Following reports about the demise of Bethenny Frankel's friendship with Carole Radziwill on The Real Housewives of New York City
, the former besties are finally sharing their side of the story. While one housewife claims that there's no BFF breakup, the other confirms that they have drifted apart.
"There's no fallout between Carole and myself," Frankel told TheFIX
. "I really love Carole."
"Most of my friends, my best friends, I've had for 30 years. So, I have my really tight-knit group and meeting any new people is always - I don't want to say risky - but it's not the same depth and dimension as friends that you've had your whole life," explained Frankel, who says her friendship with Radziwill was never that deep to begin with. "And creating friendships under these circumstances on a reality show with so many people around... If you have any sort of slight shift, everybody's like, well, what happened?... There are too many cooks spoiling the broth."
"But I love Carole, and I love being on the show with her, and it's been a great experience," she added.
In addition to reports about Frankel and Radziwill's strained relationship, the season 10 trailer teased about the friction in their friendship. "I'm not sure Carole's as excited to see me as she used to be," Frankel admits in the clip
. "Every time we're together, you're aggressive with me," Radziwill tells the Skinny Girl mogul during a conversation that only gets more heated from there.
Meanwhile, Radziwill is singing a different tune. The author wouldn't exactly say what went wrong in her friendship with Frankel but says that "it was a bunch of things" and that she "never expected that to happen."
"I'm an idealistic kind of person. I look at the world that way, I look at people that way, and I think I looked at her that way," Radziwill told E! News
. "And I feel like now I see her a little bit more realistically and less idealistically. There were just some things that were said and done that I just felt like weren't completely consistent with the girl I knew."
"It just felt like suddenly it was very gossip-y and mean and unnecessary, and I was just like, that's not the person I knew," she added.
The Real Housewives of New York City airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.
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