“My original curiosity about reality television has waned over the years and I am focusing on TV and writing projects that better suit my more steady temperament,” Carole said in a statement. “I have worked with amazing producers, made great friends, and I’m thrilled to leave frenemies behind. I will remember this entire experience with delight, humor, and a veracious accuracy. Next.”
Though she had lost her closest confidant on the show, Bethenny did reconcile with Jill Zarin, her former co-star and frenemy, following the death of Bobby Zarin, Jill’s husband, in January 2018.
Bethenny attended Bobby’s funeral (which cameras rolled on) and reconnected with Jill, something that Bravo viewers never would’ve believed possible after their epic feud years earlier.
“It’s nice. She’ll text me and we have a nice sort of interaction and it’s clean, which is what I wanted it to be,” Bethenny said on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.