During the RHONY reunion, Bethenny Frankel accused Jules Wainstein “going on the show to get divorced,” and a new report reveals that Bethenny’s claim was true.
A source close to Wainstein revealed that it was Jules’ plan to use her divorce as a storyline, explaining, “Bethenny is right!”
The insider told RadarOnline that Jules and Michael knew Bethenny before filming. “Jules and Michael were with Bethenny a few times and that is why she could say that she knew them,” the source explained. “She knew that their marriage wasn’t going to last.”
“Jules and Michael told her about their marriage problems one time at her house before they started taping the show,” said the insider.
“They didn’t blatantly say ‘we are getting divorced for the show,'” the source explained. “Just that they had a pretty good idea that their marriage was having problems. They did talk about it with her, and she knew it was going to happen.”
Michael filed for divorce in June, and the insider explained he took a page out of Kelsey Grammer’s book, distracting Jules with the show. The insider said Michael “wanted to give Jules a platform to make money. For her drink Modern Alkeme, for her to go on tour and talk to students about eating disorders. Anything to give her a source of income after she got divorced.”
The source revealed that Jules and Michael met with attorneys to work out a “post-nup” agreement to get their finances in order in October 2015, before she went on the show. “They knew they were getting a divorce, so they wanted to split things up fairly before the prying eyes of the cameras were on them.”
And they told Bethenny about their agreement. “They told her about their agreement,” the insider noted.
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