“I have not. It’s been a minute,” Luann told Us Weekly on Wednesday, September 11. “You know, we film a long season and then when we have our time off, we’re all doing our thing. I’m busy with my cabaret show, she’s busy with her things, doing great things with helping out in relief efforts.”
She continued, “We’re all busy, and when we have a break we kinda do our thing and with our families and, you know, we tour and so we’ve both been very busy.”
Bethenny announced her exit from RHONY in August. The RHONY star’s departure shocked fans, Bravo, and her co-stars who were all blindsided by the move. Rumor has it Bethenny had “one foot out the door” when she 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.
“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.”
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I wanted to take a moment to write a personal note to you. I am so grateful to you for sticking with me through everything. You started this journey with me in my tiny apartment in my late 30s, wondering what would happen to me. I was broke, single, had no family and no idea what the future held. I had big dreams and I never stopped, but I honestly didn’t know if I would ever get here. You helped me to get here. I would read your letters and messages and grow from your struggles. You would give me your honest opinion about my products and projects and helpful advice about divorce, relationships, motherhood, miscarriages, health, and surviving the death of a loved one and almost my own. You have shared your ideas with me and I have been inspired by and learned from you. I am fortunate to have created a business and career that some people only dream of. I had a beautiful baby girl who is now 9 years old, and she has changed me as a human being. I was able to give back and help people all over the world who have been hit with the worst of unforeseen circumstances, which we will all continue together. GO for it. Whatever it is. Reach for your dreams in life and love and make the impossible happen, because it can happen and it WILL happen. Come from a place of yes and it’s yours for the taking. Thank you so much for your love and support. And stay tuned, you haven’t seen the last of me. There are many amazing things to come. I love you all and am so lucky to have you in my life! PS: New York City is still my playground. . ??xo?? . B
Speaking of Bethenny’s departure, Luann admits she was stunned by the news but is hopeful that Bethenny will eventually return to the show.
“I was surprised and shocked. I didn’t see that coming,” she explained. “But you know, I wish her well and you know, she’s gone before and come back before, so we’ll see what happens.”
And despite their past drama, Luann says she will miss Bethenny on RHONY, adding, “Who else am I gonna spar with?”
Thoughts on Luann’s comments? Are you surprised Luann and Bethenny haven’t spoken? Do you think Bethenny will eventually return to RHONY?
Source: Us Weekly