If you are a die-hard fan of the Real Housewives of New York, you got whiplash from all of the news surrounding the cast this week. Tinsley Mortimer and Scott Kluth called off their engagement, and she might be eyeing a RHONY return. The Season 13 trailer dropped. And after 8 years, Bethenny Frankel finalized her divorce from Jason Hoppy and is engaged to Paul Bernon.
While it could be a coincidence, it was fishy that B’s engagement news broke almost simultaneously with the trailer dropping. Bethenny’s divorce has been so public, why wouldn’t she want the official end to be the same way? Plus, if she is engaged to Paul, she knows that’s the kind of happily ever after news that breaks headlines. So it seems like she was riding the RHONY news wave, and some of her former castmates think so too.
According to Page Six, the current RHONY ladies (my bets are on Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps) weren’t happy that the Skinnygirl mogul’s big announcement coincided with the trailer drop. A “source” close to the show said, “They’re all confused why she’s still obsessed with RHONY and would orchestrate her engagement news to come out at the same time.”
Something about this “source” has Ramona written all over, and that’s not being very supportive of other women, is it? The source went on to say that, “Bethenny is just being her petty self, but she can’t take away the cast’s happiness or how hard they worked this season during the coronavirus pandemic.” Yeah, working hard when they weren’t yachting and partying maskless in Florida.
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The insider also claimed that the entire cast is happy she’s gone from the show because she “wouldn’t have been able to navigate the serious topics of this season.” If Bethenny was around when this person said this, she definitely would’ve been screaming for them to “SHUT UP.”
While it does seem likely that it wasn’t so serendipitous, I’m happy for B. Jason put her through literal hell and there’s been speculation that she and Paul would make it official for a while now. Even though they split last year, it wasn’t a nasty breakup and they eventually got back together earlier this year. All of this would make great TV, but we know that filming RHONY just wasn’t enjoyable for Bethenny. To each his own.
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TELL US – DO YOU THINK BETHENNY PURPOSELY ANNOUNCED HER ENGAGEMENT WHEN THE RHONY TRAILER DROPPED? DO YOU THINK SHE WILL EVER GO BACK TO RHONY? DID YOU MISS HER LAST SEASON? DO YOU WISH WE SAW PAUL ON RHONY?
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