Bethenny Frankel Reveals Why She Didn’t Participate In Group Hug at RHONY Reunion


At the end of part three of the Real Housewives of New York City reunion, the ladies, along with host Andy Cohen hugged. However, Bethenny Frankel noticeably remained seated and stayed out of the group hug and now she is explaining why she didn’t participate.

“I don’t double kiss & I don’t fake hug,” Bethenny tweeted. “Thankfully, I had strep so it wasn’t an option anyway.”

And even when she was called out by fans for not participating, she stands by her decision. “Truth. I wouldn’t have anyway. #nofakehugs,” she wrote.

She added, “Now that you mention it I don’t do group hugs anyway.”

Take a look at the footage below.

Photo Credit: Bravo

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OK, I know I’m not popular in my opinions of Bethenny, but all I can say here is, “Right on Bethenny”. I would not have hugged any of these ladies either. I am not real big on “fake & phoney”, just for appearance sake. It would absolutely have made me physically ill if I had had to do that. I know it isn’t popular and you will get lots and lots of backlash from this decision, but who cares?? I’d rather be my true self than a phoney any day of the week. As for the strep throat??? Well, I… Read more »

Again I am with you texussgal

I agree with you! However, strep is contagious!

I agree w you!

Strep is contagious -very. So no hug even for Ramona who by Bethenny’s own admission, was there for her every day? Nope.

texussgal, I’m with you, I agree.

I agree as well from another Texas gal :). I’ve had strep before though and it is contagious and systemic. I seem to be a day late and a dollar short when it comes to posting so not sure if anyone is going to see this.

Yep, wouldn’t have hugged them either, sick or not sick ^^ It’s pretty fake to. most of them bashed each other

Not buying it…unless she is the center of attention and the spotlight is on her then count her out! Wish she would leave the show, not a team player.

I call bullshit. Bethenny stayed on the couch to try to fish out whatever Ramona had behind her pillow when she alluded to there being more evidence of Tom cheating. While everyone was hugging you can see Bethenny fishing behind Ramona’s pillow to pull out her proof. Bethenny doesn’t know when to stop. She’s a psycho snake.

She was getting her own phone and documents she brought that we didn’t see. Whatever Ramona does or doesn’t know, she will soon tell or already has told Bethenny. They are friends off the show. They both actually WORK. Maybe that’s why they finally became real friends. Luann is the evil one, making up total lies to try to ruin Bethenny’s character, because her own rep. in Manhattan is burned, & has been for years. Tom, after trying for 2 other HW, wants his business on Housewives. No other reason to go after 3. There are only 30 or so… Read more »

What a biotch!! Cant stand her.

Ditto. She’s a horrible person.

so agree.. she is the most miserable person out there.. 99% of the viewers HATE her.. you can’t be that mean, that vindictive, throw that much negative energy out there, ruin almost every gathering by your crazy, psychotic episodes.. and not think that all of that is not going to come back and wack you.. Karma Bethenny.. get serious help!!!!

I thought sitting it out made her look terrible. She’s really not very likable anymore.

She never was a team player. Not buying the strep. She was loud and aggressive all 3 parts. I don’t like forced anything but she just looked so miserable sitting there. She’s pretty damaged……

Team Bethenney! She is real and tells it like it is!

She has bad manners anyway, who cares what she did or didn’t do!!!!!!!! Too toxic
and negative. She has a business to run, why does she need to do this show?? Good-by Felicia!!!

Great show

I don’t blame Bethenny for starting to leave, after Luann asks and answers her own question. She is so obnoxious. She thinks she knows what others feel, what their reasons are, her and Dorinda. Answering for Bethenny, saying that she should have been the one! Really? So after 3 or 4 Dirty Martini’s she can slur to Luann that she saw a photo of Tom sucking face with some bimbo? And about the Strep thing, I believe that. The way they were seated, Ramona was a good 18″ away from Bethenny the entire time, and I believe that is why.… Read more »

She´s toxic….like those frogs from Africa, people can be poisoned just by accidentally touching them

Bitchany is living up to her mean girl ways. Lol on the comment about her hunting for something behind Ramona’ pillow.

Maybe she was searching for a throat lozenge or tissue….afterall, she did have strep throat! LOL. Bethenny really isn’t a mean girl per se. I think she grew up in the school of “hard knocks” and doesn’t look at the world and things around her with rose colored glasses on. I guess I can identify with her because I have lived a rough life (not looking for sympathy) and I refused to put a “pollyanna spin” on everything like my dear mother did. I didn’t bury my head in the sand and wait for the dust to settle. Had to… Read more »

Bethenny was gathering her own things. The seating almost proved the fact that she had strep. She is a lot of things, liar isn’t one of them. If she didn’t want to touch most of the bitches, she damn well would have said that. Can anyone deny she would have said that if that had been the reason, she has pretty much said it like she feels it all along, why would this be any different. She also said she wouldn’t have done the group hug anyway, so the fact she was contagious just made it easier for her.

She didn’t look well either. I know she’s been ill recently, but she looked so pale at the reunion. The make up artists can cover all that up and make you look great, but she just looked wiped out. As far as the reunion itself, it seemed like a never ending yell fest with nothing really concrete to yell about. I found it kind of boring after a while.

Bethenny is most definitely a liar.
Her biggest lie, to date, is saying “I do”.

It just made Bethenny look very petty. Not what she was going her I’m sure.

Hello everyone! Just wondering if anyone voted for who they thought was Best Dressed at the RHONY reunion. They did a poll on WWHL. I voted for Bethenny because I liked what she was wearing; liked her jewelry as well. I tried to vote Best Overall (my own category:) to Sonja because she looked the most put together – hair great, makeup great, dress was pretty but not my favorite. Anywho, you can only text by first name so my choice was Bethenny. Anyone else vote or have an opinion? I will say that I do like Carole, but that… Read more »

I would vote Bethanny for best dressed too. Sonja looked beautiful too but the others were a bit weird. Ramona looked uncomfortable in her black dress with what appeared to be removable straps and Luanne just looked cheap (as usual). Carol’s outfit was all over the place and Jules looked ready to join a marching band! In saying that Bethanny always looks beautiful. She has great taste.