Bethenny Frankel could be on her way out from the Real Housewives of New York City, according to a new report. Just days after her former bestie turned enemy, Carole Radziwill, announced she was leaving the show, it looks like Frankel could be next, but it won’t be voluntary.
“Bethenny plays dirty. She is in jeopardy of being fired. People don’t like her, and it’s all about your likability,” says an insider.
The source also says that other RHONY cast members — specifically Tinsley Mortimer, Ramona Singer, and Dorinda Medley — don’t like Frankel because of her diva behavior, like when she skipped the show’s premiere party earlier this year.
Radziwill claims she didn’t leave the show because of her feud with Frankel. She is “just moving on,” says an inside source, and she is also “in talks to get her own show that’s more of her brand, more in line with her news and journalism background.”
The source also says that Radziwill did not have any problems with her other co-stars and there was no catfight. Instead, the culture just became toxic, and the show started moving in a dark direction, and Radziwill believes that was because of Frankel, and she was over it. But, Radziwill wants the best for everyone, even the SkinnyGirl mogul.
Even though some of her co-stars and fans don’t like her, Frankel is still not afraid to speak her mind, and she is never at a loss for words. The 47-year-old is on the cover of the September issue of Money magazine, and in the interview, she said that some of the women on RHONY can’t afford the lifestyles they live on the Bravo show.
Frankel talked about many different topics and told the story of how she went from having $20,000 in credit card debt to selling her SkinnyGirl brand for $100 million. She also admitted that Real Housewives of New York City made her famous, and the first season was a crucial moment for her financially.
During season one, Frankel only made $7,250, but she made a deal that allowed her — instead of Bravo — to keep the profits from the businesses she promoted on the show. Frankel’s foresight led to her making millions, and she says that after that, everyone else on the show tried to “play catch-up” when they saw what kind of deal she made.
Dennis Shields’ ex- wife, Jill Schwartzberg, confirmed his death in a statement: “Dennis’ family is devastated by this terrible news. He was a loving father and friend. We ask that the media respect our privacy during this time of loss" https://t.co/EwGehkNkmf
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 10, 2018
Frankel also claimed that her RHONY co-stars “can’t afford the lives they’re living,” and if the show ever comes to an end, they are going to be in some trouble. She didn’t name names, so it isn’t clear if she was referring to one person in particular or the entire cast.
In other Bethenny Frankel news, she is reportedly devastated after her on and off BF, Dennis Shields, was found dead in his apartment yesterday from an apparent overdose.
New episodes of the Real Housewives of New York City air Wednesday night on Bravo.