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Bethenny Frankel Talks the Group Hug at the RHONY Reunion and Why She Didn’t Join In!

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When we think of Bethenny we don’t think of a sweet, huggable friend. She’s more like the tough talking stand-offish type; therefore it was no surprise when Bethenny didn’t take part in the normal group hug at the end of the reunion.

If you don’t recall, at the end of the reunion Andy usually brings the ladies in for a group hug in an attempt to show that the ladies don’t hate each other (after screaming at each other for hours.) This year all the ladies came in,  that is minus Bethenny Frankel. So what was up with that? Speaking out, Bethenny attempts to show she’s not a complete cold person, but rather was thinking about the health of the group. Per Bethenny:

“I did not hug. I did have strep, and I had 102-degree fever so it wasn’t an option.”

Bethenny stated she did speak out during filming as to why she wasn’t getting up to join the hug; however the audio didn’t make the cut (probably to make her look even more like a b*tch!) Despite being too sick to join the hug, Bethenny was secretly thrilled to use it as an excuse adding:

“I remember – and you couldn’t hear me saying it – I did say, ‘Oh God, thank God I have strep.’ So I was happy to not have hugged.”

After battling it with Luann, Jules and every other lady (minus Carole) Bethenny stated even if she wasn’t sick she wouldn’t have joined (nice B!)

“I don’t double kiss. I don’t usually group hug. But I definitely don’t fake group hug, I’m not angry, it’s just – I’m not fake.”

I think Bethenny acted like she was better than everyone the entire season and her refusal in joining in the group hug (sick or not) further proved her point.

Do you think Bethenny was rude (more than usual) this season? Thoughts on her not joining in the group hug?

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