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We Have an Update on Bethenny Frankel and Kyle Richards’ Friendship & Instagram Drama

The RHONY alum shared where she stands with the RHOBH cast member today, and Jeff Lewis had feelings about it.

By Jocelyn Vena

We couldn’t close out 2022 without some big Real Housewives news. And as it turns out, we have an update on the Instagram saga involving The Real Housewives of New York City's Bethenny Frankel and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kyle Richards.

The Backstory from Kyle

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To recap, you may remember that in 2021 during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Kyle shared that while she and Bethenny “still talk and text,” they don’t follow each other on Instagram despite their many decades of friendship (more on that in the video above).

At the time, Kyle explained, “She unfollowed me, and I was like, ‘Well, why do I want to follow someone who doesn’t follow me?’ [who is], you know, a friend, so I just said, ‘OK, well, I don’t need to keep up with her either, then.’” (See video below.)

After Show: Kyle Richards Says Bethenny Frankel Unfollowed Her First

What Happened Next? 

Back in June of this year, Bethenny and Kyle crossed paths at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, and the RHONY alum even posted photos from the night to Instagram (of all places), featuring her with the RHOBH cast member.

Bethenny's Side 

Cut to this week and Bethenny finally revealed her side of the story when she appeared on WWHL. During her Clubhouse appearance, she shared why she doesn’t follow Kyle on Instagram (although Bethenny allegedly has since started following her again) and if she and Kyle still keep in touch.

“I love Kyle. I have a good relationship with Kyle. I don’t actually follow all of my friends because I like to catch up with them personally. There are people on there I’m not good friends with and I’m not that methodical about it. You could probably look through there and it’s probably like a garage sale,” she said, adding, “Call her up and ask. We talk all the time. I’ll get my phone and text her too. There is no real story.”

Jeff Lewis Enters the Chat

From there, Bethenny noted of her fellow WWHL guest, Flipping Out’s Jeff Lewis, “I don’t follow you and we have a friendship.”

Bethenny went on to say, "I don't see Kyle that often. We were really good friends.”

You can check out their full exchange, below.


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