Carole Radziwill has officially parted ways with the Real Housewives of New York. The reality star, who has been a part of the show for years, just shocked fans by announcing her departure after Season 10. While Radziwill says she is leaving to continue her career in journalism, inside sources claim that she left because of Bethenny Frankel.
Radziwill and Frankel have been good friends ever since the Skinnygirl mogul rejoined the cast a few seasons ago. But that all change this year when Frankel broke off their friendship and seemingly made enemies with Radziwill.
Although Radziwill did not mention Frankel’s name in her official departure statement, sources believe she would have stayed if not for Frankel’s bullying ways.
“Carole quit because of Bethenny! She’s a liar and a bully,” an insider dished to Daily Mail.
My thoughts & prayers are with all the pets named Baby who will no longer be seen on TV. https://t.co/gIgyIBqigB
— Danny Pellegrino (@DannyPellegrino) July 25, 2018
The source added that Radziwill felt like Frankel picks somebody to bully every season, and this year she and Dorinda Medley were the targets. Medley and Radziwill don’t think they did anything to upset Frankel, whom they believe is out to discredit them and bring them down.
While Frankel has been bashing their accomplishments, everyone else knows that she only made it because of RHONY and constantly promotes her brand every season.
The rest of the ladies are mad because Frankel gets away with bullying every season and producers are always kind to her in the editing room.
Per the insider, most of the cast of RHONY would rather see Radziwill stay than Frankel, though that will never happen given Frankel’s pull with the network. In fact, Frankel will likely stay on for as long as she wants.
Radziwill released an official statement about her departure this week. The RHONY star, who has been on the show since Season 5, told fans that she wants to concentrate on building her career as a journalist.
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Carole Radziwill announced her departure from #RHONYC ” after six seasons and a falling-out with Bravo superstar Bethenny Frankel. It’s unclear whether Radziwill was fired from the reality series. pic.twitter.com/r6vS64xzvC
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Although she has had some pretty good seasons, Radziwill admitted that it is nice leaving her enemies in the dust, which was a clear dig at Frankel.
Of course, there may be other reasons why Radziwill is leaving the show. Some insiders claim that Radziwill’s departure had nothing to do with Frankel. Instead, they claim that she is in talks about starting her own reality series on Bravo that would showcase her skills as a producer and journalist.
Carole Radziwill has not confirmed these rumors, though it would not be that surprising if she got her own show.