Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps did not attend the season ten reunion because of her return to rehab, and during part one that aired last week, Bethenny Frankel revealed that she was part of de Lesseps’ intervention. The revelation came when host Andy Cohen asked Frankel if Dorinda Medley had a drinking problem (and Medley warned her to be careful with what she said), and the Skinnygirl mogul replied, “Don’t worry, I’ve been through one intervention this weekend. I’m not doing one tonight.”
The RHONY cast filmed the reunion just days after de Lesseps announced she had checked into rehab for the second time this year.
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Frankel also said that she was “not qualified” to talk about Medley’s drinking habits, but she did remind fans of some of her co-star’s embarrassing behavior. She brought up the night that Medley got drunk in Puerto Rico and dissed Frankel’s partner. However, Medley said that she apologized.
“You apologized to the wrong person! You did not know who you had offended,” Frankel reminded Medley. “I have witnessed you not remember.”
According to Radar Online, it was at this point that Carole Radziwill and Ramona Singer ganged up on Frankel, and the heated discussion turned into a catfight. Singer jumped out of her chair and started pointing her finger at Frankel for not supporting her new skincare line, and screamed: “Why can’t you support me?”
During the first three seasons of RHONY, Frankel used the show to launch her Skinnygirl margaritas into a $100 million brand, and her castmates were happy to help her promote the product. But now that it is time for her to repay the favor, many of the women believe Frankel is ignoring them and being a hypocrite.
But Frankel explained that she hasn’t been supportive because she doesn’t think Singer’s business is legitimate, and then listed all of her past failed business ventures.
“Since the show has begun, there was Tru Renewal, Tre Faith, wine, hair extensions, a restaurant that never existed that she said existed,” Frankel said, “And currently, Ramona is still looking feverishly for a lab to create these products because they don’t exist yet.”
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Frankel also said that she is speaking around the country to women about business, and she doesn’t think it is ethical to pretend in front of fans that they can easily get the hair extensions or go to these restaurants.
The women also attacked Frankel for criticizing them in the media, with Medley saying that Bethenny Frankel “bashed” her every chance she got.
The drama isn’t over yet. Part two of the Real Housewives of New York City reunion will air next Wednesday night on Bravo.