Unlike many of her RHONY co-stars, who felt blindsided by Bethenny’s departure, Dorinda actually felt emotional over the news.
“When I found out Bethenny was leaving, I was sad. I actually wanted to cry,” Dorinda said. “There’s sort of a good old-fashioned aspect to her I love. She’s a true original ‘Housewife.’ It takes a brave and fearless person to do what we do.”
She continued, “And the great thing about Bethenny is that off-camera, she’s exactly like she is on camera.”
Dorinda went on to reveal that she and Bethenny are real friends and that their bond is special.
“We’re very good, true friends. And we’re two alphas,” Dorinda confessed. “The minute we realized we could run together in the pack, there was [a] relief. She’ll always be one of the OGs.”
This news may come as a shock to RHONY fans after Jill Zarin recently claimed that outside of filming Bethenny isn’t friends with any of the NY Housewives.
“Bethenny is the first to say that she doesn’t have a relationship with the girls other than filming, that it’s a job. I think she’s got enough freedom and choices now to move on and, you know, I always feel like Bethenny always knows when the party’s over. I think she feels it’s on the downswing, I’m guessing, and she never wants to be the last man standing,” Jill said on SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live.
Are you surprised by Dorinda’s reaction to Bethenny’s exit? Do you believe Dorinda and Bethenny are “true friends?” Thoughts on Jill’s claims that Bethenny doesn’t have a relationship with the NY Housewives outsit of filming?