Bethenny Frankel’s podcast is not something that Luann de Lesseps will be subscribing to any time in the near future.
The alumna of The Real Housewives of New York City, who is 57 years old, referred to Frankel’s forthcoming ReWives rewatch podcast about the Bravo series as “a very desperate situation.” Frankel, who is 52 years old, launched the new endeavor on Friday.
In an interview that aired on Friday on the Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino podcast, she said, “Well, I believe that she’s trying to steal the celebrity of Housewives in order to keep her plot going.” “It seems like she’s grasping at straws to come up with a plot for herself, and she’s thrown Housewives under the bus a million times before.
“I recall that at one point, she wouldn’t even mention the phrase ‘Housewives,'” said de Lesseps. “It was so embarrassing for her.” If a dissatisfied housewife were to start a podcast about other housewives, I really doubt that anybody would listen to it.
Following her departure from RHONY at the end of season 11 in 2019, De Lesseps pointed out that the Skinnygirl entrepreneur has distanced herself from the brand and has been seeing “s—-s on the program” more often since her leave.
“That indicates that she is going to talk trash about us on her petty podcast that she does about the Housewives. Because of all of her unsuccessful pivots that she’s attempted after the Housewives, it’s quite depressing and pitiful that she needs to fall back on the Housewives “De Lesseps said. “She has tried everything but Housewives, and none of it seems to work; thus, she is going back to Housewives.”
Frankel had previously hinted to the podcast in an interview with PEOPLE. At the time, she said that she did not want to relive the drama: “That is a domain in which we do not operate. I wanted to record a podcast about rewatching a show, but I didn’t want to copy anybody else’s format. I didn’t just want to watch a program from the beginning over, scene after scene.
Frankel proceeded by saying, “So then I thought, ‘How could I do this in an intriguing way?’ — not simply having another Housewife speak about it to me as others do, but rather diving further.” “Therefore, it is not about the low-hanging fruit rubbish that other people take away from it; rather, it is about the actual dynamics that are going on beneath,” which I think to be more intriguing anyhow. “So it’s truly about the genuine dynamics that are going on underneath.”
De Lesseps does not believe that RHONY: Legacy will bring her back to the franchise, despite the fact that Frankel has claimed that she was approached about doing so. During an appearance on Everything Iconic, she said, “No, I don’t believe there’s a world where we need Bethenny or truly want to see her on the program.”
Last year, Frankel stated that she “was literally [on RHONY] because of the money,” and that she ultimately quit the show because it was “just not what I wanted to be doing anymore.” Frankel has remained busy with her ventures in the alcoholic beverage industry and her work with nonprofit organizations.
On the podcast This Is Paris, hosted by Paris Hilton in April 2021, Frankel stated: “I left because it became not who I really was anymore, and you can’t do something out of fear.” She went on to say: “I didn’t want to be having those conversations; I didn’t want to be arguing about things that really don’t matter to me.”