There’s a thin line between fact and fiction.
In the tell-all book Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of The Real Housewives From the People Who Lived It, author Dave Quinn shed some interesting light on Carole Radziwill and Andy Cohen’s friendship.
The former Real Housewives of New York star claimed she was NEVER friends with her former Bravo boss.
“Back in Season 5, I think they were firing like four of the women and Andy was looking for women to take their place and I knew him. The idea that Andy and I were like BFF’s was a manufactured idea in the press and it kind of took on a life of its own,” Carole stated.
It turns out whatever Carole and Andy’s relationship was completely ended after she left the NY Housewives franchise. Upon her exit from RHONY, Carole shared on Instagram “If you were doing something that was forcing you to do things that went against your own value system would you walk away regardless of the pay.”
Andy shared his feelings on Carole’s exit statement in Quinn’s tell-all, saying, “Carole’s post basically implied that she was leaving a really toxic situation. It really rubbed me the wrong way because I really felt like I had changed her life. She is not the person I used to know.”
As for Carole, she noted that “Andy went ballistic.”
When Not All Diamonds and Rosé was released, Carole slammed Andy’s insinuation that he changed her life. She insists that Real Housewives changed his life more than it ever changed hers.
“Just another man telling a woman she ought to be more grateful. Housewives changed Andy Cohen’s life, not mine. And Bravo built a 100million dollar franchise on the backs of women. Let’s not get it twisted,” Carole tweeted.
Just another man telling a woman she ought to be more grateful. Housewives changed Andy Cohen’s life, not mine. And Bravo built a 100million dollar franchise on the backs of women. Let’s not get it twisted. ??? https://t.co/bvUecnT5Ua
— Carole Radziwill (@CaroleRadziwill) October 20, 2021
Eventually, Andy fired back on an episode of Radio Andy saying, “Well, I mean, she is right in that the show and the women completely changed my life. Without the housewives, I would not be where I am as I’ve said to anyone who will listen. And I’ve said it in all of my books. So if she says her life has not changed at all, then her life hasn’t changed at all.”
He added that “99 of 100 housewives, would probably say the show changed [their] life.”
“It certainly changed [my life] and I could not be more grateful to the show,” Andy quipped.