Andy Cohen has a feeling that Bethenny Frankel will return to The Real Housewives of New York City! Bethenny announced her departure on August 21st, and that she wouldn’t be returning for season 12 of the RHONY. Bethenny is an OG of the RHONY, and this is her second time leaving the show. According to Us Weekly, Andy said, “I do hope and think that she will come back sometime. Who knows?”
Bethenny previously left the RHONY after season 3 before returning to the show in season 7. Andy explained, “She already left is what we need to remember. We were so lucky to have these last seasons with her on them. It was so fun to have her back, and she brought so much to the show that I am just living in the gratitude of her second return. And I will hopefully live in the gratitude of her third return.”
Andy hinted that Bethenny will still appear this season. Andy shared, “She’s so still a part of everything that’s going on that you almost could see her dropping in. It’s like, ‘Oh, my God! OK! Here’s Bethenny at a party. Bethenny is on this trip.’ You never know. I look forward to her in any capacity on the show, and I’m just grateful that she came back at all. We all should be.”
It’s been speculated that OG of the RHONY, Jill Zarin, could have made Bethenny leave the show due to the rumors that Jill is returning. Andy answered, “She’s not existent in this conversation.” On top of that, sources say that the two ladies have made up and are truly friendly again. They used to be best friends, then they had a falling out, but now they are on good terms. Bethenny was there for Jill when her husband, Bobby Zarin, passed away. Sources shared, “Jill and Bethenny have truly made up, and Bethenny has been there for Jill more than any other Housewife. Bethenny has spent a lot of time with Jill at her apartment and has called her every day. She has gone above and beyond for Jill and Jill is so grateful.”
Bethenny is keeping busy and is exploring her other opportunities. She shared in a statement, “I have decided to leave the Housewives franchise to explore my next chapter. 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.”
I have a feeling that Bethenny will appear this season from time to time, and I think that she will return to the show full-time again down the road. I wish her the best on all of her other endeavors and I will watch the shows she’s working on!
Thoughts on what Andy had to say? Thoughts on this all? Do you think we will see Bethenny this season? Do you think Bethenny will return to the RHONY? Will you be watching the shows Bethenny’s working on? What do you want to see during season 12? Share below!
Source: Us Weekly