Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel shocked her fans yesterday when she announced her exit from the hit Bravo show. Bethenny is one of the original housewives. Although she took a few seasons off for various reasons. However, she always was a part of the RHONY family. Now the reality tv star abruptly quits the show that made her a household name. The news blindsided her fans, castmates, as well as the powers that be at Bravo. Here’s what we know about Bethenny’s exit and what it means for the other housewives.
Real Housewives of New York: It’s A Wrap For Bethenny Frankel
RHONY star Bethenny Frankel was an original cast member of the show when it debuted back in 2008. After a rift with then castmate Jill Zarin, Bethenny exited during season 3. However, later returned for season 7 and has been a fan favorite since. But now after season 11, the Bravolebrity decided it’s a wrap for her as a housewife.
Bethenny’s grateful for her time with RHONY. She went from a broke single woman to married entrepreneur to single mom running her own multi-million dollar Skinnygirl brand. However, Frankel is ready for her next chapter. Bethenny sites her daughter Brynn as the main reason for her decision to leave. She wants to spend her time being a mom and also doing philanthropical work. Additionally, Bethenny did make the remark that she no longer needed the paycheck from the show to make ends meet. But don’t worry RHONY fans, we will see plenty of Ms. B. She may be off the show but she’s got other projects that are less time consuming that bring her joy.
RHONY: Castmembers Blindsided
Bethenny’s announcement came just days before the cast usually starts filming. So, of course, the news came as a surprise to her costars. They were very much blindsided. However, Ramona Singer seems to have taken the news the worst. She’s quoted as saying, “What? She couldn’t even send a text? She couldn’t let me know? ” Then she went on to say, “She just doesn’t support women. You would think that when she was making this decision, she would consider the affectation it would have on me.”. This is exactly what we have come to expect from Ramona Singer. She makes everything about herself.
However other castmates took the news in stride and wished the coworker and friend well. Although they are sad to see her go they only want the best for her. Even Andy Cohen wished her well by honoring her time with her time at RHONY with his Mozel Of The Day on his show Watch What Happens Live!.
Real Housewives of New York: What Next For Bethenny Frankel
Bethenny Frankel may not be on RHONY but she’ll still be quite busy. The business mogul will still run her SkinnyGirl brand and continue her relationship with TV shopping juggernaut HSN. Additionally, Bethenny will also be working with Mark Burnett producing and starring in shows which represent a shift in the conversation for women. All these exciting changes for Bethenny. She also has a new man in her life. So, between, her family, her new boyfriend, charity work and her gig as a producer and her SkinnyGirl brand Bethenny will be quite the “Busy B”.
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