Happy birthday, Bethenny! On this week’s episode of ‘Real Housewives of New York,’ we’re celebrating Ms. Frankel’s big day, which means it’s Heather’s turn to put the enemy in frenemy with the Skinny Girl.
On the April 28 episode of Real Housewives of New York, it’s Bethenny Frankel‘s birthday, which gives everyone a whole lotta reasons to fight with one another. Specifically, Heather Thomson has quite a few bones to pick with B’s birthday party guest list. Elsewhere, Sonja Morgan and Carole Radziwill are being their typical cougar selves, and Dorinda Medley continues to question her relationship with her boyfriend– and it may or may not be revealed that she’s a “chubby chaser.” Check out a full recap!
Happy Birthday, Bethenny
Heather says that she had a great conversation with Bethenny, and thinks they should all give her another chance and have dinner together. Fine.
So what’s Carole been doing? Uh, well, a guy in his 20s, apparently. Remember the chef from LuAnn de Lesseps‘ house in the Hamptons? Well Carole went out with him and had a few tequila drinks, followed by a “gummy bear.” She wasn’t sure what was in it, but “I was tripping my head off.” She then finishes the story, which culminates with her puking in a pedi cab. God, I love Carole.
Carole’s boo wasn’t turned off by the puke, because they’ve been hanging out. Not a problem, other than the fact that he used to date Lu’s niece. So obviously, Carole’s kept her new lover to herself.
Catching up with Bethenny, it’s her birthday and she’s having a low-key celebration, wearing a not at all low-key jumpsuit. First to arrive at Beth’s dinner is Sonja, who is also having fun with a young beau, whom she’s brought as her date. Ramona shows up next, followed by LuAnn and Carole.
Sonja’s plus one invites his roommate, which Bethenny does not approve of. “Your plus one can’t have a plus one,” Bethenny says. “It ends there.” Regardless, Bethenny makes a toast declaring how happy she is. Sure.
Ladies Who Lunch
At Kristen Taekman‘s apartment the next day, she gives Heather a call to arrange a playdate and catch up. Heather tells Kristen about Beth’s party, and she’s clearly upset about her lack of invite. “What’s her beef with me?” Kristen asks. She starts to feel sad, until she asks her maid whether she’d feel bad in the same situation. The maid responds, “who cares?” Ugh, so wise.
At Dorinda’s, we’re hanging out with her and her annoying daughter Hannah. Hannah tells Dorinda, point blank, that she thinks her mom is a “chubby chaser,” and then Dorinda reveals that Hannah and her boyfriend John don’t get along. I wonder why.
Onto Ramona Singer, she’s finally starting to enjoy her freedom as a single woman. In fact, she’s getting involved in the restaurant business. Well, she may have ulterior motives. She meets with the owner of a bar who’s attempting to woo her into investing. Turns out, the Singer Stinger might have a little crush. “I’m technically single,” she says. That you are!
Back to Carole and her fella, the two go out to play pingpong (he clearly doesn’t want her to forget how young he is). Carole seems to really like the guy, though, and she adds, “I never expected to meet someone like that in LuAnn’s kitchen.” Speaking of, LuAnn now knows Carole’s got a beau, but she still doesn’t know how close to home he is– her home to be exact.
Uptown, Dorinda and John go out to dinner. They’re bickering and it’s bo-ring. They start to get into John’s differences with Hannah, which immediately angers Dorinda. “When Hannah’s here, where am I?” he asks. Sorry, John, but this is her daughter, and you’re her boyfriend of a couple years. I get your frustration, but you’ll never be number one. “Don’t be a baby, she’s my baby,” Dorinda says, pretty accurately.
Heather & Bethenny Go Head To Head
At a different dinner, Heather has invited Bethenny, Dorinda and Carole to get together. Surely this will go well. Bethenny quickly tells Dorinda that she saw her boyfriend partaking in late night club shenanigans. Don’t worry though, the topic quickly turns to death. “Bethenny wants to rebrand death,” Carole says. Then, a beat: “I don’t think there’s any money in death, though.” Best line of the night goes to Carole!
The subject again turns, this time back to Dorinda’s daughter and boyfriend not getting along. The women are quick to tell her how bizarre it is to keep the two most important people in her life separate. Enough with the daughter already!
Thankfully, Heather brings some more interesting conversation topics. She tells Bethenny that Kristen revealed she was hurt by her lack of invite to her party. Bethenny, naturally, pretends to be sleeping because she is that bored by the revelation.
Well, the ball really starts moving from there. Dorinda admits that she too was a little hurt that Bethenny didn’t invite her. “I don’t even know you,” Bethenny says which, honestly, true. Bethenny keeps going, though, and she kinda admits that Heather was actually just Carole’s plus one, and wasn’t exactly invited herself.
Heather tells Bethenny that maybe, if someone tells you that you hurt them, you apologize. “Where’s your sensitivity chip?” she asks. “What a bitch.” From there, everyone gets pretty pissed, and they finish the evening eating sushi and sashimi in awkward silence. Ugh, I’m living for this dinner.
Should Bethenny have invited Kristen to her birthday? Are you Team Bethenny or Team Heather?