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Real Housewives Cast ‘Relieved’ Bethenny Frankel Left Show, Says Luann de Lesseps

The Real Housewives of New York City cast is "relieved" that Bethenny Frankel has left the famous show, says co-star Luann de Lesseps.

The Countess Luann de Lesseps- The Real Housewives of New York City

The Real Housewives of New York City's cast is "relieved" that Bethenny Frankel left the show, says Luann de Lesseps. Bethenny is one of the people in Luann’s life who helped her go into a rehab center for her drinking problem, thought Luann never did seem to thankful for her help.

As reported, The Real Housewives of New York City's all-star, Frankel, made it official once again that she would be leaving the hit show once again - this time for good. Frankel detailed her reasoning behind the move, saying she wanted to focus more on the Skinny Girl business and try to spending more quality time with her daughter. Frankel was an original cast member of the show when it aired back in 2008. While this is not the first time that Frankel has left the show, fans are hoping she will have a change of heart once again, as she is a fan-favorite.

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The countess had voiced her concerns regarding Frankel and is now revealing that she is rather “relieved” that the straight-talking housewife had decided to leave the show.  While speaking with Jenny McCarthy on her SiriusXM radio show (via People) de Lesseps talked about how Frankel’s exit had affected the newest season of The Real Housewives of New York City. The self-proclaimed etiquette queen said at first, she was "shocked" to hear the news about her friend, but after filming thinks the latest season will be "better than ever." The reality star went on to say she was both surprised and not surprised by Frankel’s decision as she had been hinting at it for a while. Frankel had been dating boyfriend, Paul Bernon after the loss of her friend Dennis Sheilds. The Countess went onto explain that Frankle did not want to bring her relationship into the show’s storyline. She said, "I was, you know, surprised and not surprised in a way because I think that she is in a relationship that I don’t think she wants to bring around on the show." 

Luann De Lepes The Real Housewives of New York City

She continued to explain, "Bethenny is, I always say, she’s a lot of fun, she can be really nasty … she’s very funny." de Lesseps continued, saying that she did enjoy the "challenge" Frankel brought into the show’s dynamic. "Those are the people you kind of get up for in the morning ’cause they challenge you." She revealed, "And I found kind of fun in it … I’ll miss her, but at the same time when you’re around her it’s like walking on egg shells." Luann explained, "I think the whole cast is relieved in a way, and it also leaves breathing room for other women to shine and show their personalities." The cabaret star said that the girls' group chat exploded with texts after Frankel announced the news because they were not informed previously.

With Frankel leaving again, as Luann said, it opens up the door for some of the other housewives to step in and step up with their personalities. Fans still have Ramona Singer who is known for her pointed tip words that come with the nickname, "Singer Stinger" and socialite Tinsley Mortimer who will hopefully land her self a man so she can unfreeze her eggs that are in storage. Fans can tune in to the new season of The Real Housewives of New York City, which will air sometime in the new year, to see how Frankel's departure will affect the new season.

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Source: People

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