‘RHONY’: Bethenny Frankel Says, ‘Who Gives a Sh*t?’ About Ramona Singer’s 50 Friend Brag
Bethenny Frankel from The Real Housewives of New York City brought her signature acerbic wit and a little shade when asked for her opinion on Ramona Singer’s constant brag that she has 50 close friends.
“There is no way I could go that deep with that many people,” Frankel said on the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen After Show. “But who gives a sh*t? This is literally a who shot JR, it’s unbelievable. Who gives a sh*t.”
Host Andy Cohen started to move on with another question, but Frankel had more to give. “Oh, Ramona gives many sh*ts!” she exclaimed while laughing. “She gives many sh*ts! Wait! She doesn’t give them, she takes sh*ts! She doesn’t give sh*ts, she takes sh*ts.” Cohen caught the joke and laughed.
Ramona Singer said the cast ‘walked on eggshells’ around Bethenny Frankel
Frankel did not include Singer on her list of people she still keeps in touch with post RHONY. But then again, the former cast members departed on tense terms last season.
“Even though Bethenny is a very strong character, she’s well received by the viewers, by us, she is basically — we all walk on eggshells around her,” Singer told ET.
“We couldn’t really be ourselves,” she added. “She’s such a big personality, she kind of took over the room. No air left for us. And I think, this season, the fans will be surprised to see a different side of most of us. And listen, we still have our arguments, we still fight, but there’s a bond that’s different. There’s something so special and unique. Very unique.”
Why did Frankel go with the play on words?
Even though Frankel says she hasn’t closely watched the season, she is certainly aware of the social media shade Singer received. Singer was accused of defecating in her pants at a restaurant while the cast filmed in Newport, Rhode Island. Newcomer Leah McSweeney’s sister Sarah joined the cast for dinner during an episode and Singer lashed out at McSweeney’s sister when they chased away a man she was flirting with at the bar.
The McSweeney sisters, Singer and Singer’s daughter Avery got into a social media spat with McSweeney’s sister alleging that Singer eliminated in her pants during dinner. “Omg you are embarrassed by my sister @leahmob for entertaining you all at that boring dinner party?” Sarah McSweeney wrote on an Instagram thread.
“I was embarrassed when you [pooped] your pants the next night at dinner and were still prancing around trying to flirt with drunk married men with ‘soiled’ pants on,” she continued. “@elyseslaine was my witness. But she was being a good friend and trying to distract me from your sh*t-stained pants. And @averysinger please get your mom some depends.”
Cast members took the notion further when former friend Elyse Slaine and McSweeney made a Cameo video where McSweeney alleged that Singer “sh*ts during sex.” As a result, Singer can’t meet a man, they laughed.