to connectVideoBethenny Frankel’s on-off boyfriend, is dead in the Trump Tower
The “Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel’s on-again-off-again boyfriend, Dennis, Shields, was found dead on Friday at the Trump Tower in New York City.
After eight seasons of “The Real Housewives of New York” was a pair of golden handcuffs to Bethenny Frankel.
“Everybody thinks that I left because of the money. I didn’t leave because of money, I was for the money,” Frankel, 49, explained to Variety. “It is no longer of this platform to promote my business, because I had done it, and it was to promote some kind of new, and the bad companies are the legitimate at this point, if that makes sense.”
Frankel announced in August, are they going to get out of the Bravo hit reality show, after first joining the cast in 2008.
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“So, it wasn’t in the platform anymore. It was a good salary, and that was, you know, is astronomical at that point,” she went on. “And, as a result, I was in the money. And I thought to myself, a bartender, a high-class prostitute, which would make a lot of money, you may need to make a move, and will simply say, ‘well, Let me just do what feels right for me.”
Bethenny Frankel appears on ‘Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.’ (NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
The Skinnygirl founder is claiming that she just knew that she no longer wanted to be a part of the series, and was looking for an excuse to get her out….
“I was just looking for a reason as well. I was ready to do it,” she continued. “I didn’t want to go back. I didn’t want to go back. I mean, to be honest, I just don’t.
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She went on to get the details on the phone call in which she told her publicist, Jill Fritzo, is that she no longer wanted to go to the movies.
“I have to remember to Pick that the phone call was like,” Wait, what did you say? Are you sure about this?’ I have had something to do with it, since the first film, and I thought to myself, ” I’m out of there. I’m just a used to be. And Jill’s like, ” Wait, what are you talking about? Once you’re out, you’re out.’ I said, ” well, you know. I used to be.”
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Luann de Lesseps claims that she and her co-stars to get out of the spotlight now, and that is the scene-stealer has left the show.
“I think the whole cast was relieved, in a way,” de Lesseps, 54, said on SiriusXM’s “The Jenny McCarthy Show” in October, two months after Frankel announced her exit. “There is also room for other women to shine and their personalities, because a lot of it was Bethenny to come in and steal the show.”
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This article was originally published on Page Six.