Oh. My. Goodness! Breaking news! Bethenny Frankel officially has confirmed she will be returning to the Real Housewives of New York on her website.
The original New York housewife and Skinny Girl mogul announced her decision in a blog titled, “A New Chapter”.
“There has been a lot of speculation about my return to television and to Bravo in particular,” Frankel began, “Bravo and I have maintained an incredible partnership and relationship over the years, which is something I am very proud of and grateful for. It really is where it all began for me, and you can’t forget where you came from.”
Actually, unlike most former Housewives, Bethenny’s relationship with Bravo GREW after she left the show. She formed a true friendship with Andy Cohen and carried her own reality shows, “Bethenny Getting Married” and “Bethenny Ever After”.
“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. I also love the ability to be able to focus on all the many aspects of my life and my business, which a talk show didn’t allow for. Most importantly, I missed being on the journey with you all, who were there with me from the beginning.”
… is she about to say what we think she’s about to say?!
“When I joined The Real Housewives (originally named Manhattan Moms), I was financially, personally, and professionally insecure. Embarking on that adventure with you and with Bravo changed my life forever.”
What are you getting at, Bethenny?!
“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.”
ARE YOU SHOCKED OR WHAT?!
With a shout out to her fans and some sentiments from both the Eagles and Justin Bieber, Bethenny looked to the road ahead!
“The idea of doing the show feels exciting and refreshing, like it did at the beginning all those years ago. New faces, new circumstances, and in many ways, a new me and a new life. I am truly coming from ‘a place of yes,’ which is the only way to approach anything in life. This feels like the Eagles ‘Hell Freezes Over tour,’ but never say never.”‘
This is probably the most exciting housewives news I’ve heard in a LONG time. I don’t dislike the NY series, but it’s missing something. Carole and Heather are both interesting women with successful careers, Kristen has some fun in her interviews, Sonja and Ramona are a ditzy duo, and LuAnn has redeemed herself lately. Adding Bethenny’s quick wit and hysterical commentary to the mix might just boost this series to the top of my DVR.
Are you excited to hear that Bethenny is returning? Can you believe it!?