The Real Housewives of New York City‘s seventh season premieres on Tuesday, and on Monday, Bethenny Frankel spoke out about her reality return.
Frankel was one of the original housewives when the Real Housewives‘ New York-based franchise premiered, but left after the show’s third season to pursue her own series. Bethenny Getting Married, which was later renamed Bethenny Ever After, ran for three seasons on Bravo.
On April 6, Frankel spoke to the TODAY show’s Savannah Guthrie about her Real Housewives return.
“It feels like I’m going back to high school — like a high school reunion.”
Although many have claimed Frankel only returned to Real Housewives after other opportunities were slim, she claims her decision to return to the show was based on her desire to reconnect with the women.
“I was offered ‘Shark Tank’ and ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and ‘Cinderella’ — but I wanted to go home again… I’m so glad that I waited, because I’m really enjoying it.”
As the Inquisitr reported earlier, Frankel’s Real Housewives drama only starts at what’s going on between her and her co-stars. In addition to the Skinnygirl mogul’s on-screen drama, she’s also dealing with troubles from her estranged husband Jason Hoppy.
On Monday morning, a source reported that the former Real Housewives couple was feuding over a possible premiere party at the Tribecca home they purchased together years ago. According to the Radar Online source, Frankel wanted to host a party where she and her friends could watch the seventh season premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City, but unfortunately, Hoppy wasn’t having it.
“Bethenny wanted to have a few close friends over to the Tribeca loft she shares with Jason and Bryn to watch the RHONY premiere on Tuesday night. The show starts at 9 p.m., and Jason didn’t want to have an apartment full of people on a school night disrupting Bryn’s sleeping. Jason told Bethenny to take the party somewhere else, and she wasn’t happy about it.”
The former Real Housewives couple has feuding for years since their late 2012 split. Although the couple claimed, at that time, that they intended to make their split amicable, their divorce quickly turned messy after both parties filed for full custody of their daughter. While their custody issues were hammered out last year, they continue to battle over Frankel’s Skinnygirl earnings.
The Real Housewives of New York City Season 7 premieres tomorrow night, April 7, at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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