Bethenny Frankel Leaves ‘Real Housewives’

It’s official: Bethenny Frankel is no longer a part of Real Housewives of New York.

The reality star opened up to Us Weekly about her decision to leave the show:

Last season was scary and painful. It took all of the joy out of it. My gut’s saying not to be part of this cast.

Rumors started floating around last week that Bethenny wouldn’t be joining the cast of RHONY when they began filming the fourth season of their hit show on September 20.

Luckily for Bethenny, she has already found success outside of the Real Housewives franchise: Her new reality show on Bravo, Bethenny Getting Married, had the highest rated debut for a new Bravo show. Hopefully we will be seeing more of Bethenny on her spinoff show but there has been no official word on a second season.

Bethenny quickly became a fan favorite on RHONY for her sarcastic remarks and lovable personality. However, the third season of the show focused on the intense feud between Bethenny and her co-stars Kelly Bensimon and former BFF Jill Zarin.

Watch clips of Bethenny and Jill’s feud from last season below.

No word on if all of the other New York Housewives have signed on for a fourth season.

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