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Luann de Lesseps Says She Hasn’t Talked To Bethenny Frankel Since She Exited RHONY

Luann de Lesseps hasn’t talked to former friend and co-star Bethenny Frankel since the SkinnyGirl mogul left the Real Housewives of New York.

“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.”

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?”

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

Thoughts on Luann’s comments? Are you surprised Luann and Bethenny haven’t spoken? Do you think Bethenny will eventually return to RHONY?

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Source: Us Weekly

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