Andy Cohen is the daddy of The Real Housewives franchise and he’s credited as a producer in all of its iterations. As the brand new season of The Real Housewives of New York City premiered, alum Bethenny Frankel made feedback concerning the present that aren’t so optimistic. This unfavorable criticism received to Cohen and he’s reportedly “livid” with the previous housewife.
What did Bethenny Frankel say?
Frankel walked away from RHONY simply forward of the beginning of filming of season 12 of the present. The actuality star stop the sequence as she needed to prioritize her improvement take care of Mark Burnett Productions.
Season 12 opens up with the women reacting to Frankel’s exit and the latter was not amused with what her former co-stars needed to say about her.
“The beginning of the show was the proverbial middle finger to me,” she mentioned in an interview with Extra. “The women have definitely had some unpleasant things to say about me… I wish them well.”
However, the worst half got here after when she mentioned that RHONY was not inspiring viewers anymore. She additionally talked about that the scores have been going downhill in tv portray a darkish future for the franchise.
“The scores general in tv have by no means been larger and maybe the scores on Real Housewives aren’t doing nicely as a result of it’s type of not perhaps the content material that’s inspiring individuals to do what they should do proper now,” Frankel added. “Or maybe they want to watch the news or something uplifting or some way to pay it forward.”
Producers and Andy Cohen react to Bethenny Frankel’s claims
After Frankel’s interview was revealed, a supply closed to the manufacturing mentioned Cohen was not proud of what the previous Bravo star had mentioned.
“As a lot as Bethenny pretends to be a producer, creator, mogul and even philanthropist, she’s going to all the time be a Real Housewife and actuality star. She was a no-one earlier than RHONY — why would somebody be so determined as to bash the franchise that constructed her model? Andy [Cohen] is furious!” a supply advised Page Six.
Another supply mentioned that Frankel may be questioning leaving the sequence and that’s why she’s lashing out.
“Every second of every day she thinks about the error she made in walking away from the only show that was ever a success for her,” an insider advised DailyMailTV.
“Her extreme narcissism has meant that she can’t handle the spotlight being taken away from her,” the supply added. ‘The women know it kills her that this season is going to be a success without her. You’ve received to really feel sorry for her actually. She misplaced on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, her speak present bombed, her Sirius radio present failed, and each time Bravo has tried one other present together with her – they’ve tanked too.”
What does the ‘RHONY’ solid consider Bethenny Frankel’s exit?
One factor is for certain, the women of RHONY are joyful that Frankel is gone. In a number of interviews, the solid has expressed they’ve been capable of be extra free.
“I think the whole cast is relieved, in a way, and it also leaves breathing room for other women to shine and show their personalities because a lot was Bethenny coming in and kind of stealing the show,” Luann de Lesseps mentioned on a SiriusXM present. “But guess what, she can’t steal our show. This season is amazing and I can’t wait for everyone to see the new season.”
Ramona Singer was additionally relieved Frankel was out.
“We couldn’t really be ourselves,” Singer advised Entertainment Tonight. “She’s such a big personality, she kind of took over the room. No air left for us. And I think, this season, the fans will be surprised to see a different side of most of us. And listen, we still have our arguments, we still fight, but there’s a bond that’s different. There’s something so special and unique. Very unique.”
The Real Housewives of New York City airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.