The Real Housewives of New York Season 10 reunion was famous for the Bethenny Frankel vs. Carole Radziwill feud. At one point, Bethenny went on and on about Carole ditching her for Tinsley Mortimer and traveling around the world together.
In response, Carole threw Tinsley under the bus, clarifying that they weren’t actually close. And, obviously, Tinsley seemed hurt and surprised. Since then, Carole claimed that no one on the show ever wanted to film with Tins. Clearly, there’s no love lost there.
For many years, there were stories about Carole Radiziwill and Andy Cohen’s close friendship. Former Real Housewives of New York star Aviva Drescher even blamed getting fired from the show on the bond between the two friends.
Even after Carole left Real Housewives of New York, Andy answered questions about staying in touch with Carole still. Well, apparently these two weren’t even friends.
There have been many fights over the years on Real Housewives but few are as epic as the one between Real Housewives of New York’s Bethenny Frankel and Kelly Bensimon. Mention “Scary Island” to any Bravo fan and they will instantly know what you’re talking about. In fact, if you watched, it’s impossible to forget Kelly’s colossal meltdown. With the beautiful backdrop of St. John, she accuses Bethenny of “trying to kill her” while munching on a bag of gummy bears. Kelly went on to call Bethenny Al Sharpton until Bethenny finally snapped, shouting “GO TO SLEEP!” It’s actually one of my favorite gifs to use to this day.
Needless to say, it’s been bad blood between these two for as long as we can remember. They were never meant to get along and it made for the golden years of RHONY.
At this point, I feel like the Real Housewives should just stay away from Palm Beach County. Nothing good ever happens to a Real Housewife in Palm Beach. Just ask Luann de Lesseps.
Former Real Housewives of New York cast member Jules Wainstein was arrested over the weekend after she (allegedly) attacked her soon-to-be-ex-husband Michael Wainstein. Jules was a less-than-memorable one-season cast member. However, she’s made some interesting headlines ever since her exit from RHONY, thanks to her increasingly nasty divorce from Michael. Just like Meghan Edmonds, Jules is a lot more interesting now than she ever was when she was on camera as a Real Housewife.
When you think of women who have used Real Housewives as a platform to launch their businesses, Bethenny Frankel breaks the mold. Well, Bethenny made the mold, broke it, and continued to broaden her success.
As much as I’ll miss watching Bethenny shade her frenemies and make business phone calls from the back of her car, I will not miss the constant influx of Skinnygirl promotion on Real Housewives of New York. As we know, Bethenny announced her departure from RHONY in August right before the cast started filming Season 12. Ramona Singer even claimed that Bethenny didn’t even tell the cast themselves and that they all found out through the press. Rumors ran rampant that B left the show after demanding a salary increase. However, let’s be honest: she has plenty of money. At least by my standards, anyway. Recently, Bethenny slammed the reports that she left over a payback. Oh, and she threw major shade at the show that made her famous. Again.
When Bethenny Frankel decided to quit Real Housewives of New York in August of 2019, it was a surprise to many viewers. According to co-star Ramona Singer, Bethenny’s fellow New York Housewives found out the news in the press. Yikes!
Allegedly, Bravo executives were upset with Bethenny months before she left RHONY because Bethenny was teaming up with Mark Burnett to produce unscripted TV shows. Whether or not you are a fan, Bethenny does create great television.
Everyone was shocked when Bethenny Frankel announced in August of 2018 that she was done with Real Housewives of New York. It turns out that before Bethenny’s departure, there were some casting changes in the works, and the skinnygirl mogul had a role in it.
In November at BravoCon, Leah McSweeney was introduced as the newest RHONY cast member. Leah is a businesswoman with her own clothing line, Married to the Mob. She also hosts a podcast, Improper Etiquette, and writes a monthly column for Penthouse Magazine.
We finally have a trailer for Real Housewives of New York Season 12. In a time when some Real Housewives shows are falling flat while others are far less fun, the New York ladies are on their way to entertain us all.
However, Bethenny Frankel is out of the picture for this season. “Replacing” Bethenny is Leah McSweeney, which was officially announced at BravoCon in November.