As the Real Housewives exodus continues, former Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel is open to a potential return — assuming Bravo pays her the big bucks. During a Q&A last night on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Frankel revealed that she’s open to returning to the show, but it would first require some major salary and cast changes. “If you get my gate code and there’s a Brinks truck full of a lot of cash,” joked the former Housewife. “It’s all about the Benjamins, baby.”
Frankel has long been a staple of the RHONY universe, but in 2019, she left the show for good after two lengthy stints as a cast member (she appeared in Seasons 1-3 and Seasons 7-11). However, now that she’s a year and a half removed from the Bravo show, she may be open to returning. “[Would] you ever consider coming back to RHONY?” asked Andy Cohen on Thursday night, reading a fan question.
“I don’t know,” said Frankel, joking that it would require a ton of cash for her to even consider coming back. “Who knows? I have a different career now as a result of not being on. Different opportunities do come because of it.”
“It would have to be a different show,” added the RHONY alum. “And I have had ideas. But there would have to be a — clean the deck and it would be a different show. But I’ll tell you the idea if you sign an NDA.”
Cohen was intrigued, but he balked at the idea of signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement just to hear Frankel’s thoughts on the future of RHONY. “No, I’m kidding,” teased Frankel. “I tell you everything!”
Of course, Frankel has plenty of thoughts on other Real Housewives franchises as well, particularly RHOBH. When she was asked about this season’s drama between Denise Richards, who has since left, and Brandi Glanville, Frankel explained that keeping secrets on a reality show is a non-starter. “In that environment, which is not exactly real life or the way it always goes, you’re going to get sort of shredded if you’ve got something hidden,” she said. “So if you don’t want to be part of that, get the fuck out. And [Denise] did.”
Watch Bethenny Frankel mull a potential RHONY comeback above.
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