The drama continued on Wednesday night’s episode of the Real Housewives of New York City as Bethenny continued her fight with LuAnn de Lesseps. “You’re not honest about how you live your life!” Bethenny yelled at LuAnn. “You criticize people for doing what you do on the regular.”
When LuAnn asked who she criticized, Carole Radziwill chimed in, “You criticize me for dating someone younger and you routinely date younger guys!”
“Women feel about you that you are the woman that they wouldn’t want to have their man around,” Bethenny said, adding that Sonja Morgan claimed that she had slept with half of the men she had been dating too. The Countess was shocked Bethenny would believe Sonja of all people right now.
“The problem with you is that women don’t trust you, and they think you have sex with married men and you cheat and you f*ck younger guys and criticize other people about the same thing that you do, and you act like you’re holier than thou, and you wrote a book about etiquette and it’s the most comical thing,” Bethenny screamed. “You can’t pretend you’re mentoring Sonja. That’s demented!”
LuAnn explained that she was worried that excluding Sonja could cause something “bad” to happen and this softened Bethenny enough for her to apologize to the Countess.
For a very brief period of time there was peace. The ladies sat down for dinner and Bethenny continued to express her feelings towards LuAnn.
“You are cunning and crafty,” she told her.
“You move in on the guy!” Ramona added. Singer was happy to have the change to get a dig in at de Lesseps. Bethenny compared LuAnn to a variety of things ranging from a barracuda to a Venus flytrap, and LuAnn continued to insist she had never stolen a man from anyone.
The next morning everyone tried to recover from the fight. Bethenny took Carole and tried to leave Dorinda’s as early as possible, while LuAnn stayed and cooked breakfast for everyone. Dorinda noted of Bethenny and Carole’s exit, “It doesn’t send the message to me that they were appreciative.”
Back in the city, Ramona was throwing a charity Holiday party and she believed she could get Bethenny to make up with Sonja and LuAnn. LuAnn tried to extend an olive branch to both women. When she didn’t receive the warm and fuzzies from Bethenny she tried to move on to Carole.
“I want you to know that I’m really sorry,” she told Radziwill. “I went too far. I should have came to you sooner, and I’m sorry and I miss you as a friend.” Carole thought this apology seemed “more sincere” than LuAnn’s last one, but that wasn’t saying much.
Bethenny forced LuAnn to say out loud that she had nothing to do with the creation of Skinnygirl. When Sonja arrived, Bethenny left the event.
In an effort to help Sonja, the Countess advises Sonja to “drop the whole Tipsy Girl thing” completely, prompting the aspiring prosecco purveyor to freak out. Sonja explained to LuAnn how many times she had reached out to Bethenny and how she never meant to steal anything from anyone.
“It would have been better if you had never texted anyone,” LuAnn explained, while Dorinda reiterated that her decision not to include Sonja had come “from a place of love.”
Sonja tried to leave the party upset, but LuAnn chased her down and told her this wasn’t the right place to try to work things out with Bethenny.
“Yeah, the right place was Dorinda’s!” Sonja said. “If she doesn’t want to see me, she’s going to leave! She left! I didn’t even get to say hi. She left!”
Carole told the cameras that Sonja “saw an opportunity to make a little money and honestly didn’t think too much about Bethenny.”
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