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Ramona Singer is ‘disappointed’ Bethenny Frankel didn’t tell her RHONY costar about her decision

Bethenny Frankel announced she is quitting the Real Housewives of New York City for the second time – ahead of the upcoming 12th season.

And according to Ramona Singer, Bethenny didn’t tell her former castmates about her decision to leave the show.

The 62-year-old reality star said she’s ‘only disappointed that Bethenny did not inform her co-stars she’s not coming back to the show,’ in an interview with People.

Candid: Ramona Singer says Bethenny Frankel didn't tell her former castmates about her decision to leave the show

Candid: Ramona Singer says Bethenny Frankel didn’t tell her former castmates about her decision to leave the show

Ramona said that she ‘respects the fact that Bethenny has decided to go on with other endeavors.’

Adding: ‘Bethenny found love in her life, and it’s fantastic that she’ll be taking the time to grow the relationship away from the cameras and to explore other business opportunities.’

Bethenny is in a relationship with businessman Paul Bernon.

Ramona also said to People that she wishes her well and that the show will go on: ‘The show’s a machine and it will continue on. We’re all just cog in the wheel. No one is irreplaceable.’

Moving on: Bethenny Frankel announced she is quitting the Real Housewives of New York City for the second time - ahead of the upcoming 12th season;

Moving on: Bethenny Frankel announced she is quitting the Real Housewives of New York City for the second time – ahead of the upcoming 12th season;

She said that when Bethenny quit the first time after season four, she also only found out through the press, adding: ‘She was upset we never congratulated her, but we were upset she never told us! And that’s how we feel now. There is a camaraderie among us as a cast. Love us, hate us, not like us – we are a team. To hear this from the press and not through her is upsetting.’

Bethenny revealed the news in a statement: ‘I have decided to leave the Housewives franchise to explore my 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,’ via Variety.

Adding: ‘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.’

Change: Bethenny revealed the news in a statement: 'I have decided to leave the Housewives franchise to explore my 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,' via Variety; pictured in a season two promo with Luann De Lesseps, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Ramona Singer, Alex McCord

Change: Bethenny revealed the news in a statement: ‘I have decided to leave the Housewives franchise to explore my 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,’ via Variety; pictured in a season two promo with Luann De Lesseps, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Ramona Singer, Alex McCord

Frankel first joined the reality series back when it premiered back in 2008 before exiting the series in 2010 during the show’s third season.

She then rejoined the show during its seventh season in 2015 and has been with it since.

She has also made guest appearances on ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ and starred in the spinoff shows Bethenny Ever After and Bethenny & Fredrik.

Frankel signed a deal with MGM Television and Mark Burnett back in March under which she will develop unscripted projects that she will executive produce and potentially appear on camera.

After the news, Bethenny took to her Instagram to write a personal note to all of her fans and followers.

Start: Frankel first joined the acclaimed reality series back when it premiered back in 2008 before exiting the series in 2010 during the show's third season; pictured in season one promo with Ramona Singer, Jill Zarin, Lu-Ann DeLesseps, and Alex McCord

Start: Frankel first joined the acclaimed reality series back when it premiered back in 2008 before exiting the series in 2010 during the show’s third season; pictured in season one promo with Ramona Singer, Jill Zarin, Lu-Ann DeLesseps, and Alex McCord

She said: ‘I wanted to take a moment to write a personal note to you. I am so grateful to you for sticking with me through everything. You started this journey with me in my tiny apartment in my late 30s, wondering what would happen to me. I was broke, single, had not family and no idea what the future held.’

Bethenny continued: ‘I had big dreams and I never stopped, but I honestly didn’t know if I would ever get here.’

‘You helped me to get here. I would read your letter and message and grow from your struggles. You would give me your honest opinion about my products and projects and helpful advice about divorce, relationships, motherhood, miscarriages, health, and surviving the death of a loved one and almost my own. You have shared your ideas with me and I have been inspired by and learned from you. I am fortunate to have created a business and career that some people only dream of.’

From the heart: Bethenny continued: 'I had big dreams and I never stopped, but I honestly didn't know if I would ever get here; pictured on her Instagram stories Thursday

From the heart: Bethenny continued: ‘I had big dreams and I never stopped, but I honestly didn’t know if I would ever get here; pictured on her Instagram stories Thursday

Personal: After the news, Bethenny took to her Instagram to write a personal note to all of her fans and followers

Personal: After the news, Bethenny took to her Instagram to write a personal note to all of her fans and followers

Adding: ‘I had a beautiful baby girl who is now 9 years old, and she has changed me as a human being. I was able to give back and help people all over the world who have been hit with the worst of unforeseen circumstances, which we will all continue together.’

Bethenny said: ‘GO for it. Whatever it is. Reach for your dreams in life and love and make the impossible happen, because it can happen and it WILL happen. Come from a place of yes and it’s yours for the taking.’

She concluded with: ‘Thank you so much for you love and support. And stay tuned, you haven’t seen the last of me. There are so many amazing things to come. I love you all and am so lucky to have you in my life! PS: New York City is still my playground. XO B.’

Bravo stars took to her comments to shared their reaction.

Thoughts: Bravo stars took to her comments to shared their reaction

Thoughts: Bravo stars took to her comments to shared their reaction

Dorinda Medley wrote: ‘Happy for you sad for the group x’ while Andy Cohen simply had a crying face emoji.

Kylie Richards commented with a heart and Tinsley Mortimer posted a series of kissing face emojis.

Gretchen Rossi wrote: ‘Beautifully said. Wishing you continued success my friend,’ adding a heart and a prayer emoji.

Fredrik Eklund of Million Dollar Listing New York wrote: ‘Wow.’

Luann de Lusseps posted a picture of herself with Bethenny and Jennifer Lawrence on Watch What Happens Live, adding: ‘It’s been a great run with so many memories. Wishing @bethennyfrankel nothing but the best.’ 

From the heart: Luann de Lusseps posted a picture of herself with Bethenny and Jennifer Lawrence on Watch What Happens Live, adding: 'It's been a great run with so many memories. Wishing @bethennyfrankel nothing but the best'

From the heart: Luann de Lusseps posted a picture of herself with Bethenny and Jennifer Lawrence on Watch What Happens Live, adding: ‘It’s been a great run with so many memories. Wishing @bethennyfrankel nothing but the best’

 

 

Daily Mail UK

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