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It seems as though all the wives from the “Real Housewives” shows either want to quit or want more money! Some of these shows are weird because they want a drama or fighting but they don’t want to pay the cast the same kind of money an actor would get and to be honest…I often think the fights and arguments are staged for rating…just like any other show!
Bethenny talked about her departure to Us Magazine,
â€œLast season was scary and painful,” she tells Us about why sheâ€™s rejected Bravoâ€™s offers to return for season 4, which begins filming Sept. 20, according to a source. â€œIt took all of the joy out of it.â€
Last season, Frankel, 39, continued to fight with rival Kelly Killoren Bensimon, but it was her intense feud with former BFF Jill Zarin that hurt her the most.
Zarin, 46, bad-mouthed Frankel to their castmates – and even tried to get some not to film with her (she has since apologized).
Frankel — who welcomed daughter Bryn in May with husband Jason Hoppy — tells Us she doesn’t “see any reason to go back.”
This summer, she debuted her own spinoff show, Bethenny Getting Married? The June 10 premiere attracted more than 2 million viewers — about the same as RHONY averaged in season 3 — the highest rated debut for a new Bravo show.
Though a Bravo insider reveals that Frankel is contractually bound to make a few appearances on RHONY next season, the network is still hoping that sheâ€™ll come back full-time.
But Frankel (whose empire includes books, Skinny girl margaritas and a Body by Bethenny DVD) tells Us, â€œMy gutâ€™s saying not to be part of this cast.”