Meredith Vieira called out Bethenny Frankel for lying about her return to The Real Housewives of New York City on Tuesday’s episode of her talk show.
According to a Radar Online report on January 13, Frankel appeared on The Meredith Vieira Show on January 12, two months after she told the host she had “no deal” in the works with Bravo for a return to the reality series.
“Why would you lie to me? Or as they say on the Housewives, Why would you lie to me b***h?”
As the site noted, Frankel had denied her Real Housewives of New York City return for months, despite Andy Cohen later admitting they began talks over the summer. Either way, Frankel wasn’t going down without a fight.
“Listen, b***h! Did I say I have no deal to go back on Bravo, did I say that? I was not lying. No, this is truth. I had no deal to go back on Bravo and you know, Meredith Vieira, with your own talk show, that if you don’t have a deal and it’s not signed the deal can fall through at any time.”
Also during her interview with Meredith Vieira, as E! News reported, Frankel discussed her thin frame.
“Well, I was sick over the holidays. I don’t know, do I look bad? Do I look like I need to eat a burger? I don’t know. I feel like, ‘Who cares?’ They are always going to say something. I do have a brand called Skinnygirl, so I am going to get beaten up for it. It would be bad if I were overweight and had a brand called Skinnygirl, could you imagine?”
Bethenny Frankel and the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City, including Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, and LuAnn de Lesseps, will return to Bravo for season seven later this year.
After news of her return was announced, Frankel released a statement via her blog.
The statement was as follows, via the Inquisitr:
“After many years of hesitation, I have decided to return to my roots on ‘The Real Housewives of New York City.’ I have been through a long and arduous road since my departure, and I’m finally coming out on the other side. It finally feels right to go home again. After my talk show ended, I really had doubts about ever going back to television. I’ve been through a lot personally, and I wasn’t sure I wanted to expose myself to any more public scrutiny. That said, I’ve been so fortunate to be able to connect with the audience and inspire them to fulfill their wildest dreams. I learned a lot about myself through that experience. I really need to be able to express myself freely and creatively; I like when no two days are the same, and I don’t thrive when being filtered or edited.”
The Meredith Vieira Show airs on NBC.
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