Bethenny Frankel was “hated” off “Real Housewives of New York” after the third season and brought back to add some zip to flagging ratings in Season 7. Now, she’s reportedly on the outs again for her alleged diva behavior.
Things reportedly started going south on the show when Frankel and castmember Carole Radziwell had a falling out. Radziwell thought Frankel was treating her like her personal meat puppet.
Seems the other girls took Carole’s side, leaving Frankel fuming, according to London’s Daily Mail.
Frankel was ready to give up the show, but when producers refused to let her quit, she decided to get even, much to her castmates’ disappointment.
“They feel they’d all be better off without her as she’s no longer the funny, smart girl next door that everyone liked,” a source told the newspaper. She’s become mean and entitled and she belittles the other women as well as the crew. It all began with Carole calling time on their friendship. She’d had enough of being perceived as Bethenny’s puppet and she said enough was enough. They had multiple arguments over the period of filming, the worst when they filmed in the Berkshires. Carole and Bethenny once did everything together, now Carole wants nothing to do with her.”
The story may, or may not, be contrived to generate interest in the show. Much of the drama on the Real Housewives series is often done for ratings.
In any event, Frankel has no plans to quit the show, according to reps for Bravo and the reality television personality.
And, why should she? Frankel acts like the show would fall apart without her and producers apparently agree.
She’s the highest paid castmember yet she’s the least available.
“Here is the highest paid cast member constantly saying she is unavailable or too busy and then we see her on yet another vacation or out at her Hamptons home,” a source told The Mail.
“It’s beyond frustrating and a slap in the face to the other women who always make themselves available to film – as it is their job.”
‘She doesn’t even do it on the down-low – she blatantly does it without a care in the world. Her Instagram story is an F-U to everyone who is doing their job. Yet when she is called on her behavior she freaks out and can’t take it.”
Frankel hasn’t hesitated to spice up the show. On more than one episode, she’s flash her trash on camera. (See Photo)