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REPORT: Did Bethenny Frankel Quit ‘Real Housewives of New York’ Over a “Contract Dispute?”

Rumor has it, a “contract dispute” was the real reason Bethenny Frankel exited the Real Housewives of New York just hours after the cameras began to roll for season 12.

According to a Page Six source, Bethenny had “one foot out the door” when negotiations with Bravo, for her ninth season, started. The SkinnyGirl mogul  “was confident there were options out there for her. She’s happy in her personal life with [real estate exec and film producer] Paul Bernon.”

Bethenny allegedly went into negotiations and threw out a big number to see if Bravo would bite. They didn’t, which is when Bethenny issued a statement to Variety announcing her departure from RHONY.

Apparently, it all happened so fast that RHONY producers didn’t even know until they read about it on social media.

“I have decided to leave the ‘Housewives’ franchise to explore my next chapter,” Bethenny said in a statement to Variety. “It’s time to move on and focus on my daughter, my philanthropy and my production partnership with Mark Burnett, producing and starring in shows which represent a shift in the conversation for women. With the changes in modern culture, I want to highlight the strength, confidence and unstoppable power that women have. My experience at Bravo has been an incredibly magical ride. I am so grateful to them for highlighting my entrepreneurialism and allowing me to pave the way for many women to achieve their goals. I am excited for my future. The best is yet to come.”

Days after her departure, Bethenny got emotional in a post on her Instagram stories. The SkinnyGirl mogul explained her decision to leave RHONY  and thanked fans for their support. She also made it known that she’s “rooting” for her former co-stars as they head into a new season.

The Real Housewives of New York will return to Bravo for season 12 in early 2020.

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Source: Page Six

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