Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bethenny Frankel quits 'Real Housewives of New York'

First Danielle Staub, now Bethenny Frankel is wiping her hands of the "Housewives."

The 39-year-old reality star has announced she is leaving "Real Housewives of New York," reports.

After three years on the Bravo series, Frankel rejected the network's offer to return for a fourth season.

"Last season was scary and painful," she told the gossip website, referring to former BFF Jill Zarin turning on her. "It took all of the joy out of it."

It's not a big surprise that Kelly Killoren Bensimon's mortal enemy is not returning to the show. In June, Frankel premiered her spinoff series, "Bethenny Getting Married?" which attracted approximately as many viewers as "Housewives" averaged last season.

According to, Frankel's contract states that she must still make an appearance on the next "Housewives," which reportedly starts filming on Sept. 20.

But don’t expect her to change her mind before her contract is up.

"My gut's saying not to be part of this cast," she told the gossip website.

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