Andy Cohen Informs the “Rhony Legacy” Cast: When Will Bethenny Get Back?

A real start-over! Andy Cohen said that the cast for the upcoming Real Housewives of New York City spinoff, RHONY: Legacy, is “close” to being finalized.

When asked if Bethenny Frankel would come back, the 54-year-old host of Watch What Happens Live told Us Weekly that the 52-year-old founder of Skinnygirl is “no longer friends with any of the women.”

He went on: “One thing I’ve always liked about the Legacy Women is that they do hang out when the cameras aren’t rolling. They really know what’s going on. Their lives run into each other. Bethenny now lives in Connecticut, and she’s just living her best life in her own universe. So, given how she feels about the show right now, I’m not sure if it makes sense for her to come back.”

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This month, Frankel launched a Real Housewives podcast called “Revives.” Some of her fans questioned why she was going back to a show she had criticized in the past, so the New Yorker cleared the air on social media.

“For those of you who don’t understand why I did it, because I get that I walked away, I didn’t want to be a part of it, it wasn’t what I thought I should be doing at that point in my life, and I wasn’t proud of it,” she wrote on her Instagram Story on Sunday, November 13.

The seasoned reality TV star went on, saying, “This is my perspective, my story, my show, my experience, as opposed to a situation in which we did not control the editing, did not control the process, did not control the company we kept or the destinations we visited.”

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Ramona Singer, another original cast member from RHONY, has also confirmed she won’t be coming back. I have decided to stop performing on the show. The alumna of FIT, 65, told Page Six on Saturday, November 12 that “it’s not for me at this time.”

As for Singer’s decision, “she seems like she’s in a place where she’s really happy with where she’s at,” Cohen told Us.

The TV producer is getting ready for the holiday season and all the parties she’ll be hosting in addition to the Bravo spinoff.

When asked for advice on how to host the perfect party, Cohen said, “You have to get the lighting right, you have to get the music right,” and that “the drinks that you’re serving” can make or break the evening. To aid her fans in getting ready for the upcoming holidays, the Bravo star has teamed up with Fresca Mixed, a new beverage brand that debuted in September.

I’d have been serving and making Fresquilas on my own long before Fresca Mixed was invented. “They’ve made my job so much simpler now that I can just hand out shots of tequila and vodka from a bottle of Fresca Mixed,” he said.