bring back Aviva. I think Aviva was a great housewife.”
Luann and the other cast members have moved forward and fully believe the show would still be successful without Bethenny. However, it would be interesting to know if Bethenny agrees with Luann’s remarks. Also, the ratings will prove whether Bethenny’s exit was a loss or a benefit for the show as a whole.
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TELL US- DO YOU AGREE WITH LUANN? DO YOU BELIEVE BETHENNY STILL WATCHES THE SHOW?WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT LUANNA’S COMMENTS? WHICH RHONY HOUSEWIVES DO YOU WANT BACK ON THE SHOW?
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