Bethenny Frankel has confirmed she is leaving RHONY ahead of season 12. She was an original cast member, then left the show for a while, then returned in season 7.
A source says she want to focus on being a mom to Bryn and also she doesn't need the money and has other things going on.
To my NY hwives: GO GET EM! I had to go since I’m the only one that is actually married...that’s how crazy this ride is. You are all amazing, beautiful and strong. Spread your wings and fly! Xoxo @ramonasinger @CountessLuann @TinsleyMortimer @SonjatMorgan @dorindamedley— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) August 23, 2019
Bethenny shared this goodbye on her twitter, however don't fret, she's not married to her new boyfriend. She was just joking about still being legally married to her ex (apparently?)
Bethenny's full statement:
“I have decided to leave the Housewives franchise to explore my next chapter. It’s time to move on and focus on my daughter, my philanthropy and my production partnership with Mark Burnett, producing and starring in shows which represent a shift in the conversation for women. With the changes in modern culture, I want to highlight the strength, confidence and unstoppable power that women have."
"My experience at Bravo has been an incredibly magical ride. I am so grateful to them for highlighting my entrepreneurialism and allowing me to pave the way for many women to achieve their goals. I am excited for my future. The best is yet to come.”
Bethenny Frankel quitting 'Real Housewives of New York City' has ruined my day, my year and my life. Please respect my privacy at this time.— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) August 21, 2019
sources: 1, 2, 3
Are you sad to see Bethenny leave?