During an intense argument with LuAnn de Lesseps on ‘RHONY’s Season 8 reunion Sept. 14, Bethenny Frankel says she doesn’t ‘want to do this anymore’ before walking out. So does this mean Bethenny won’t be returning for Season 9? Watch the video here!
During the episode, Bethenny tries defending how she handled the situation involving LuAnn de Lesseps‘ fiance kissing another woman. But when Andy asks her why she told Ramona and Carol about it before telling LuAnn, Bethenny loses it.
LuAnn says Bethenny told the girls before her so “they could talk about me behind my back and make me look like a village idiot.”
“I think I explained it pretty well on the show. I explained that I don’t know if she’s the person that you’re supposed to tell. I think this brings up a concept of, ‘Would you want to know?’ and Luann ultimately said she’s not the person who wants to know,” Bethenny fires back.
But LuAnn’s not happy with that answer. As seen in the video above, she says, “Of course I want to know. I want to know in a respectful way from a dear friend who has my best interests in mind, OK? Not from somebody who doesn’t respect me, who called me the names that you did, and then on top of it, shares it with me [after] the whole world.… That’s not a girl who’s looking out for me. That’s a girl who has her own agenda.”
And that’s when Bethenny reveals she’s had enough. “I’m going to leave,” Bethenny tells the group. “I don’t want to do this anymore.” She then gets up and makes a shocking exit!
Typically, we wouldn’t be too worried, but Bethenny recently hinted at wanting to exit the show for good. “I’ve been definitely distancing myself from the show this summer,” Bethenny admitted during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight. “It was a long year – it’s definitely work. I’m glad that the audience is enjoying it, but I’ve left it behind. It was very, very negative and I didn’t enjoy it at all. Something very dramatic happened … that questioned my integrity. If someone questions my business or my integrity I take it really seriously — I don’t just gloss over it. So I think that maybe the fun and light Bethenny that people expect, with the quips and the comebacks weren’t there.”
She then added, “You have 50 percent of the cast that has a whole taboo, police line, ‘do not cross’ section of their life that is not discussed on camera and never has been. For legal issues and liability issues, Bravo doesn’t need to bring it up and it’s a difficult line to ride, and that may be why I don’t come back.”
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