Bethenny Frankel has issued a couple statements denying that she's leaving The Real Housewives of New York City.
But now she's clarifying her plans with the Housewives and her new spin-off. "[The rumor that's] false is that I'm being replaced on the fifth episode and then I'm phasing out. I'm on Housewives the entire season." Okay, so she will definitely be a full-time cast member next season.
And this season proves to be explosive. "I only see my castmates outside of filming for press events and sometimes social events. Do I ever just go have plans with anybody when we're not shooting? No, I don't. I'm having my share of arguments and drama for sure." Adding insult to injury, Bethenny says "none of the other Housewives have said congratulations" about her new show.
Then, Bethenny adds, "I don't want to do both [the Housewives and spin-off shows]. I think that I've gotten a bit lost in the show," Bethenny tells E! News. "I don't want my life to be about arguing."
So, since most people would prefer a solo show than one they have to share with four other women, we're nearly certain Bethenny will leave the Housewives alone since she doesn't want to be on every reality show Bravo airs. Plus, she won't have to argue with herself on her own show. Bethenny's getting too big for her britches and is over the Housewives. Sad, but she better hope her spin-off is successful.
"It's [about] my whole struggle to balance my career and my relationship. That's probably what they'll want to show. Hopefully I'll be entertaining enough [showing how I] live and work and love, and that will be a television show, but it's not like the Tori and Dean show where they have projects they do, like opening up an inn."
Bethenny would like to have children, so perhaps that will be a plot line on her new show. But Bethenny realizes boyfriend Jason Hoppy has to put a ring on it first. But he better do it fast, because she's no spring chicken. "We're not engaged. If he likes it, then he's gonna put a ring on it," Bethenny says. "The other Housewives have all met him and thumbs-up. You can't dislike him; it's impossible."
Will you watch Bethenny's spin-off?
Jesse James -- Sooooooo ... I Cut Off My Pinky [PHOTO]
57 minutes ago