Carole Radziwill Reveals the Real Reason She’s Leaving RHONY! Plus How Is Ramona Singer Reacting to Her Exit?

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Did Carole Radziwill just suggest that Bravo was forcing her to do things she wasn’t comfortable with on The Real Housewives of New York City? It sure seems like it.

Amid speculation that she might have gotten fired due to an ultimatum Bethenny Frankel gave Bravo, Carole is revealing the real reason she’s leaving the show.

Days after confirming she would not be appearing on the reality show’s upcoming 11th season to focus on her journalism career, Carole took to her Instagram Story and asked fans if they would walk away from a financially beneficial situation if it went against their values.

“If you were doing something that was forcing you to do things that went against your own value system would you walk away regardless of the pay? Its a tough decision,” she wrote with a photo of herself smiling in a park in Aspen, Colorado.

She added, “My advice: Save for a rainy day because that day might come when the sun is shining and you can walk away with a smile.”

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Carole continued on in her story, explaining that she’s felt as if her values were being compromised for the past year.

“So 80% would walk away from something that went against their own values. That’s how I felt this past year too. It’s difficult but life is long and you can’t always play the short game,” she explained.

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Carole first announced her exit from The Real Housewives of New York City on Wednesday.

“I am sure this does not come as a surprise to any of the viewers, all of whom have been supportive, encouraging, and kind. My original curiosity about reality television has waned over the years and I am focusing on TV and writing projects that better suit my more steady temperament,” she told People in a statement.

Carole also said she’s “thrilled to leave frenemies behind,” giving a nod to her feud with co-star Bethenny Frankel.

“I will remember this entire experience with delight, humor, and a veracious accuracy,” she added.

Since joining the show during its fifth season, Carole has made a number of friends but during season 10, her storyline was based around her ongoing tension with Bethenny.

Following news of Carole’s exit, Ramona Singer weighed in on the situation during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live.

“I love Carole inside and out. I think she’s really warm, special, down to earth, truthful, giving, kind, supportive of women, genuine, smart [and] fabulous. I’m like, ‘Wow.’ I’m going to miss not being with her doing the next season. It’s going to be a void,” Ramona told Andy Cohen. “This is going to be a void for me.”

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