'I don't think it's personal,' B states.

on Sep 26, 2011 - The Dish0

It's last call on The Real Housewives of New York City for Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord, and Cindy Barshop, but Bethenny Frankel sees the change as simply business as usual. 

"I'm not surprised only because it's been the same cast for so many years and Bravo ... likes to make changes. They probably just felt like it was time for a change. People do that in relationships, they do that in work strategy," the former RHONY cast member tells EOnline. "I don't think it's personal. I think it's really just business."

In fact, the Bethenny Ever After star encourages the quartet to see the silver lining in their new change of pace. "The girls are probably a little nervous and scared, because it's change. It can be lucrative when you get a lot of attention, but I also think it's very tiring. They'll get to relax a little more and not be scrutinized all the time."

Indeed, Alex is already heeding B's words and focusing on her business ventures. "Building a company is always better than bickering," she said on Good Morning America about growing her textile company, Aluxe Home, and tweeted, "Oh honey, just bc life changes doesn't mean the music ever stops!"

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7 comments
temecula viewer
temecula viewer

Alex and Simon were more likeable when they were trying to make connections. When Alex found her voice she did not know how to use it in an effective and productive way. However, I am sure they will land on their feet.

Jill, without Bethanny, she just became even more snobbish and uptight.

Kelly, talked nonsense out of both sides of her mouth. Cindy added zero to the show. I am not sure why the Countess is still on. She has the class of a gnat. Ramona is Ramona. She has stayed the same season after season. Despite what the others say she has great business sense. At little off, a little hard to watch at times, but she is real. Interesting to see who the new housewives will be!

bubs
bubs

LOVE Alex .. you go girl!!...Simon is Simon..at least he's honest........Ramona...I think you are the BOMB!! the biggest fake on the whole show is Luann..get a grip 'countess' and coming in a close second is Jill......you two are SO phony....trying to ride someone elses fame...Kelly is just a tweaked moron..............Bethenny...YOU ROCK.....

Bubs
Bubs

I love Bethenny.....and the Sangria!! LOl!!.....glad you left Houewives.....love your FBpage!! Being divorced and single, you give me hope that life will somehow change again....what an inspiration you are....thank you...

Susie Q.
Susie Q.

Way to take the high road B - class act! I m soooo happy for your success :) Jill and Kelly were just despicable! Who is "up here" now - per Kelly - YOU! Cant wait for your show to start and to c that gorgeous Bryn!!!

Susan Arreola
Susan Arreola

I can understand the angle of "it's business", especially after the RHONY reunion. They talked over one another, and generally didn't bring any entertaining moments to the fore, which they could have and should have. I think Jill just got bit in the ass, I don't know if she knows how to spell the word "loyalty"... Alex was actually pretty nice, her husband is a little strange. And the bit about "there is no Jill and Alex without Jill and Simon was very strange to say the least! Kelly actually seemed better the last few episodes, but I think it was to little to late, scary island did her in...And the newest houswife was just not memorable, I have already forgot her name. I feel kind of bad for these women, and we should all thank them for letting us come into their lives, it can't be easy. I am anxious to see what the new RHONY season will bring, let's hope it is at the least, entertainment!!

Kym Gardner
Kym Gardner

I'm glad to see Alex McCord go. I felt she brought nothing to the table. Her and her husband were just strange!!!