The success of Luann de Lesseps’ cabaret show may have gone to her head. The Real Housewives of New York star is reportedly at odds with many of her co-stars this season and even threatened to leave the show if producers invited Bethenny Frankel back.
“Her fights with Bethenny are so bad this season,” an insider explained. “Luann’s even threatened that if Bethenny comes back next year then she is not.”
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According to Radar Online, de Lesseps has been selling out her cabaret act, which has only added to her already inflated ego. With de Lesseps acting like a total diva, her co-stars are more annoyed with her than ever before, including Frankel. Sources say this is one reason why Frankel and de Lesseps fought during filming – and it doesn’t sound like they resolved anything.
De Lesseps’ questionable behavior comes after her embarrassing arrest in December of 2017. As fans will recall, the RHONY star got drunk at a hotel in Palm Beach and assaulted a police officer, for which she received a felony and two misdemeanors. Shortly after the incident, de Lesseps went into rehab and eventually agreed to a plea deal that lessened the charges.
As part of the deal, a judge hit the reality star with 12 months of probation. She was also ordered to attend AA meetings as part of her rehabilitation, though de Lesseps has not been following through with that commitment.
Luann de Lesseps Might Be Heading to Jail After Violating Terms of Her Probation — She's Drinking & Not Attending AA Meetings! https://t.co/MwcVjXVKmY#RHONY #RHONYC #LuanndeLesseps pic.twitter.com/AgEsp6RjsZ
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Although de Lesseps is burning bridges left and right, she does have one ally this season. De Lesseps’ good friend, Barbara Kavovit, has been spotted on the set of RHONY and is reportedly being groomed to be a new cast member in Season 11. Bravo has not confirmed Kavovit’s involvement this season, but her appearance would definitely be a major win for de Lesseps.
Bethenny Frankel has not commented on the rumors surrounding her feud with Luann de Lesseps and her future on the show.
Season 11 of the Real Housewives of New York premieres March 6 on Bravo.