Looks like RHONY’s season 6 newbie, Kristen Taekman, isn’t too happy with the changes made for season 7 of the show and that includes bringing back Bethenny Frankel.
Season 7 of RHONY has been praised by other Housewives as being more realistic in its format, but Kristen doesn’t seem to agree with her co-stars. To make matters worse Kristen doesn’t think bringing back Bethenny was the right choice.
Kristen says that bringing back Bethenny along and adding new Housewife Dorinda Medley has caused a “huge change in the dynamic” of the show and has made it “less intimate.”
Kristen is not only frustrated with the format of the show she also found it difficult to “get to know” her RHONY co-star Bethenny. Kristen explains that Bethenny has been “standoffish” and is more worried about promoting herself and her brands than participating in the show.
“I thought that with Bethenny, it’s like you can’t judge a book by its cover,” clarified Kristen. “But I think my tune is changing a little bit. I felt that way a minute ago and now I don’t know. I can’t read the cover of the book anymore. I guess I don’t speak that language.”
“I feel like I was looking forward to really getting to know her and at this point I feel like that hasn’t really happened in a way that I wanted to,” Kristen further describes. Kristen does admit that she thinks Bethenny’s return is “great” for ratings.
Kristen also feels that eight full-time Housewives is too many and has caused divides and cliques to form.
“Some casts… were only like four or five women, so it’s more intimate. … If you’re a small family of four you can all sit down to dinner together and find out about your days,” Kristen tells the NY Daily News. “When you have a family of eight, you’re sitting down to dinner and you might not get down to the other end to find out what they did.”
I’m kind of shocked that Kristen isn’t so fond of Bethenny. I figured these two would get along best during season 7 of RHONY. At this point, I’m wondering who Bethenny will be friends with on RHONY because it seems like not too many of her co-stars are happy she’s back.
Is Kristen right about Bethenny? Are you surprised Kristen and Bethenny don’t get along? Are 8 Housewives too many?