Bye bye, Bethenny
August 31st, 2010
05:01 PM ET

Bye bye, Bethenny

Kelly Bensimon and Jill Zarin are going to be short one frenemy when “Real Housewives of New York” begins filming again this fall.

Bethenny Frankel recently announced that she won’t be returning for the Bravo show’s fourth season.

“Last season was scary and painful,” she told Us. “It took all of the joy out of it.”

But Frankel has definitely been keeping busy. Shortly after she gave birth to her daughter Bryn, the reality star’s own show, “Bethenny Getting Married?” debuted on Bravo.

Will you still watch “Real Housewives of New York” without Frankel?

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  1. Dee

    Kind of retarded, now that she is an actual houseWIFE, she's not going to be on the "Real Housewives".

    October 21, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. vicky

    I will absolutely watch without Bethenny. I CAN NOT STAND THIS WOMAN. She thinks she's soooo cool, with her "check yourself before you wreck yourself" like she made that up. People call them Bethenny-isms she's fake and not cool. GO AWAY BETHENNY!!!!

    October 19, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sandiegomom

    No more Bethenny= no more me watching the show. I can't stand the rest of that group of disfunctional drama queens. I hope Bravo or someone gives Bethenny another show of her own! In the meantime, I think that I'll follow her on Twitter to get my "Bethenny-isms" fix.

    October 18, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Gina

    Jill and Bethenny, typical New York jews (it's all about the money). I stopped watching this show a long time ago.

    September 10, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Light in lalaland

    OMG I forgot the Brooklyn couple, whats her name and whats his name.... Alex and Simon! the 'gay' husband. They are magnificent! They may have upgraded their kiddie pool to full inflatable!!! lol

    September 6, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. Light in lalaland

    First of all, Bethenny was the most fun af them all up to the last addition, Sonya, she is worth watching, I don't care much for Jill or the crazy one... Kelly. Ramona is outrageous and the countess is so ridiculous i cannot stop watching. I like Bethenny in her new show, even though most of the time she was coo coo with hormones raging left and right. I believe the next installment will be awesome.
    Jill needs to shut her trap and Kelly needs serious therapy/reality check. Less Jill, less Kelly, that is what the show needs. Add a lesbian... hahahahahahaha! Hmm... famous lesbians in NYC, too many to choose from.

    September 5, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. liz

    I will not be watching now that Bethenny is gone, but if her own show continues I will love to watch that one. She is the sane one of the bunch. I would consider watching the real housewives of NY again if Kelly is taken off the show.

    September 5, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jan

    I love RHONY and will continue to watch. Bethheny's "brutal honesty" is merely her vulgar, sound-bite take on things. It deals only with her "truth" not the real truth. Good luck to her and her new family but the franchise will do well whether or not she's part of it.

    September 4, 2010 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. elle

    The show definitely will not be the same without her, but I will still watch. I want to see if Jill really did change and if it was for the better.... I loved watching Bethenny on the show. Those one liners killed me. I hope there will be more of Alex, Simon and Sonia. Ramona is the new Bethenny.... lol...

    We will miss you Bethenny!

    September 2, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kai

    Thank GOD!!!! I couldn't stand to listen to her frenetic rambling & blathering. I used my MUTE button more on this show than any other. Now that she and Danielle/HWONJ are gone maybe we can see some more interesting and less combative story lines. So sick of the catfights!

    September 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |


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    September 2, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ginger

      Caroline is another Jill Zarin. I won't be watching this show anymore, it is garbage since it started.

      September 7, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |


    September 2, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kathleen F.

    Bethenny WAS the show!!! Nobody had her talent, humor, comical zeal, timing, comebacks, like she has!! if so other housewives would have had their own show!!! I wont watch anymore. Jill is in in her own world, thinking she is the most important person on the show, Kellys an idiot, Alex is the only real one left... love her and Simon. Theyre zany, lovable, and I like them immensley.. as for the other Diva, money cant buy you class...

    September 2, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kym

    Good riddens......I hated her she is just a fame wh**e who only brags about her self, who she met, who she knows and desparately wants to be a star of some sort. If you try tweeting her sher only replys if you are a famous person or someone you can brag about. When I gave a negative comment and not praised her she blocked me from her twitter. She has a huge mouth and wants to be the only person in the room talking! She wants all eyes on her at all time. Last it obvious to me that she is EXTRMELY JEALOUS of Kelly! She wishes she was Kelly!

    September 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ginger.

      Are you kidding? Kelly is crazy, obnoxious. She has more teeth than a barracuda. She doesn't make sense when she talks. She can't even make pancakes for her girls. She definitely needs psychiatric treatment in a hurry.

      September 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Wil_1am

    Great! If she comes back to the show she will be proven to be a liar.

    September 2, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  17. dianne

    I most likely will watch, but it won't be the same without Bethenny. By far, she was my favorite, but in away, I'm glad she won't be returning. You could see how she had lost interest this past season. She lost a good friend in Jill, through all the back biting. I think she's better than the others. Why put yourself in that negative energy, if you don't have to.
    I wish you much luck, in your future Bethenny.

    September 2, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  18. jack wilkerson

    Betheny is only reason I watch the show. She is heads above all other cast members.She also is easy on the eyews. Wish you the best.

    September 2, 2010 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  19. Mary

    I WILL NOT WATCH SHOW WITH OUT BETHENY...BRAVO pay her in millions but get her in show ... I love betheny and hate rest of them

    September 1, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Laura

    I love Betheny...she is real entertainer n fun to watch...i will surely not watch the NJ housewives ....
    and i HATE Danielle from NJ Housewives...she is such is Bi***h...i will puke on her if she comes infront of me...n her friends whatever his name is bas***d...m sure they r hooked up...
    well i love betheny n god bless her duaghter Bryn.....

    September 1, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  21. cynthia bennett

    I will not watch the show because Jill Zarin is on it. That woman is so shallow. She married a man with an established business and fortune and she wants us to believe that she is such a hard worker. Last season was the last straw for me when her husband surprised her with a new car and all she did was complain! He should dump that woman! She is shallow and ungrateful. If it weren't for her husband she would be working at McDonalds!
    Bethenny, I wish you all the best. Your family is beautiful. Stay away from toxic Jill! Bless you.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ginger.

      Cynthia I agree 100% about Jill. I'm glad Bethenny cut her off her life.

      September 7, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Donna Taylor

    No, I will not be watching Real Housewives of NY without Bethenny. I feel that all of the women, except Ramona and Alex, were really mean to Bethenny and it was't fun to watch her cry so much last season. I heard that Alex got a modeling job, so will she be back? This cast of women are some of the most pathetic, back-stabbing women I have ever seen!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  23. JK

    Your all d0uche...

    September 1, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Roxy

    I wonder who the new enemy will be since Bethenny will not be there. She will be missed with her quirky sayings. They should have fired that Bensimmon chick!

    September 1, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Frank

    I miss 'Leave it to Beaver' 🙁

    September 1, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  26. KA

    I'll watch it- still a guilty pleasure- but it will not be as good without Bethenny. I'm sure it will start out grea and then get dull, making me lose interest. I love Bethenny, but good for her that she is focusing on her baby. She is hilarious, blunt, and tells it how it is. A REAL person; wow, what a concept on this franchaise?!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  27. Dort

    Watched season 1 but just couldn't take her 1980 one liners. She developed into a seriously snarky biatch. Team Jill.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  28. tar

    No, won't be watching this show anymore. after last season...kelly is crazy, won't watch as long as she is on.

    September 1, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  29. Horse

    Man, she is fugly, I wouldn't do her with JDs wang....

    September 1, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  30. JD

    So now we are stuck with crazy Kelly & the singing Countess! "Money can't buy you a voice!" I'm tuning out.

    September 1, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  31. Daniel Troppy

    This is one of the most unSTYLISH shows on any network.... horrible....

    September 1, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  32. Tim

    Not sure that I will watch without Bethenney. I absolutely adore her. Smart, funny and calls it like it is! Kelly and Luann equal dull and boring. Nothing at all exciting about either of them. Love me some Ms. Sonya!!!

    September 1, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  33. The_Anonymous_1

    I will definately be watching because I want to see how Alex does against the Treacherous 3 (Jill, Kelly and LuAnn). I like the 'new' more vocal Alex and want to see her hold her own against Jill, LuAnn and Kelly

    September 1, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  34. Jeri

    No way! Bethany makes the show, Jill and Kelly are boring and unoriginal. And the rest of the cast is vanilla.

    September 1, 2010 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  35. Ida

    I will watch because only the nuts are left and it should be a great train wreck with Jill beating up everyone, kelly being a nutcase that she is , who will the countess pick up today and what fight will Ramona get in today? The show clearly is at an end.

    September 1, 2010 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Kai

      I agree it may be a little less dramatic for awhile, but then some new crazy person will emerge to replace Bethenny and we'll be back to the usual antics. Maybe Kelly has a friend.......or they could bring on Danielle/HWONJ!

      September 2, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Mama Jo

    i love Bethannys show. i never liked RHoNY or NJ... i loove RHoOC!! 🙂
    so no i wont watch it, but thats cause i never liked it to begin with.

    September 1, 2010 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
  37. heather

    dc did come at the wrong time- not a good show. I've watched real housewives since it started with the teenagers od orange county. Dc is the worst. Ny is just going to get cheesy like that.
    The women try to hard in front of the camera.

    September 1, 2010 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  38. sugar mama

    Way to go Bethenny! Now you have time to focus on your own show: you get married, have a baby, bring it on! They should cancel HW of NY now and make Bethenny's show longer. I heart Bethenny!

    September 1, 2010 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  39. jane

    Thanks Bethenny is out. Dont like her at all. Kelly has more beauty n sophistication.

    September 1, 2010 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  40. MPA 2010

    OMG, wrong show Lady Ray3!

    September 1, 2010 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  41. Jose Rojas

    I'm so glad she's not coming back, got tired of her crazy mouth... I'm beginning to think that Kelly was right, Bethenny does have knifed on her tongue.

    September 1, 2010 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  42. Kelly

    Won't be watching that show anymore. She made the show!!!!

    September 1, 2010 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  43. Jeanette

    Omg who cares real housewifes what a bunch of crap. All you to is make rich people richer and have them air there stupid lives on tv. you ppl carve drama cause ur own lives suck. there not housewife when have u seen them do anything a housewife does like cook, clean and take care of there children. come quite living ur lives though those bad excuses for wifes, mothers and women get a live ppl they should all leave and raise there families right give me a break...."take them all off"

    September 1, 2010 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      How on earth would you know all this UNLESS you watch the show? Oh I know... you "accidentally" saw it ONE time... what a hypocritical loser.

      September 1, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Gena

    Bethenny is smart and funny and made the show. However if we see more of Simon wearing skin-tight leather pants or Kelly nutting up then I may watch! If you can't have smart and funny then you might as well have wacky and nutty, at least it's entertaining!

    September 1, 2010 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  45. butt licker

    No way she made that show! Hopefully they find someone equally as entertaining

    September 1, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |

    A Halo I agree with you completely!!! I Also dont ever post comments but I just had to thank you for speaking the Truth!!! ALL The Nastiness is not only ridiculous it is Very,very, Sad!!! Why cant we all focus on being Our Very Best and Loving each other!!! I Am working very hard to make God proud of me!!! GOD has given so much to all of us Dont you think it time for us to give back to Our Father? GOD is the Only One who really matters!! Who always is there to Love You when others let you down THINK ABOUT IT

    September 1, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  47. jozaine

    bethenny was my favourite...the show wont be the same without her

    September 1, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  48. a halo

    Why do people feel the need to comment on posts (and I don't just mean this one) and spew such bitterness. If you don't like the show then don't comment. This is the first time I've ever commented on anything like this but it's just annoying...aLl day long today I've seen people leaving nasty comments on every post. The nastiness in the world is ridiculous.

    September 1, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |

    I agree Bethanny is so full of herself and her big mouth only cosigns she has no class no matter how many books she writes

    September 1, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  50. Anne

    T.V. House wives of any state or county should be removed from television all together if U need reality in ur life pull ur heads out of the t.v. and take a walk down skid row... those people are all the reality anyone needs be thankful uve got homes and families that love you! play with ur overweight children when those shows come on then maybe this country would lose a few million pounds!!!!

    September 1, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  51. julia

    We love you Betheney!!! So glad that you have found love and blessed with your new baby!! We, your fans, will miss you on the show. "Ain't no sunshine when she's gone."

    August 31, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Bonny Greenballs

    Who cares?

    August 31, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • big al

      obviously you do if took the time to click on the link, read the article & comment.

      September 1, 2010 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  53. Jacob


    August 31, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  54. eszter


    August 31, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  55. patricia p lumaava

    I won't watch it as much. Betheney n Ramona were my favorite housewives. Betheney is better off doing her own thing. Do not like Jill n Kelly at all. Jill is full of herself n horse manure, Kelly has a lot of unresolved mental issues!!

    August 31, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  56. patsy lumaava

    Will miss Betheney very much! She was one of the reasons why I watch the NYH. Betheney is better off. Jill Zarin n Kelly Bensimon deserve each others company. Jill is full of herself n Kelly has a lot of unresolved mental issues. Ramona, Alex n the new housewife will be the only reason why I would watch it again. Good luck to Betheney n her new family!

    August 31, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  57. laurielee

    The show won't be the same and Kelly shouldn't be allowed back on the show. She is clearly unstable whether is it mentally unstable or due to some other physical condition.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Joannie

    I won't be watching, Behenny, was my favorite, I totally dislike Kelly

    August 31, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Aldo Spagnoli

    All the housewives are sooooo yesterday!.....I feel sorry for the DC gals....they came in at the wrong time.......

    August 31, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Lauren

    I seriously doubt that I will be watching without Bethenny! I would much rather Kelly be gone than Bethenny!

    August 31, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  61. dc


    August 31, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  62. portalpunk

    New news just came out on this, Bethenny will be joining the cast of Jersey Shore for season 3. Her nickname will be HochieKo.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Faith

    BETHENNY was the only bit of sanity, fun or brains of the NY show. She's not exploiting her daughter – she's happy for the first time in her life and she wants the world to know it. Not everyone is a Jon/Kate or Spencer/Heidi clone on TV, thank God! Bethenny's great! Hate on the idiots – not her!

    August 31, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  64. BeachGirl

    I won't watch at all anymore. I ONLY liked Bethenney and I HATE Jill's obnoxious personality.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Jimmy

    she is just plain annoying. Rhonj is way better.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Name*April Landsiedel

    Yes but it won't be as good! That's for sure!

    August 31, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |

    Seriously Allen, nobody cares about your himbo boyfriend

    August 31, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Jamie

    Damn, she's ugly!

    August 31, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Mike

    RHONYC pales in comparison to RHONJ 🙂 That reunion show last night was some of the best TV in awhile. At one point I thought Jerry Springer was going to make an appearance, can't wait for next week!

    August 31, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • ladyrae3

      I totally agree. I understand the other womens frustration towards Danielle she created this mess then wants to act scared. I love love love Caroline!

      September 1, 2010 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  70. katy

    Good riddance, bethany is annoying and she is exploiting her darling beautiful baby girl, these people should use thier heads and keep thier precious children innocent and away from the cameras. those poor babies of reality parents are going to grow up neurotic and have complexes.

    August 31, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Nilsa

    I personally don't care if she doesn't came back for another season of housewives. She really was and will be annoying.

    August 31, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  72. linda

    no i won't be watching it without BETHANNY. Too boring without her. I will be watching her show-much better!

    August 31, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Tepidsnow

    If she didn't have a second season of BGM, she would be back.

    I find it curious that she said in a number of interviews when her daughter was born that her daughter would not be a part of any show as it was exploitative. She specifically said that she was no "Jon and Kate".

    And what is was the second half of her show BGM about? Her daughter. There was not one show in which that new born wasn't seen. I do wonder how she will manage a second season of BGM without her daughter or has Bethenny changed her mind about child exploitation?

    August 31, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Antwerp

    August 31, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  75. allen

    That cool. we need more comments like this. i love shimeka clint0n and my daughter Christina Angelina Marabella Katzen christina d.0.b 8*16*08 love to my buttercup. Black is Beautiful. Peace.

    August 31, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Gray

    What great news! I couldn't stand Bethenny on RHONYC. Not that I am a big fan of the shows...but every now and then when I needed a lightheaded moment and was perusing the channels, I would keep it on. My boyfriend once came in while I was watching, and Bethenny was on the screen with the other cast members, and she was so whiny, annoying and not funny at all and he began to make fun of her and imitate her and it was just hilarious. He couldn't understand how anyone could take this crap seriously. Only a shallow, superficial, mean-spirited phony could appreciate Bethenny. The other women aren't so hot either, but even crazy Kelly is more likable than Bethenny. And no, for all of you freaks out there, I am not Kelly. Not everyone enjoys Bethenny and kisses her rear end like you people do. To me she is just plain old nauseating!

    August 31, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee Dee

      You're pretty nauseating too.

      August 31, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Black

      It is a dumb person like you, Gray that makes the show so good. You probably had to watch it to see just how far from reality you really are. And your bf shouldn't be watching this show let alone asking questions about it. Maybe instead of bashing EVERYONES favorite housewife you should re evaluate why your bf is asking questions about this show that is tailored for amazing women and gay guys. Hmmm if your not an amazing women then your bf must be a gay guy. We will miss you Bethany, Bryn is adorable and clearly Gray is jealous of you and your hubbys true love!!!!!!||

      August 31, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • gray

      you guessed it, i'm a d0uche

      September 1, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ginger

      I think your are wrong. Bethenny is beautiful, honest (she tells it like it is) smart, and a real friend. I'm very happy for her, on her marriage and her new baby girl.

      As for Jill Zarin, she is a very materialistic person. She wants to be the know it all. Kelly is crazy, she doesn't make any sense when she speaks. LuAnn has to come back to reality. Now Ramona, she is hilarioius. She too speaks her mind. Her husband and daughter are gorgeous. As for Alex, she is allright., has a nice family.

      September 7, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Joe

    why do people watch this scripted reality none of this crap is real. proof that if you put horse crap on a plate call it steak people will eat it.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • actually

      I agree with you. The problem is, we should be asking each other why the heck we're even here commenting on it...

      August 31, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • I concur

      The show has gotten so fake that it doesn't even look like a reality show anymore.

      September 1, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  78. Kyle

    Now I'll be able to watch again. Watching that woman with the pit bull jaw talk about herself constantly is like nails on a chalkboard.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • kyle

      you guessed it, i'm a d0uche

      September 1, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      Like yourself much – you post a comment, no one pays any attention, so the next day YOU come back and respond to yourself? Pretty pathetic, man. Besides, we all knew you were a d0uche anyway!

      September 1, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • jacktrndjoker

      comments like these are the ones i live for. thank you d0uche for making my day better. here's to u. *swigs wine

      September 2, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kai

      Good one, Kyle! At least a pit bull shuts their mouth once in awhile!!!

      September 2, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Lexi_23

    I will watch the show without Bethany for sure but i was hoping the next season would be all about Bethany and Jill making up:( I just wish these women would all be nice to each other.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Marta

    Now that she's a housewife she won't be in it???? I'll miss her, she made the show fun...

    August 31, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Amy

    The show will not be the same, as i think that Bethenny had the most level head on the show of these housewives. This should be an interesting dynamic without her, and the show won't be as funny without Bethenny's brutal honesty and comical impersonations. Best of Luck to her with her new found baby and happiness!

    August 31, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |

      I will no be watching without Bethany. She was my favorite housewife and it is just not going to be the same without her.

      August 31, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mckiss

      I agree--–won't be watching the show without Bethenny. Cannot stand that horrible Kelly. Nuts.

      October 25, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |

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