Carole Radziwill will exit The Real Housewives of New York City after six memorable seasons with a lot of memories. She's been through a lot since she said, "I may be a princess, but I'm definitely not a drama queen" as her first tagline when she started in Season 5.
"I think back on some of the things that happened in Season 5 and my reaction to some of the things that happened in Season 5 and there was, like, this innocent naiveté that existed that now is a little bit more informed by getting to know the women and getting to understand the show better," she told The Daily Dish in the video above. "When I first started, I didn't watch the show so I wasn't really fully aware of what the drama usually circulated around."
She acknowledged that she's been through a journey with Luann de Lesseps.
"When I first met Luann, I didn't understand her very well at all," she recalled, "And then over the years, I got to like her and we were friendly and of course we had a falling out. And then this season, we kind of started in the place where we ended last season, which is, I think, tolerant of each other. But we don't end up in that place. We end up in a totally different place, so that was an interesting evolution of a friendship."
"She doesn't know how funny she is," Carole said of Ramona Singer, as the two are shown in a flashback when Ramona can't quite utter the right pronounciation of the word reggae.
Carole confirmed that she won't return to RHONY in a statement to The Daily Dish on July 25. "After six seasons on Bravo’s RHONYC, I have decided to return to what I do best — journalism and producing," she said. "I am sure this does not come as a surprise to any of the viewers, all of whom have been supportive, encouraging, and kind. My original curiosity about reality television has waned over the years and I am focusing on TV and writing projects that better suit my more steady temperament. I have worked with amazing producers, made great friends, and I’m thrilled to leave frenemies behind. I will remember this entire experience with delight, humor, and a veracious accuracy. Next."