Carole Radziwill is setting the record straight about what really happened between her and former bestie Bethenny Frankel. In an appearance with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, the Real Housewives of New York star slammed Frankel for telling lies and said she was only trying to be “a good friend.”
Radziwill and Frankel have been close for the past few seasons of RHONY. Their friendship inexplicably fell apart this season, however, and the ladies don’t even talk any more. They also stopped following each other on social media. While we still don’t know what caused the rift, Radziwill wants her fans to know that she isn’t at fault.
According to People, Radziwill told Cohen that everything Frankel has said about her this season is categorically false. The reality star has been watching the season unfold just like every other fan and can’t believe how Frankel has been acting towards her.
She also claims that Frankel has been spreading lies about her, including when she commented about her friendship with Tinsley Mortimer. Radziwill admitted that she and Mortimer are friends but said they aren’t as close as Frankel made everyone believe.
“I was being a really good friend,” Radziwill told Cohen in the interview. “…I had sent her flowers when Cookie died, wrote a lot of checks for her charity. I was just being a really good friend.”
Frankel has not revealed why her friendship with Radziwill deteriorated in what has been one of the strangest falling outs in recent memory. Frankel has hinted that things turned south after Radziwill started hanging out with Mortimer, though Mortimer has denied that she played any part in the feud.
In fact, Mortimer recently opened up about her friendship with Radziwill and assured fans that Frankel’s beef has nothing to do with her.
Mortimer added that she sincerely hopes Frankel and Radziwill eventually make up and move on with their friendship. After all, the two have been great friends ever since Frankel returned to the show and it would be a shame to see their friendship die out completely.
Unfortunately, it sounds like the two have a lot of things to work out before they can start the healing process. We can only hope this happens before this season calls it a wrap.
Fans can watch Carole Radziwill and Bethenny Frankel’s friendship fall apart on new episodes of the Real Housewives of New York, Wednesday nights on Bravo.