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Bethenny Frankel: NBC "Doesn't Have Enough Money" For Her to Do RHONY With Jill and Kelly

By Lulu and Moxleys Mom |

Bethenny Frankel just may prove my prediction that all the Real Housewives of New York City will return for Season 4 wrong. Because in a recent interview she couldn’t have been clearer: If Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon will be back, she won’t.  ”The whole of NBC Universal doesn’t have enough money for me to hang out with Jill and Kelly right now.”

And so can we assume she and Zarin didn’t patch things up? “We’re not friends. We don’t have anything to do with each other.”

She also dished on baby Bryn, her dog Cookie, breastfeeding in front of the crew and criticism regarding her baby weight.

On her dog Cookie: Her dog now protects Bryn the way she protects Bethenny. Cookie is like “Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard.”

On the crew seeing her breasts: She says her entire crew has seen her breasts since she’s breastfeeding and it’s “no big deal” because her breasts are like “milk devices.”

On losing the baby weight: She says her weight has become an “international scandal” and warns that pregnancy isn’t a “free time where you’re supposed to have five pieces of pizza (or cheesecake) and it’s not gonna show up somewhere.”

On which attributes she hope Bryn gets from her: Her “drive and sense of humor.”

On which Housewife would make the best babysitter: Ramona for a short stint because she is “neurotic” and would make sure to do everything exactly right and Alex for longer-term because she is “sweet.” Unsurprisingly, she’s not calling Jill and Kelly to watch Bryn…

See the whole video interview here.


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0 thoughts on “Bethenny Frankel: NBC "Doesn't Have Enough Money" For Her to Do RHONY With Jill and Kelly

  1. LittleMe says:

    I agree. As much as Bethenny would be missed on RHONY (there really is no show without her), I don’t blame her for not wanting to have anything to do with Jill or Kelly. Kelly, who has a history of violence, has a bizarre and scary obsession with Bethenny. And Jill is just plain nasty and manipulative and has done everything she can to try to sabotage Bethenny.

    Bethenny has a REAL career and a happy life. Why would she want to taint that by associating with Jill or Kelly? (And just look at how much better Bethenny’s new show is WITHOUT Jill & Kelly there to drag it down!)

  2. [...] After gushing about how lucky she is to have such a beautiful husband and baby, Frankel wraps up with a reminder to follow her on twitter, check out her web site and, most importantly, don’t forget to tune in to her new Bravo show “Bethenny Getting Married?” [...]

  3. mari says:

    Watching Bethenny getting married, Real Housewives of New York became how not to be with Jill and Kelly. Why watch it again? Glad she saw through Jill’s false apologies, and why have crazy Kelly around the baby. Good for Bethenny.

  4. Grey Flanelle says:

    I mean this in the nicest sense: Bethenny is a brand. She’s worked hard to define it and it has and will continue to pay off. Real Housewives NY will be fine without her driven by the Jill/Alex feud. This “fire them, I’m not coming back if…” is nonsense. They’re coming back with bells on.

  5. angelofdevs says:

    Real housewives, real psychological issues? Read, join the discussion and decide for yourself!

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