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There's an old saying that goes, "You can never leave The Real Housewives." Well, it may not be an old saying, but it's certainly true for these reality stars. The Real Housewives has a pull on these ladies and Bethenny Frankel is the latest to make a triumphant return years after departing her show, The Real Housewives of New York City.

Of course, she's not the first to return to the fray. Across the franchise, there has been a bevy of returns from brief appearances to extended drama-filled arcs. In honor of B's return to RHONY, let's take a look at the ladies who have returned successfully…and not so successfully. Please note, these are not all the ladies who have made Real Housewives return appearances, just those whose appearance was significant. Nothing against you, Quinn Fry and Tammy Knickerbocker!

Check out the gallery below to see where Bethenny's return ranks!

The Real Housewives of New York City airs Tuesdays, 9 p.m. on Bravo.

(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)