Bethenny Frankel Leaving Real Housewives of New York City

New York City is losing a Housewife. Bethenny Frankel, who rose to fame as one of the OG cast members of The Real Housewives of New York City, is leaving the show, TVGrapevine has learned. Variety was the first outlet to break the news.

The former talk show host released the following statement to the media:

I have decided to leave the ‘Housewives’ franchise to explore my next chapter,” Frankel said in a statement. “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.”

Bethenny is said to be working on several projects, including some with famous producer Mark Burnett.

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