Nearly two years after walking away from the show that made her a household name, Frankel admitted that she made the decision after feeling that she no longer fit into the concept of the Bravo reality series.
“I left because it became not who I really was anymore,” Frankel explained, according to an April 12 report from ET Canada.
Bethenny Frankel Was Done Arguing With Her ‘RHONY’ Cast Mates
“It’s just not what I wanted to be doing anymore,” she continued.
According to Frankel, she no longer had any desire to continue to appear on the show because she simply didn’t feel like arguing with the other women.
“I didn’t want to be having those conversations… arguing about things that didn’t really matter anymore. It’s changed,” Frankel shared of the series.
Frankel was part of the original lineup of the show before leaving after season three, only to return for season seven.
‘RHONY’ Viewers Expect A Certain Format To Be Followed
Frankel went on to say that when it came to the dynamic of the series, viewers were used to seeing certain things from the group.
“People have a preconceived notion about it. How many charity events can we go to? How many friends can we not support on vacations? And how much drama do we want to avoid, and then go right into the drama on the vacation?” she noted.
Although Frankel is no longer a fan of the series, she appeared on eight of its past seasons.
Bethenny Frankel Joined The ‘RHONY’ Cast For Financial Reasons
Looking back at her initial decision to be a part of the “Real Housewives of New York City” cast, Frankel claimed she only agreed to join the cast because she was “broke and didn’t have anything to lose.”
As for her decision to return for season seven after her season three exit, which was followed by a short-lived talk show, Frankel said the decision was financially based as well.
“I was offered a number I felt I couldn’t refuse,” she said of her return.
Bethenny Frankel Was Making ‘A Lot’ Of Money On ‘RHONY’
“I managed to go back on very different terms, legal different terms… I was literally there because of the money. It was a lot of money at that point for me,” Frankel added.
The remaining members of “The Real Housewives of New York City” cast, including Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, and Leah McSweeney, will be joined by two new co-stars, Eboni K. Williams and Bershan Shaw, when the series returns for season 13 on May 4 at 9/8c on Bravo.