‘RHONY’ Producers Fire Back at Bethenny Frankel After Claiming Bravo Gave Her the ‘Middle Finger’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel slammed the season premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City. The former Bravo star didn’t miss the primary episode of season 12, the primary season after she stop in August 2019. Frankel mentioned that they gave her the “middle finger” and now producers are firing again after she trashed the present.

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Bethenny Frankel quits ‘RHONY’

Just forward of the beginning of filming for season 12 of RHONY, Frankel dropped a bombshell on followers and producers. The Skinnygirl founder introduced she was leaving the present for the second time.

“I have decided to leave the ‘Housewives’ franchise to explore my next chapter,” Frankel mentioned in a press release by way of Variety. “It’s time to move on and focus on my daughter, my philanthropy and my production partnership with Mark Burnett, producing and starring in shows which represent a shift in the conversation for women. With the changes in modern culture, I want to highlight the strength, confidence and unstoppable power that women have.”

Frankel joined the present in 2008 as one of many authentic forged members. After her new-found fame, she left to pursue different initiatives solely to return for season 7. After 4 years on the present once more, Frankel confirmed she was departing.

“My experience at Bravo has been an incredibly magical ride. I am so grateful to them for highlighting my entrepreneurialism and allowing me to pave the way for many women to achieve their goals. I am excited for my future. The best is yet to come,” she ended her assertion.

Bethenny Frankel reacts to season 12 premiere

Season 12 of RHONY begins with the women of the present reacting to Frankel’s departure, one thing the previous star didn’t like.

“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.”

Furthermore, Frankel additionally mentioned that RHONY won’t be inspiring viewers and that’s the reason scores have dwindled lately.

“The scores total 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 kind of not possibly 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.”

Luann de Lesseps mentioned in an interview on The Jenny McCarthy Show that the forged was relieved that Frankel was not on the present anymore.

“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,” the Countess defined on the 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 additionally revealed that the forged was in a position to act extra naturally with out Frankel’s presence on the present.

“We couldn’t really be ourselves,” Singer instructed 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.”

How did producers react to Bethenny Frankel?

After Frankel criticized RHONY, sources near the manufacturing claimed that it was “a desperate and pathetic attempt to remain in the spotlight.”

“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 instructed 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 acquired 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.”

The Real Housewives of New York City airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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