Here we go again!
Bethenny Frankel’s back at it. The star is, yet again, threatening to quit the show, but this time it’s serious. Last week, we let you know that rumors of her departure were floating in the ether, but now they’re looking more and more legitimate as the Real Housewives of New York’s Season 10 premiere draws closer.
Insiders are now saying that Bethenny is really quitting this time ― or, at least she’s telling people she is ― and that producers and the rest of the cast are looking forward to her departure.
Here we go!
Another day, another rumor that Bethenny Frankel is taking her full, final, legitimate leave from Bravo and The Real Housewives of New York. Radar Online’s sources are saying that “Bethenny is telling anyone who will listen that she’s quitting [the show].”
Of course, these new tips are coming on the heels of a similar report last week in which Daily Mail dropped dropped similar news about the star.
“It all began with Carole [Radziwill] calling time on their friendship,” a production source dished to Daily Mail when the rumors started. “She’d had enough of being perceived as Bethenny’s puppet and she said enough was enough.[…] They had multiple arguments over the period of filming, the worst when they filmed in the Berkshires.”
Apparently Bethenny’s vicious feud with Carole ― a blowout Bravo has been teasing for some time now ― as well as the mounting tensions between the other women and Frankel, led Bethenny to call the producers and beg to be relieved from her filming duties. The insider said that her request was denied and she was “forced” to continue filming the show, even though the rest of the Housewives would like to see her go as well!
“[The cast feels] they’d all be better off without her as she’s no longer the funny, smart girl next door that everyone liked. She’s become mean and entitled and she belittles the other women…,” an insider told the publication.
Maybe this time?
This time around, the Radar sources are echoing the sentiments of previous insiders. “Every season she says she wants to quit, but this year the producers were like, ‘Let us know how you want to write yourself off the show,’” the source told the publication. “All the producers want her gone.”
They also let slip that the cast members share the producers’ sentiments ― perhaps even more so than they did a week ago.
“The cast members are all fine with the fact that she may be leaving,” the source said. “They’re sick of her bad attitude.”
Radar also said that an insider revealed previously that the cast doesn’t “like the pressure of her coming in hot and ready to take them down one day and then being fun and loving the next.”