Bethenny Frankel blasted rumors that she had a falling out with Carole Radziwill. However, her statement might cause more tension.
Nothing To See Here, Folks
The Skinnygirl founder has been reportedly fighting with her BFF, and Real Housewives of New York City co-star, Radziwill for a while. Frankel took the opportunity to put any brewing stories about her and Radziwill to bed.
"There's no fallout between Carole and myself. I really love Carole," she revealed matter-of-factly in an interview with TheFix.
Frankel espoused the benefits of long-term friendships too, noting that most of her friends were the ones who have been with her for 30 years. She also advised how difficult it is to form lasting relationships while in the reality TV spotlight.
The Feeling Isn't Mutual
Although Frankel has had kind words for Radziwill, the same might not be true of her BFF. The tension, which was teased in the newly-released season 10 trailer of the hit show, is very much real according to Radziwill.
"Over the course of the season Bethenny did things that were not qualities consistent with that of a close friend," she said.
The former journalist went on to explain that Frankel's behavior pushed her to change her expectations of their friendship.
The first rumbles of trouble between the two women began last month. Reports that they turned against each other while filming the latest season of the show hit newsstands.
Frankel was reportedly jealous of Radziwill's friendship with Tinsley Mortimer and felt left out.
The Worst Is Yet To Come
The tension came out onscreen in the April 11 episode of RHONY, when Radziwill wasn't sure if she should be staying with Frankel on an upcoming trip to the Hamptons. The Skinnygirl founder wasn't present when Radziwill ran the New York City marathon, although Mortimer was there to cheer her on.
Frankel explained her absence on Twitter, saying she was abroad celebrating her birthday and that she wished she could be there. Radziwill responded with a link to donate to the charity for which she ran the marathon.
Radziwill has also been responding to fans online who are questioning her issues with Frankel. According to Radziwill, Frankel is lying.
Meanwhile, cast-mate Dorinda Medley teased the upcoming feud in an interview with ET, promising the best is yet to come and that the battle between the two women will take place over eight episodes.
She was quick to note, however, that the two women will make up because their friendship is real.