Bravo Confirms Bethenny Frankel’s Return to ‘Real Housewives of New York’

She will join returning cast Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan

Last Updated: October 20, 2014 @ 8:51 AM

Bethenny Frankel will return to “The Real Housewives of New York City” for Season 7, Bravo confirmed on Monday.

TheWrap reported earlier this month that Frankel — one of the most popular “Housewives” in the reality series’ history — was having “conversations” with the network that launched her career.

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Frankel, who was a daytime talk show host for a brief time, rose to fame as a “New York” housewife throughout seasons one, two and three. She left the series for two Bravo spinoffs, “Bethenny Getting Married?” and “Bethenny Ever After…”

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The new season of “The Real Housewives of New York City” will follow Frankel and returning cast Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan.

“I’m genuinely excited, with a side of slightly nervous, for my return to ‘The Real Housewives of New York City,” Frankel said in a statement. “Bravo has always been the place on television where I have the freedom to be unfiltered, honest and inappropriate, with an audience who has been with me from the beginning. I can’t wait to see what this next chapter brings for all of us. Watch what happens!”