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Luann de Lesseps

No one is happier that Bethenny Frankel is gone from Real Housewives of New York than Luann de Lesseps. Well, maybe Ramona Singer. They’re probably tied with their level of elation.

However, much to their chagrin, the fans want Bethenny back on the show and it keeps coming up in interviews and on social media. And it doesn’t help that the current season has very little going on in terms of the storyline.

Leah McSweeney Real Housewives Of New York

Time for the annual Real Housewives of New York Mexico trip! No idea why they always go to the same place, but it’ll be fun nonetheless. Trouble is afoot though after last week’s birthday disaster. Ramona Singer was NOT having Leah McSweeney’s dirty dancing at her birthday bash. She spent the entire episode dragging Leah for attire she deemed inappropriate. Who made Ramona the fashion police?

It seems like everyone is growing tired of Ramona being an awful person. This season may be the biggest example of her toxic behavior. The way she treats her longtime friends Sonja Morgan and Dorinda Medley is dreadful. Although, Dorinda hasn’t exactly been a saint this season. Her actions have crossed the line into bullying many times. The biggest villain of this season is alcohol. It makes them all so messy!

RHONY Bethenny Frankel Real Housewives Of New York

Real Housewives of New York alum Bethenny Frankel has a lot on her plate these days. She shocked RHONY fans when she abruptly decided to exit the show in August of 2019. There must be some hard feelings, because Bethenny allegedly threw a fit when a producer during Bravocon opined that the show didn’t need her to succeed. A furious Bethenny blocked that producer on social media.

Since then, Bethenny has been busy helping those impacted by the coronavirus. The Skinnygirl mogul delivered 1 million protective suits to New York and 50,000 suits to Louisiana. Bethenny’s BStrong foundation raised funds to aid 100 black-owned businesses impacted by Covid-19. Say what you will about Bethenny, but she really comes through to help those affected by disasters.

Ramona Singer Real Housewives Of New York

This has to be the most alcohol fueled season of The Real Housewives of New York ever. Hands down. We know these women love to drink, but this season is off the rails. Bethenny Frankel leaving the show did SOMETHING to this group. They’re totally insane. At first it looked like Leah McSweeney could be that force, but she’s fallen in line with the mess. Someone help these women!

Ramona’s birthday is front and center on this episode, and things look crazy! I cannot wait for her fourth wall breaking moment at the party. Apparently, she’s not fond of everyone’s out of control behavior. Normally I’d say Ramona is overreacting. However, this season it wouldn’t surprise me if they took things too far. After all, we wouldn’t want to embarrass Ramona in front of her fifty best girlfriends!

Dorinda Medley Real Housewives Of New York

What could have been missing from the Real Housewives of New York seasonal trip to the Berkshires?  It’s not over yet, but the RHONY ladies already had an explosive blowup, fueled by a copious amount of alcohol,

Luann de Lesseps massive ego, and Dorinda Medley’s unhinged behavior.  Sonja Morgan was cheerfully tipsy until she brought up the lack of compensation for appearing in Luann’s cabaret.  The evening went to hell quickly afterward.

Would the evening have ended differently if the guest list was altered?  The perfect person would have long-standing relationships with most of the women, would be able to speak up to Dorinda, and would be desperate to get back on the show.  That sounds like Jill Zarin.  And two weeks ago, Jill was indignantly claiming that Dorinda had blocked her from participating in the cast trip.  After seeing last week’s episode, did Jill really feel like she missed out on something?

Jill Zarin

Jill Zarin may have been fired from Real Housewives of New York after Season 4, but she is still part of the drama on the sidelines. After her beloved husband Bobby Zarin’s death from cancer in January of 2018, Jill and former friend Bethenny Frankel reunited outside of Bobby’s memorial service while RHONY cameras were rolling.

Since then, Jill found love again with her boyfriend Gary Brody. The couple was even shown attending Luann de Lesseps’ Voodoo Halloween party. Jill seemed relaxed and happy.

Bethenny Frankel Is Launching A Podcast

Bethenny Frankel might be long gone from Real Housewives of New York, but she’s never truly gone from our hearts. Too much? Ok, maybe. But I love what Bethenny was bringing to the table for all these years. I don’t think I’m the only one with these feelings either. We just told you guys about the big ratings dip on RHONY now that she’s gone. Coincidence? I think not.

Since her departure, Bethenny has been working overtime to help with coronavirus relief efforts. Plus, there are all the funds she raised to aid black-owned businesses that are struggling. And charity isn’t the only thing that has been keeping her busy since her exit. She recently announced that she’s coming out with a new show and casting as we speak. The premise is to for aspiring entrepreneurs to compete for a spot on Bethenny’s executive team. Kind of reminiscent of her stint as an investor on Shark Tank, but much more hands-on. I actually can’t wait to see this one. After starting out as a contestant on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, Bethenny has really come full circle.

Real Housewives Of New York Dorinda Medley

I have always had a soft spot for the ladies of the Real Housewives of New York. For eleven seasons, these ladies, despite several cast shakeups, always delivered. From the drama to the humor, they have consistently brought a type of chaos that only they are capable of pulling off. But since season 12 debuted earlier this year, their streak has come to an end. I hate to admit it, but RHONY is not what it once was.

After Bethenny Frankel announced her departure from the series for a second time following Season 11, fans knew the show would be going in a different direction. The vibe would change. And sure enough, it has. And it seems that the fans who vowed not to watch Season 12 sans Bethenny have followed through on that promise.