Heather Thomson and her Real Housewives of New York City co-star, Bethenny Frankel, are reportedly at odds. With the Season 7 premiere just days away, a source claimed to Radar Online on April 1 that Frankel purposefully made Thomson look bad on the show.
Frankel “did everything possible to make [Heather Thomson] look bad in front of the other ladies,” an insider alleged.
“According to Bethenny, [Heather Thomson] is a total fraud, and has had no success in the business world. Heather’s status as one of the most popular cast members really irked Bethenny, and she set out to convince everyone that she was actually a phony mean girl.”
Although Frankel has always been a strong personality on the show, Heather Thomson has established herself with her fellow cast members and wasn’t going to let Frankel bad mouth her without fight back.
“[Heather Thomson] was warned that Bethenny had it out for her, and she fought back during filming. She is no shrinking violet and wasn’t going to put up with Bethenny’s antics.”
Heather Thomson was one of three wives who came aboard The Real Housewives of New York City after Frankel had quit. As fans will recall, Frankel left the show after Season 3 to pursue her own Bravo show, Bethenny Getting Married, which was later renamed Bethenny Ever After. As Frankel took fans into her life with Jason Hoppy and daughter Bryn, Heather Thomson, Aviva Drescher, and Carole Radziwill joined The Real Housewives of New York City, replacing Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, and Alex McCord, who were reportedly fired after Season 4.
As the Inquisitr reportedly earlier this week, Heather Thomson’s co-star, Frankel, has allegedly hired a personality coach in hopes of toning down.
According to the Page Six report, Frankel feared her brash on-screen antics and messy split from Hoppy may result in lowered sales for her Skinnygirl brand.
“She’s turned herself into a victim and been told by these coaches to be much more demure, and not be as harsh as she was.”
Frankel and Hoppy split at the end of 2012 and have been locked in a highly publicized divorce ever since. Although they have come to a custody agreement for their daughter, Bryn, they continue to feud over Frankel’s Skinnygirl earnings.
For more of Heather Thomson, tune into The Real Housewives of New York City on April 7, when the seventh season premieres at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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