It seems that Bravo has officially closed the door on Bethenny Frankel.
Over the years, the Skinnygirl founder has been highly outspoken about the network that made her a household name. The former New York Housewife was most recently critical of Bravo’s decision to break the Real Housewives of New York into two shows.
Bravo announced its plans to re-boot RHONY with an all-new cast in March. The network also revealed plans to create a spinoff show dubbed RHONY: Legacy that will feature past cast members of the franchise.
Naturally, Bethenny was very outspoken about this news
“Many of you have been asking me for a response to [the] Housewives announcement,” Bethenny said on her Just B podcast. “So a couple [of] weeks ago, I got a text from, you know, the powers that be in the Bravosphere saying, ‘Is there a chance? Is there a chance? Just asking, is there a chance?’ Meaning, would I come back.”
Bethenny admits she “didn’t understand” the premise of RHONY: Legacy, adding that Andy Cohen’s revelation about the spinoff show “wasn’t really an announcement.”
“I know from a bunch of producers and people in the industry that they’re casting the show of new people and that they clearly don’t know who the show of old people will be because I was asked to be on it,” she continued. “So it’s not been crafted. So it felt like, sort of, a half-baked announcement. I didn’t really understand it.”
When it came to the possibility of her returning to RHONY, Bethenny didn’t say yes or no but admitted that she didn’t think Bravo could afford her.
“When asked, I say, ‘There’s a number, but I don’t think you can afford it,'” she quipped.
A new report reveals that despite Bethenny’s claims, Bravo turned down her most recent offer to return to the network.
“Bethenny feels she deserves a big payday, but they didn’t bit,” an insider told Star Magazine.
The insider continued, “Bravo doesn’t want her back that bad.”
As for the Big Daddy of Bravo, the source said, “[Exexutive] Andy Cohen is over her diva antics.”
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