Now that we’ve had time to process the news that LuAnn de Lesseps and Tom D’Agostino are finally over, we can circle back to Bethenny Frankel’s appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Tuesday night.
If you watch The Real Housewives of New York City online, you will know that Bethenny has made it her mission in the past to drive a wedge between the couple, and part of that was down to the multitude of cheating allegations that surrounded the relationship.
It became an obsession for Bethenny to bring the relationship to a close before it was too late for Luann. Bethenny knows all about toxic relationships, so it seemed like she was trying to save Luann from embarrassment.
Bethenny’s chat with Andy came just one day before the big divorce announcement that shocked nobody. The topic of conversation was whether De Lesseps physically assaulted D’Agostino.
The alleged altercation took place at a restaurant in New York in July, but we have no idea whether the incident did occur and if so, what caused it.
“Didn’t she say that it was a love tap or something? Yeah, that’s what I heard,” the reality TV personality and entrepreneur said, defending her longtime pal.
“I really feel badly for her because she’s living this totally out loud and I think, ‘you know, it’s personal.’ They got married, and I decided to stay out of it after that.”
Frankel then confirmed that after telling Luann of Tom’s infidelity on the Bravo show last season, that was her time to leave the situation in the past.
“I decided once I had Miami [and] that happened about Tom, when she decided that she was marrying him, I’m out.”
We won’t be surprised if Bethenny is secretly parading around New York chanting that she was right because everyone loves to be right.
It was definitely a good move for her friendship with Luann. They have been mostly united this season on the series, and it’s been rather refreshing.
Despite Luann quashing the rumors that she hit her husband, people continued to question the state of the relationship.
Rumors of unrest in the home were confirmed yesterday when Luann hit up Twitter to confirm the news that her marriage was coming to a close after just seven months.
“It’s with great sadness that Tom & I agreed to divorce,” she tweeted.
“We care for each other very much, hope you respect our privacy during this sad time!”
Dorinda Medley chimed in with some words of wisdom to US Weekly in the aftermath of the divorce announcement.
“It’s always a sad thing when a marriage doesn’t work, and I hope everyone respects their privacy during this sad time,” she told Us Weekly.
“I wish them both the best.”
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