Entertainment Bethenny Frankel returns to 'Real Housewives of New York City' TV personality Bethenny Frankel attends QVC presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" at Waldorf Astoria Hotel on October 8, 2014. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Neilson Barnard Updated October 20, 2014 7:59 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email Bethenny Frankel will be returning to Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City," the network announced in a statement Monday. The reality TV veteran first joined the show in 2008, leaving in 2010 to star in spinoff reality ventures. In a statement released by Bravo, Frankel said "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." Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.