After snubbing her friend Hoda Kotb all of those years ago and going for some more famous pals instead, we have learned that Bethenny Frankel is desperate to fix things between them now that Kotb has replaced the disgraced Matt Lauer on the Today Show. It is safe to say that Hoda is one of the most famous and influential women on TV now and social climber Frankel is determined to be her friend again.
One insider close to the two women told us everything you want to know about this story of friendship and betrayal!
‘Bethenny and Hoda became best friends in 2013. But after only a short time Bethenny turned on Hoda and got away. Bethenny moved on to being friends with Ellen and other celebrities Bethenny thought could help her career more and dumped Hoda,’ our source revealed.
Before all that, however, the Real Housewives of New Jersey celeb and the morning show star had quite the special bond!
‘It is hard to underestimate how close the two were. Bethenny fixed Hoda up with dates, and they’d go out dancing together. But after some time, Bethenny moved on to more famous people and broke Hoda’s heart.’
The same insider went on: ‘Everyone told Hoda to not trust Bethenny and that she was hanging out with her only because she was on TV alongside Kathie Lee Gifford. But at the time she did not want to believe it.’
Sadly enough, they were apparently right – Frankel was convinced she was an even bigger celebrity than Hoda and so she wanted people that were more powerful than her around so they would elevate her status more and more.
However, ‘Now that Hoda’s got the biggest job on morning TV, Bethenny’s all over her like a rash once again. But do not worry, Hoda’s learned her lesson. She does not need or want friends just because she’s powerful now. She knows the truth about Bethenny.’