It’s safe to say that Bethenny Frankel’s exit from the Real Housewives of New York was a big part of the storyline during the new season premiere! That being said, the cast members did not hold anything back when it came to making their opinions on her sudden departure from the show known.
In light of the comments they all made on the RHONY season premiere, Bethenny was quick to clap back at her former co-stars.
As a reaction to the episode which aired on Wednesday, she said on Extra that ‘The beginning of the show was the proverbial middle finger to me. The women have definitely had some unpleasant things to say about me, but I wish them well.’
It sounds like Bethenny wanted to keep things as classy as possible on her part.
The ladies reacted to her exit on the season premiere episode in various ways, however.
For instance Luann de Lesseps exclaimed when the news appeared on her phone that: ‘What? This is ridiculous!… I can’t even believe this!’
Dorinda Medley similarly also stressed that the news of her exit were ‘ridiculous.’
It sounds like everyone was pretty shocked and disappointed that Bethenny would not tell them about her exit beforehand.
Instead, she announced it on August 21, via Variety.
While on the phone with Ramona Singer, Tinsley Mortimer, said: ‘She never said anything about maybe not being back.’
Ramona on the other hand, threw some shade at Bethenny while chatting with the show’s producers.
She mimicked a snore and told them that: ‘I don’t know why we even have to acknowledge it. It’s so stupid, be better without [Bethenny] because everyone will be freer in spirit.’
Another clip had Luann arguing that: ‘It’s really hard for me to say that I’ll miss her all that much — but as they say on Broadway, the show must go on — without you.’ Yikes!