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.
In what must be one of the ugliest divorces and custody disputes of all time, Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel and her ex-husband Jason Hoppy continue to spar over custody of their only child, Bryn Hoppy. The couple’s toxic marriage finally came to an end in July of 2016. The drama did not.
In August 2018, Bethenny suffered a major loss when her boyfriend (and possible fiancé) Dennis Shields was found dead of a suspected opioid overdose. RHONY viewers saw how Bethenny handled her grief. Eventually, she decided to move on with a new man, Paul Bernon. She even met with a grief counselor on the show.
Real Housewives of New York is back for Season 11, and I am here for the drama! The ladies kicked off the season in the Hamptons, where we learned that the Housewives are divided into two teams: the blondes (led by Ramona Singer) and the brunettes (helmed by Luann De Lesseps). The exception is Sonja Morgan, who floats between the two camps.
Tinsley Mortimer, of course, is still looking for love. She split from on-and-off boyfriend Scott Kluth. Again. During Season 9 of RHONY, Tinsley was introduced to the Chicago businessman by Housewives alum Carole Radziwell. This socialite is on a mission to obtain an engagement ring. Tinsley is not stopping until she gets one. Hopefully, she can avoid the temptation of trying on wedding dresses again before she has a commitment. That was just awkward.
In case you were wondering, Carole Radziwell is done with Real Housewives of New York. Done. Season 10 of the show brought us the frightening boat trip in Colombia, Carole running in the marathon, and Dorinda Medley’s drunken heckling of Luann De Lesseps’ cabaret show (Jovani!) Most of all, fans remember the slow, torturous death of Carole and Bethenny Frankel’s friendship.
Fans still do not know exactly what fractured Bethenny and Carole’s friendship. It seems that Bethenny was jealous of Carole’s friendship with Tinsley Mortimer. And then, there was a dispute about Carol’s ex-boyfriend, Adam Kenworthy. You know –the guy that Carole had
sex coffee with when he stopped over.
Real Housewives of New York OG Bethenny Frankel has suffered several recent medical issues stemming from her severe fish allergy. Who can forget Bethenny mentioning her allergy as she joined the other RHONY ladies for lunch during that
hellish crazy trip to Colombia? Thanks again for planning that, Tinsley Mortimer!
Of course, Bethenny was joking that the ladies were “wanting to poison” her. Perhaps that “joke” was only directed at frenemy Carole Radziwell. But now, Bethenny’s allergy is no laughing matter. I wonder if her health struggles will be part of RHONY Season 11, which is set to debut on March 6?
It always feels like Christmas morning when a Real Housewives of New York trailer drops. The RHONY ladies consistently strike that perfect balance of craziness, friendship, laughter, and drama. This show deserves an Emmy!
Last season mainly focused on the deterioration of Carole Radziwell and Bethenny Frankel’s friendship. Luann de Lesseps got arrested in Palm Beach. Tinsley Mortimer also took the ladies out for a boat ride in Cartegena that almost turned deadly. What will Season 11 bring us?
Real Housewives of New York’s Bethenny Frankel is still struggling with health issues from an almost fatal allergic reaction to fish. During that terrifying incident in December, the reality star ate some soup and felt her throat get itchy.
Then, she became unconscious. Now, she credits her boyfriend, Paul Bernon, with saving her life. It sounds like he is a good man to have around in a crisis!
Mr. Feathersby (was that his name?) and his assistant met their demise on this week’s Real Housewives of New York alongside the friendship of Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwell. It’s been a slow death for this duo, played out mainly in talking head interviews and passive aggressive commentary. Usually Bethenny is the clear heavy hitter when she decides to tear down a cast mate, but Carole has the wit and vocabulary to give her a run for her Skinnygirl money!
I’m not going to lie (and I’m sure I’ll get a lot of heat for it), but I have been a tried and true Carole fan since she joined the show. However, this season she’s turned into, well, a Bravo “housewife” completely caught up in her own world, ready and willing to participate in all the petty drama. Perhaps she learned from Bethenny, who has been making petty drama her job since she burst (back) on the scene. Either way, their feud has been a long time in the making if only for the fact that Bethenny sabotages every relationship she has. If someone is as “strong” as she perceives herself to be, they become her competition, not her friend. It’s at that point she focuses on the Sonja Morgans of the world to remind herself that she is superior. It’s a whole emotional case study, and nobody has time for that!