Bethany Frankel famous for her appearance in the Real housewives of New York City continues to stun on screen even after bidding farewell to RHONY in 2019.
The reality TV star on a TikTok video, opened up on the reason she exited the popular Bravo franchise after season 11 in 2022.
According to the 52- year-old Skinnygirl founder, she had to leave the show regardless of the money that was being offered to her. She stated; “if I stayed, it would have been because of the money. I left because I wanted to leave. I was ready to leave, and I used a technicality deal point as my excuse."
“I had just lost someone very close to me, and I went to work when the show came back," she continued. "I didn't want to. Pros play hurt. I'm a professional. I show up on time, I deliver. That's my reputation in business.”
At that time, the star noted that a new point was added to the Housewives stars' contracts, making it so that they "won't be paid" if they failed to appear in an episode for one reason or another.
However, she mentioned she was confident she wasn’t going to break the rule saying "I already knew that I'm a professional and there would just be no situation where I wouldn't show up for work.”
But according to her, that little clause was her breaking point as she was already looking for an excuse to back out of the show due to her mental health and as far as excuses go, this was a pretty good one.
In her own words; I knew that I showed up for work every single day when I experienced a tremendous loss. So, obviously, I'm going to show up for work under any circumstance, she said. There can be no more extreme circumstance and that the little, tiny, minute detail that would have never come to pass, it was the impetus. That was the catalyst that just said, 'Boom. Not going back.
Frankel appeared on RHONY's first three seasons as a main cast member. She eventually returned for season 7 but left for good after season 11, saying she was ready to embark on her "next chapter."
"It's time to move on and focus on my daughter, my philanthropy and my production partnership with Mark Burnett, producing and starring in shows which represent a shift in the conversation for women," said Frankel, who shares 12-year-old daughter Bryn with ex-husband Jason Hoppy. "With the changes in modern culture, I want to highlight the strength, confidence and unstoppable power that women have. My experience at Bravo has been an incredibly magical ride."
"I am so grateful to them for highlighting my entrepreneurialism and allowing me to pave the way for many women to achieve their goals. I am excited for my future. The best is yet to come," she concluded.
Bethenny Frankel may have left Bravo, but as far as comebacks go, she is definitely still keeping the spotlight on herself.
The former Real Housewives of New York City star is now starring on CNBC show Money Court, dishing out advice to young business owners who are struggling to succeed using her background as an entrepreneur to offer solid aid.
Apart from her appearances on Money Court, Frankel is also digging back into her past with a new (and buzzy) podcast, ReWives, which tells the story of how she got casted in the Real housewives of New York City, and her rise to fame.