Former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel sounds like she isn’t planning on returning to the franchise for a third time. In August of 2019, she announced that she was leaving RHONY. And Bethenny made it clear that she didn’t enjoy filming the show.
Then we have Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Lisa Barlow. Like Bethenny, Lisa is a strong woman and entrepreneur. Lisa said that the most common misunderstanding about her is that “I’m a bitch.” She clarified, “I’m not a bitch. I have a backbone.”
I was always fascinated by the fun and breezy friendship between Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill on Real Housewives of New York. When it first bloomed back in 2016, Bethenny declared, “Carole’s amazing. I would leave the show before I would leave Carole.” Ah…good times.
Many RHONY viewers were perplexed when the friendship between the duo started to fall apart during Season 10. Was it because Bethenny had some drama with Carole’s then-boyfriend, Adam Kenworthy? Bethenny certainly seemed ticked off by Carole’s new friendship with co-star Tinsley Mortimer. Or was Carole just over Bethenny?
Very few Housewives actually quit the show. They usually make up some nonsense about “other opportunities in the future” and “deciding to step away.” However, being a Real Housewife comes with a lot of perks that would be hard for most of these women to pass up.
Even before Real Housewives of Orange County Season 15 started airing, the fandom started to turn against Kelly Dodd. She made many comments about the coronavirus pandemic, referring to it as “God’s way of thinning the herd.” She declared that “no one is dying” in Orange County. Then, she wore a “Drunk Wives Matter” hat in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Because, of course she does. We’re certainly used to this formula by now. Celebrities feeling the pangs of
no attention being shut in or shut down thanks to COVID-19 has become the norm. Some people are gracious about postponing plans and wearing masks to protect one another. Others are going full stir crazy and not really listening to science or medical professionals who only want to halt a fast-moving virus so people can go to the movies again.
Last week, Real Housewives of New York star and former nurse, Luann de Lesseps caught some flak about being seen at a party in Florida. She was tripping the light fantastic in all her glory without the benefit of facial protection. Naturally people had some kind words of advice for Luann, seeing as RHONY recently dropped cameras because a cast member tested positive for coronavirus. But you know, Lu is cool, not all, uncool. So, she has a perfectly good explanation for her lapse in judgement. Alexa, play Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before.
What’s the first thing you do if your job shuts down in the middle of a medical health crisis that is impacting the whole ass globe? If you answered with; fly to another state that has a ridiculously high Covid case confirmation rate and party on the local social scene without the benefit of wearing a mask, your name might be Luann de Lesseps. Lu must be taking advantage of the break in filming from Real Housewives of New York, because she’s been spotted in Miami at a birthday soiree.
Here’s the irony, RHONY halted production because a cast member tested positive for the Rona. But that’s not even the best part, this is the second time cameras have been pulled during the pandemic. The first time it was a person on the crew who tested positive. The way things are going, this is going to be a choppy season at best. And it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibilities for a 3rd stop in production. After Luann’s recent trip to Miami, she might bring home more than sand in her shoes.
The 2016 presidential election was central to Carole Radziwill’s storyline on Real Housewives of New York season 9.
She hosted a victory party for Hillary Clinton, which she planned before finding out the election results. Carole’s tagline even played into that election loss, with her quipping, “In the politics of friendship, I win the popular vote.”
Carole Radziwill hasn’t stopped talking about Real Housewives of New York since she left. After her exit, Carole used every play in the petty ex- handbook to keep the attention. She has spontaneously accused her former co-stars of doing hard drugs while filming. She went after Andy Cohen for taking Bethenny Frankel’s side during their friendship feud. And since we all remember that she had the most unnecessary grudge with Tinsley Mortimer, let’s not forget how she flamed her publicly too.
I don’t really get why Carole is still trying to get into the RHONY mix, but I’m here for all the details. And like a cat to a couch from the 60’s, she just. won’t. quit.
During the Season 9 Real Housewives of New York reunion, Andy Cohen asked the cast members who they voted for.
When he got to Tinsley Mortimer, she admitted that she didn’t actually vote, and she’s still catching some heat for the statement.