Carole Radziwill is opening up about everything pertaining to her time on reality television. On The Real Housewives of New York City during season 10, viewers saw a shift in the friendship between Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill. Carole and Tinsley Mortimer developed a friendship on the show, but during the reunion she said that they weren’t that close of friends. Also during the reunion, Carole made some comments to host, Andy Cohen, when she thought he was being biased. Carole recently opened up about this all on The Jenny McCarthy Show – and she said that everything was not all that it seemed on the RHONY!
As far as her friendship with Bethenny, Carole said, “We were close when we met on the show. I would consider her a good friend and had up until the last season. None of what she was saying was true. I don’t know what, she was obviously constructing a storyline for herself that wasn’t based in reality.” Carole also stated that the storyline about her clicking with Tinsley was because not many people wanted to film with Tinsley. She said she hasn’t spoken to her since she left the show.
“I was a very good friend to [Bethenny]. That’s all I’m going to say. I supported her in her charities, I gave her a lot of money. I really cared about her. I was just being a really good friend to her. I think I was trying to establish some boundaries at the end and sometimes people don’t do well with that. I just wanted, it was just a little too much Bethenny and not enough Carole in the relationship. I didn’t blow that relationship up. Even when we were filming, I have text messages. It was definitely time for me to leave. I think at the end, if I’m being honest, I didn’t trust the process and that made me nervous,” Carole explained.
Carole said she had conversations with executives about leaving the show and that everyone agreed it was for the best. (Especially after the season 10 reunion.) Carole said, “After the reunion, it’s funny because the very first thing I did after the reunion was I called my accountant ’cause I wanted to know, ‘If I didn’t do this, how long could I go without a big paycheck? I think that’s where my head was at.” However; Carole said that she was never forced to argue with her co-stars or say anything in particular to them.
She said, “I didn’t fight that much. They don’t force you. I know that people do think that the producers tell us what to do or say, but they really don’t. The women are just enough sort of emotionally unbalanced and wanting to get attention that it just happens naturally. It just happens naturally that they start arguing in a way that they wouldn’t probably argue like that in their off-camera life.”
Recently on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Bethenny said that she ran into Carole at an event and that things were good. Bethenny had said, “I ran into her at a charity event a couple of months ago and we had a really nice time. I saw her at the bar, we had a conversation, we talked about Adam and just life, and it was nice. We actually just had a moment and it was clean. I like when things are clean.”
As for her “full of sh*t” comment to Andy, Carole said, “If I said it, it was true. And he was and he knew it. That was nothing. There was so much more that I’m sure that they didn’t air. That was really difficult. That was a turning point.” Carole said she didn’t like how Andy sided with Bethenny during the RHONY reunion, and she believes that some of the questions were even written by Bethenny!
Carole said, “Andy was supporting Bethenny in this way that was just… I’d never seen him in any other reunion do that. And it wasn’t just with me, it was with everyone. He’d ask these questions that really, Bethenny probably wrote.”
At the end of the day, Carole is happy with her decision to depart the show. Carole said, “I’m glad it’s over. I still am close with Dorinda Medley. She’s really a great woman, so smart and so clever. A really great girlfriend.”
It doesn’t seem like Carole will be returning to the RHONY in the near future. I’m glad she’s in a good place!
Thoughts on this all? Thoughts on what Carole had to say? Thoughts on Carole and Bethenny’s Friendship? Thoughts on casting for next season? Sound off below!