Luann de Lesseps is sounding off on Bethenny Frankel’s exit from the Real Housewives of New York. And she’s got quite a bit a to say.
During Jenny McCarthy‘s Sirius XM show on Monday, October 28, the Real Housewives of New York star shared her extremely polarizing opinions on the SkinnyGirl mogul.
In one instance, Lu is complimenting her former co-star, and in the next, she’s slamming her. Talk about hot and cold!
“I was shocked. I was, you know, surprised and not surprised in a way because I think that she is in a relationship that I don’t think she wants to bring around on the show,” Luann explained, referencing Bethenny’s exit and her relationship with boyfriend, Paul Bernon. “She’s a lot of fun. She can be really nasty. She’s very funny. Those are the people you kind of get up for in the morning, because they challenge you. I always held my own with Bethenny. Her and I have always had this, up and down kind of relationship, and she’s not an easy person to manage. I just feel like that part; I’ll kind of miss. It’s challenging. I found a kind of fun in it. Listen, I’ll miss her, but at the same time, when you’re around her, it’s like walking on eggshells.”
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“I think the whole cast is relieved, in a way, and it also leaves breathing room for other women to shine and show their personalities because a lot was Bethenny coming in and kind of stealing the show. But guess what, she can’t steal our show,” Luann said.
However, Luann didn’t stop there. She then attacked how Bethenny left the show. It’s rumored that Bethenny blindsided Bravo and the RHONY cast when she quit the show out of nowhere just days into filming the newest season.
“Hell of a way to leave a show that’s been so good to her,” Luann said, revealing Bravo and the RHONY cast found out through Instagram. “Let me tell you when she tanked in her talk show; she came back with her tail between her legs to ‘Housewives.’”
She added, “God, if I had a dime for every Skinny Girl party I had to promote, and then she can’t even promote my cabaret show and be happy about it.”
“This season is amazing, and I can’t wait for everyone to see the new season. It’s better than ever,” Luann confessed. “Our new housewife is really great. I can’t really talk much about her except that she’s a great addition to the cast. She’s got a story; she’s got back story. She’s an interesting woman; she’s smart; she’s successful.…It’s not easy. You’ve got to have balls!”
Thoughts on Luann’s comments? Do you believe that the RHONY cast is revealed Bethenny left the show? Should Bethenny have handled her departure from the show better?
Source: Us Weekly