There’s no denying The Real Housewives of New York City has been different this season without Bethenny Frankel. The Skinnygirl founder’s abrupt exit as filming began on Season 12 left the rest of the Housewives totally blindsided.
Of course, Ramona Singer has had no shortage of opinions about her former castmate leaving the show (for a second time). In a new interview, the OG opened up about whether she thinks Bethenny is really done with RHONY for good and managed to shade former OG Jill Zarin in the process.
When asked by People Now about the possibility of Bethenny returning, Ramona was uncharacteristically succinct in her reply. “I don’t think so,” she said before adding the quick caveat, “but you never know.”
Bethenny‘s exit opened up questions about Jill taking her golden apple and rejoining the cast. However, Ramona doesn’t seem too keen on that happening either.
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“Well we do…you’ll see Jill come on a few episodes,” she teased. “But again, Jill just doesn’t gel with us anymore. So in my opinion, you’ll see and you’ll let me know.”
Saying Jill doesn’t fit in with the cast seems a bit of an odd statement considering the RHONY OG is still good friends with most of the cast, including Luann de Lesseps, Dorinda Medley, and Sonja Morgan. (I’d add Ramona herself to that list. But, her relationship with the Zarin Fabrics mogul changes so quickly. It’s hard to keep straight whether they’re actually friends most days.)
Jill’s actually made guest appearances on the RHONY every year since Season 9. Most notably, she served as a bridesmaid in Luann’s ill-fated wedding to Tom D’Agostino that season and publicly made up with Bethenny outside her late husband Bobby Zarin‘s funeral service in Season 10.
On the other hand, maybe Ramona thinks Jill doesn’t fit in with the current hamster wheel of drunken antics the show has morphed into. Something tells me Jill wouldn’t take kindly to running around naked while throwing tiki torches like javelins or waking up to find a vibrator in the chicken piccata…
TELL US – DO YOU THINK BETHENNY WILL EVER COME BACK TO RHONY? WOULD JILL FIT IN WITH THE CURRENT CAST?
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