Real Housewives of New York star Carole Radziwill may still be rooting for her strained friendship with co-star Bethenny Frankel, but she also wants to correct some claims Frankel made that Radziwill calls “lies, insinuations, and false characterizations.” This past week, the 54-year-old wrote a scathing blog post about her former bestie and shot back at accusations that Frankel made about why the two had grown apart.
In last week’s RHONY episode, the SkinnyGirl mogul said that she and Radziwill were on different pages, and claimed that she didn’t take any interest in her B Strong relief efforts. Frankel also said that it occurred to her that she and Radziwill didn’t have much in common, and her former friend was more like Tinsley Mortimer because Radziwill isn’t married, doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t have a career.
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Frankel also insulted Radziwill’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, photographer Adam Kenworthy, by calling him a “bit of an operator” because he asked for compensation to photograph Frankel when she went to Houston with her charity to help out with the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.
After watching the episode and hearing what Frankel said, Radziwill tried to set the record straight with a blog post and slammed her co-star in the process. She obviously was sad to be on the receiving end of Frankel’s insulting comments.
“Unlike Bethenny, I don’t need to be biting and self-righteous in order to make myself feel better, smarter, or more successful. I hardly recognize the woman on television shaming women simply for having different opinions and interests,” Radziwill wrote. “Since when is it ever okay to insult a woman’s accomplishments? Her career? Especially in 2018 when women have finally found the courage to speak their truth?”
She went on to write that, as a woman, it makes her sad to watch another woman – who she thought was her friend –talk behind her back with such cattiness and disrespect. But, it makes good television, and that is Frankel’s one true friend.
Radziwill also responded to Frankel’s claim that she doesn’t have a career by writing that she would put her resume up against Frankel’s any day of the week. She wrote that while the SkinnyGirl mogul was auditioning for B movies, she was traveling for ABC News and also wrote for national magazines. Radziwill said that the entirety of Frankel’s career – other than some minor success as a caterer – has been in reality TV.
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She also said that reality TV helped Frankel launch her SkinnyGirl business, so it has been very good to her. Radziwill says that Frankel has worked hard and she is happy to see that she is giving back.
But then, she made a dig at Frankel for claiming that Radziwill had no interest in helping out in Puerto Rico. She pointed out that she continues to ask about the work Frankel is doing but is only met with “out of control aggressive” responses.
Watch Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill’s friendship implode on new episodes of the RHONY Wednesday nights on Bravo.