Bethenny Frankel says she's quitting 'Real Housewives of New York City'

Bethenny Frankel is quitting Bravo’s reality show The Real Housewives of New York City, the natural foods chef told Us Weekly. Frankel said she has rejected Bravo’s offers for her to return for the series’ fourth season. “Last season was scary and painful,” said Frankel. “My gut’s saying not to be part of this cast.” However, according to Us Weekly, Frankel is contractually obligated to make a few appearances on Real Housewives, which starts shooting Sept. 20. Bravo debuted Frankel’s spinoff show, Bethenny Getting Married?, in June to more than 2 million viewers.

UPDATE: A spokesperson at Bravo said the network had no comment about Frankel’s appearance on future seasons of Real Housewives or ongoing negotiations.

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  • alex

    She doesn’t need them, but she was my favorite part of the show so it’ll be a bummer to not have her on there.. as long as she has her own show i’ll be happy.

  • Liz

    I liked the friendship between her, Ramona and Alex. It;’ll be too bad she’s going.

    • Diggity

      The 3 of them should do a show apart from the toxic Jill, Countess and Crazy-Ass Kelly. I’d watch that instead.

      • sandasavi

        That would be a show worth watching, Bethenny, Ramona and Alex.

  • SaraJean

    Well, great.. now I won’t be watching RH of Jersey OR New York. Oh well.

  • JMC

    Can’t blame her.

    • Ramoments

      Yeah. I loved her but this is much preferable to acting fake with Jill at group dinners and either having to accept everything Jill said/did or talk about why she can’t be around her for a whole other season… damn you Jill for ruining the show with your big EGO!!!

    • KMA

      On Ramona’s FB there was a debate about Jill attacking Alex all season. Jill is old and can’t keep friends or make real friends. I just hope that Alex holds her own again this season.

  • Leann

    She was definitely my favorite cast member. I’m going to hate see her go. I wish her all the best in her endeavors off camera!

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  • KC

    awww…loved Bethenny. I don’t blame her though.

  • Ben

    I’m confused. I thought that this was known far before this season’s finale even aired?

  • New Yorker

    Can’t they all go away? They are nothing but sad fame seekers who don’t do anything worthwhile! Please let her go quietly away!

  • Dani

    As long as I get my weekly dose of Bethenny I’m good. Don’t blame her for not wanting to go back – last season was brutal.

  • Sara

    She’s my favorite! As long as BGM is still on I’m ok. Will not be watching RH though. Oh well.

  • me

    Never watched it and don’t understand why these women woul dget paid to act like entitled a holes on TV. Something tells me her gut will improve if they increase her $$$$$$$$$$.

  • Sara

    Suits me fine. As long as I can still get my dose of Bethenny funny on Bethenny Getting Married, I’ll gladly skip the RHoNY phony drama and cattiness. (Especially if it means no moore Kelly!)

  • heej

    I hear Kelly has her own spinoff called “Kelly Getting Medicated?”

    • Kat

      Funny! Love Bethenny and I think she made the right decision. Very happy I can still get my dose of Bethenny in her delightful show, which is refreshing compared tom the histrionics and mean spiritedness the HW franchise thrives on. Will probably still watch NYC b/c I do like Sonja and Ramona.

    • vineyarddreams

      Love it! :))

    • Jane

      I enjoy Bethenny’s show, and won’t watch RHNY, especially if Kelly is on it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dr laura

    Do you people have any real relationships?

    • Grace

      Didn’t you give up on the advice game?

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