Bethenny Frankel thinks “Real Housewives of New York City” star Jessel Taank called her the “most overrated ‘Housewife’” just to stay relevant.
“If you have someone who’s on the New York ‘Housewives’ now in a post-successful era, they’re gonna wanna squeeze that sponge for any of amount of liquid they can squeeze it for,” the “RHONY” alum said on her “ReWives” podcast Tuesday.
“And you can never blame them. You cannot blame the talent because they need the relevance, the fame — it’s why they went on the show.”
Frankel, 52, claimed Taank, 43, chose her as the “most overrated” on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” because the question was “planted and produced.”
“The way it works on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ is in the dressing room, Andy comes in and talks about what he wants to talk about,” she said.
Frankel continued shading Taank and the “RHONY” reboot by saying the show “doesn’t do well” anymore and only gets a “couple hundred thousand” viewers each week.
“[The show] really needs the press,” she continued. “A woman on that show who’s not relevant yet — well, who’s new, so by definition you’re not that relevant, and you’re on a show that has arced and is on the back end.”
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The former Bravolebrity also doubled down on her previous assertion that Cohen, 55, asks “provocative questions” that are “designed just to get someone to trash someone else.”
“I really don’t blame the person sitting in the chair,” she shared, calling “WWHL” a “clickbait environment.”
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Frankel’s remarks came two days after Taank appeared on “WWHL” and dubbed the Skinnygirl founder the “most overrated ‘Housewife’” of all time.
“I think Bethenny Frankel is going off the rails,” she opined.
Frankel has been making headlines over the last few months for her reality TV reckoning and accusations against the network.
Most recently, Frankel slammed Cohen — her former close friend — for asking “gross” questions on his late-night talk show.
“The last time I went on that show, I was with my daughter, and … he’s asking these questions like, ‘Who’s the ugliest “Housewife”?’ And you’re like, ‘Oh, let me think,’” she said in an episode of her podcast last week.
Cohen has stayed tight-lipped about Frankel’s comments about both him and “WWHL.”