Bethenny Frankel Makes Excuses For Her Narcissistic Brutal Attack on Luann de Lesseps #RHONY

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Bethenny Frankel doesn’t like birthdays. Any Real Housewives of New York fan knows that. But who knew she hated holiday parties with equal, ferocious gusto?

This week, after Bethenny arrived at the Dorinda’s Berkshires holiday party, she unleashed hell on earth. Her target? Luann de Lesseps. Now, I’ll grant you that Luann was trying to insert herself into the Skinnygirl mythos. But Bethenny is a sharp cookie. She could have easily downplayed this and chided Lu. Instead, she became passive aggressive and started digging in. And when Luann mentioned that Bethenny’s haircut was very similar to her own—it was on!

“I walked in and it was game on. I still had my coat on, and I was in the ring. The hair comments were just bizarre. Let’s just say that I copied Luann strand for strand. Now what? Compare our beavers? I was just confused.”

No, B. I don’t think anyone was suggesting a beaver competition. She could have handled with this with humor or even ignored it and switched up the direction of the conversation. Instead, she took it as an attack by the Countess.

“Then the Skinnygirl convo. Well, we know how that worked out with John and Sonja, so three was definitely not a charm. Luann never lets the truth get in the way of a bad story, and I was just set off.”

Maybe Bethenny feels so defensive because she’s still in the middle of a contentious divorce. Always in attack mode, her hand on the trigger and ready for perceived threats, she’s going to slay anyone who goes after her business, no matter how insignificant the slight. But the trouble is, she overreacted and made a fool of herself on in the process.

“It was like I drank truth serum and just decided to rail into her and honestly tell her exactly what I and everyone says about her behind her back. And I mean every Housewife, new and old, who possessed the ability to speak and express themselves.”

While Bethenny claims to actually like Luann, she’s tired of the bullshit the Countess likes to sling.

“Truly, I don’t even mind Luann. She can be good fun. Her little act about me spending the summer at her house and her taking me into her family entails me going to one dinner and one daytime boat ride. Now we’re members of the mafia together… I speak the truth. The good news is that Luann is resilient, and I don’t think it hurts. Luann is a survivor.”

Because Luann can bounce back from that argument doesn’t make it acceptable to talk to people like that. Saying your truth with dignity is all right. Screaming accusations at the top of your lungs in another person’s home is not okay.

Now, onto Coco, the world’s shittiest dog!

“Otherwise, Ramona‘s dog was hilarious. It is so her. Literally this past weekend she came over, I showed her my brand new, never-driven car and she scratches the door by opening it and banging it against a stone wall. Then she blames me for parking too close. Ramona is vintage Housewives gold.”

Oh, but wait. Bethenny isn’t through with Luann yet.

“Sorry about Jules‘ dad. Luann seemed real concerned. Evidently my calling her a slut trumped the poor girl’s dying father. Gotta love Luann. She has her priorities straight. I also love that she (Lu) felt the need to point out that Tom wanted her, not Ramona… They may or may not have slept together, but I saw them on a date, and they were digging each other. He was making the rounds. Luann saw him out, said “me next” and the rest is history.”

First came the sour, now comes the sweet. With another little swipe at Luann because Bethenny can’t seem to help herself.

“All kidding aside, everyone deserves to be happy, and I genuinely hope Luann is happy with Tom. No shade. She was with dozens of men this summer searching, and I really would be happy if she found the one.”

I don’t believe Bethenny was kidding about anything. She admitted in the episode that she was behaving like a raving lunatic, so why doesn’t she just apologize for her obnoxious behavior. You guys know I have a soft spot for the Skinnygirl, but this episode was a low moment. She grew up with crazy, she should know crazy. And her behavior was insanity.

So what’s your take? Was Luann deliberately pushing buttons or did she just want to get a little of the Bethenny shine for herself. Was Luann’s apology text sincere? And did this episode feel like a movie about a girls’ weekend gone bad? I’m just waiting for a lip synching montage and my life will be complete.


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