New York’s ‘Real Housewives’ Cast Update: Andy Cohen Denies Bethenny Frankel Has Editing Privileges

New York housewife Bethenny Frankel was said to have gained access to footage before it airs in a recent report. However, according to the Real Housewives creator, Andy Cohen, the rumor is 100 percent false.

On June 7, Page Six spoke with Cohen, who denied Frankel has any say in what airs on the New York-based show.

“She has none. As a matter of fact, she gets the episode when everyone else does. We send the ‘Housewives’ the episodes the week before. She has absolutely no say. I’ve said to [Bethenny] this season, ‘Oh, you’re not going to like x, y or z. You look like a beast!’ But she has nothing to do with editing, she has no knowledge of what’s going to be in the episodes, she has no warning.”

Frankel and Cohen have been close for years, so for some, thinking he may have given her the upper hand when it comes to how she’s portrayed on the series wouldn’t be too far fetched. Plus, Frankel is a millionaire, and certainly doesn’t need the series, so thinking he may have lured her back with editor rights appeared plausible. Still, Cohen claims Frankel has no access to the New York series’ editing room.

Cohen also claimed none of the other New York housewives have any say in what makes it to the show.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, Cohen recently spoke about Frankel’s return to the New York series, which was made official in October of last year. According to a Bravo report weeks ago, Cohen said he and Frankel are closer as friends when she’s not a part of The Real Housewives of New York City.

“I think it’s easier to be friends with her when she’s not on Bravo. She’s a Housewife now, and I don’t want to treat her any differently than any of the other Housewives and she knows that. Our friendship went on the back burner when she started shooting.”

Although Cohen and his New York star haven’t been as close in recent months, he couldn’t be happier about her return to The Real Housewives of New York City after her three-year hiatus.

“She’s so funny. She’s so her. It’s wild seeing her back in. She comes back in and it just feels like she’s home again.”

The Real Housewives of New York City Season 7 airs on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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