Is Bethenny Frankel plotting her exit from The Real Housewives of New York City?
Following a dramatic eighth season of the Bravo reality series, the Skinnygirl mogul is reportedly planning her "exit strategy" as she confirms upcoming changes to her personal and professional life.
“I’ve been definitely distancing myself from the show this summer,” Frankel admitted during an 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," she continued. "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.”
Frankel went on to explain the difficulties of having some of her co-stars' lives kept private.
“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.”
For more of Bethenny Frankel, tune into The Real Housewives of New York City's eighth season reunion continuing next Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 9 p.m. on Bravo and check out the rest of her interview below.