It’s undeniable that Bethenny Frankel is one of the biggest success stories to come out of the Real Housewives of New York, or any city for that matter. She started off the show peddling her SkinnyGirl products in grocery stores and now she’s a boss businesswoman doing a million things at once.
You have to give credit where credit is due — Bravo definitely has some responsibility in “making” B who she is today. The show gave her a platform. She commanded that platform in an intelligent way, but it was truly her RHONY performance that made her such a hit. From screaming at Kelly Bensimon at Scary Island to fighting with Ramona Singer on the Brooklyn Bridge, B’s iconic housewives scenes definitely didn’t hurt her various businesses.
All Tinsley Mortimer really ever talked about throughout her time on the Real Housewives of New York was her dream happily ever after. The husband, the kids, the house — she wanted it all and seemed to finally found it with Scott Kluth.
It seemed like the perfect reality TV love story — the two were introduced on the show by none other than Carole Radziwell. She ditched the show to move to Chicago to be with him and start her life. However, while Tinsley was more ready than ever, apparently Scott still wasn’t emotionally mature enough to settle down with a literal princess. And last week, he apparently dumped her for good. Ouch.
Holla! I will admit that I loved Heather Thomson when she joined Real Housewives of New York during Season 5. She was smart and quick to call anyone out on their bullsh*t. I loved seeing her friendship with fellow RHONY newbie Carole Radziwell blossom.
Viewers may recall watching Heather try to help co-star Sonja Morgan launch her toaster oven line. And who can forget Heather refusing to invite Ramona Singer to the cast trip to London? But after three seasons, Heather was tired of the fake drama and exited the series.
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?