Bethenny Frankel was tuned into the Watch What Happens Live After Show this week when her Real Housewives of New York City co-star, Ramona Singer, went on a strange rant about their Big Apple-based show starting the Real Housewives franchise and ultimately weighed in on her odd, and incorrect statement, on her Twitter page after the episode aired.
On the WWHL After-Show on Tuesday night, Andy Cohen called Ramona to ask about a past statement she made, which suggested it wasn’t actually The Real Housewives of Orange County that kicked off the successful franchise in 2006.
According to Kelly Dodd, Ramona told her the New York cast was the first of the franchise but during this week’s Watch What Happens Live, she claimed what she had actually said was that The Real Housewives of New York City “put Bravo on the map.” As she explained, the New York show brought attention to Bravo in a way that the Southern California did not.
While Ramona’s first sentiments may have made some sense, she went on to incorrectly say her show aired before the California-based series and suggested someone from Bravo TV, possible a man named “James Bond,” thanked her and the rest of the original New York cast for making the network popular.
The video from the WWHL After Show is below. Ramona’s phone call with Andy starts around the 13 minute mark.
Following the strange slew of statements, Bethenny weighed in on Twitter.
“Well @Andy @ramonasinger cannot articulate her thought, but she is correct that when #rhony aired, the press covered it and gave it attention bc we live in the media epicenter & are more accessible to it. NY brought the sizzle but #RHOC started it all for which we are grateful,” she tweeted.
Well @Andy @ramonasinger cannot articulate her thought, but she is correct that when #rhony aired, the press covered it and gave it attention bc we live in the media epicenter & are more accessible to it. NY brought the sizzle but #RHOC started it all for which we are grateful. https://t.co/IQuSkcj0kz
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) October 30, 2018
For the past several years, Bethenny and Ramona have had an up and down friendship and although Ramona apologized for their past issues throughout Season 10, Bethenny doesn’t appear to have any interest in rekindling their relationship.
The Real Housewives of New York City season 11 will air on Bravo TV sometime next year.
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