If there’s one thing Jules Wainstein is remembered for from her single season on The Real Housewives of New York City, it’s the awareness she brought to eating disorders by sharing her own lifelong struggle with one.
In a new interview, the RHONY one-season wonder is looking back on her decision to open up about her battle with bulimia, how it was received by her fellow Housewives and the impact her story had on fans watching the show.
It’s safe to say Jules Wainstein and Carole Radziwill were not pals during their time as cast mates on The Real Housewives of New York City.
However, it’s been years since the two butted heads in front of Bravo’s cameras. In a new interview, Jules is finally speaking out about what she thought of Carole while she was a Housewife and, perhaps more surprisingly, how her opinion of Writer Girl changed after leaving the show.
Jill Zarin was one of the OG’s on Real Housewives of New York when it debuted in 2008. She appeared with Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel, Luann de Lesseps, and Alex McCord. Then Jill was fired after season 4 along with Alex and Kelly Bensimon.
Unlike some former Real Housewives who fade away like Jules Wainstein and Kristen Taekman, Jill has tried to regain her apple ever since. Her role model may be former BFF Bethenny who left and came back. Jill has tried to stay relevant with press interviews and cameo appearances on the show. That included filming at the funeral of husband Bobby Zarin, who died from cancer.
Real Housewives of New York come and go. Some stay visible in the public eye after leaving the show, like Carole Radziwill. And some fade away like Jules Wainstein and Kristen Taekman. Still others make occasional returns, like Heather Thomson and Jill Zarin. And one former New York Housewife even came back full time, Bethenny Frankel.
A past New York Housewife we have not heard much from lately is Kelly Bensimon, she of the meandering conversation and the confusing Kelly speak. Although she popped up for a few guest appearances on New York after Bravo’s major casting reboot after Season 4, Kelly has not been on the show in several years. She is now sharing an update on what she has been doing-and hinting that she might be ready to rejoin the reality television world!
The O Come OG Faithful episode of Watch What Happens Live was everything that I wanted and more. Andy Cohen gathered OG Real Housewives Vicki Gunvalson, Ramona Singer, NeNe Leakes, Teresa Giudice, and Kyle Richards for a special holiday celebration.
Before he provoked them to spill some tea and throw some shade, Andy announced, “Just so you know, Luann [de Lesseps] is doing her cabaret show tonight. Lisa Vanderpump is opening a restaurant in Las Vegas and she’s there prepping. Bethenny [Frankel] is under the weather.” To be fair, Bethenny almost died when she was hospitalized with an allergic reaction. To say that she was “under the weather” is an understatement.
This week’s episode of Real Housewives of New York began right where the last one left off, with Dorinda Medley and Luann de Lesseps at odds. Luann questioned Dorinda on her drinking and Dorinda retaliated by calling her out for her drunken arrest and rehab stint.
Ironically enough, Luann is back in rehab, and she probably didn’t get a chance to watch this episode yet, but Dorinda sure did. She shared her side of the story with Andy Cohen during last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live.
Even though Bethenny Frankel considers herself the Queen B on Real Housewives of New York, she sure has a lot of enemies. Her longtime friend, Carole Radziwill has turned against her. She is still arguing with Ramona Singer whenever she has the chance.
She called Dorinda Medley a “drunk” during their Puerto Rico trip. She decided to fight Sonja Morgan’s battle and came for Tinsley Mortimer during the last episode. Will Betheny end up on a couch by herself at the Season 10 reunion? It seems like she’s losing friends left and right.
When it comes to the current season of Real Housewives of New York, former cast member Jules Wainstein is just as much of a fan as the rest of the viewers.
Even Jules can’t help being intrigued and entertained by the fallout between Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill. While she was on the show, Jules accused Carole and Bethenny of being mean girls, so it makes sense that she might revel in the former partners in crime having a very public fall out.