“The Real Housewives of New York” is going to get an extra dose of drama when Bravo’s hit reality show returns. Original cast member, Bethenny Frankel has CONFIRMED via her website she’s back for season seven.
“After many years of hesitation, I have decided to return to my roots on The Real Housewives of New York City. I have been through a long and arduous road since my departure, and I’m finally coming out on the other side. It finally feels right to go home again.”
The Skinny cocktail purveyor and children’s pajama-wearer famously left after season three. During that season, Frankel had feuded with Jill Zarin over Frankel ditching her friend over new found fame.
“I’m genuinely excited, with a side of slightly nervous, for my return to The Real Housewives of New York City,” she says in a statement. “Bravo has always been the place on television where I have the freedom to be unfiltered, honest and inappropriate, with an audience who has been with me from the beginning. I can’t wait to see what this next chapter brings for all of us. Watch what happens!”
Andy Cohen is also thrilled with her return. “Bethenny is one of the most popular Housewives in the history of the franchise, and I couldn’t be more excited she is coming home to Bravo!,” he says.
Sonja Morgan, Kristen Taekman, Heather Thomson, LuAnn de Lesseps and Carole Radziwill will all be back in season seven. The show has also reportedly added Helena Christenson, former supermodel, to the cast.