Bethenny Frankel Announces She’s Leaving ‘Real Housewives of New York City’

Bethenny Frankel is saying goodbye to Real Housewives once again.

The 48-year-old Real Housewives of New York City star will leave the long-running franchise ahead of its 12th season, Variety reported on Wednesday (August 21).

“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. 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,” she said in a statement.

Bethenny started on the show in its premiere season during 2008 before leaving the show in 2010. She rejoined during Season 7 in 2015, and has stayed on for the series up until this upcoming season.

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