Sitting down to rehash a season's worth of drama mustn't ever be an easy day for any of the Real Housewives, but after the epically entertaining drama of The Real Housewives of New York City's eighth season, we might have one of the franchise's most explosive reunion specials coming our way. We here at E! News are always looking forward to a reunion like kids on Christmas Eve, but after hearing Bethenny Frankel describe the day from her POV, we're officially worried we might not be able to handle all the drama coming our way.
"The reunion was absolutely terrible for me. I had strep throat, I had a 102 fever. I walked in not feeling well. It's not the type of thing you can cancel. It's a massive production and so many people's time and effort goes into it," Bethenny revealed ahead of the big season eight finale while celebrating the launch of her Skinnygirl Watermelon Lime Margarita. "It's the day that a lot of the laundry gets washed. Unfortunately, this load of laundry that we had to wash was so gigantic, I would say we got to probably about a quarter of it."
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One piece of dirty laundry that was given some attention presented a challenge to Bethenny's integrity, she told us. And that was a big no-no. "I definitely went in, to say the least. I don't really ever hold back and I don't ever manufacture anything," she added. "And I live my life completely honestly on the show, and it's not exactly a level playing field because, as I did say in the press, about 50 percent of the cast does not live their true life on the show."
The relatively tough season has led to something of a sense of apathy for the reality TV superstar when it comes to talk of signing up for another season. A RHONY OG, Bethenny famously took a three-season leave of absence after the first three seasons, returning to shake things up for seasons seven and eight. But could she be ready to walk away all over again?
"I have never been so sort of monotone about it. I really, usually am engaged a little bit, and now, I've been detached. I have. The show's doing so incredibly well, the ratings are unbelievable, and I'm proud of the fact that the show is real, that it's true. It's just been taxing," she admitted. "It's definitely been challenging, so we'll see what happens."
For more from Bethenny, including an update on the current state of her relationships with her co-stars, be sure to check out the video above.
The Real Housewives of New York City season eight finale airs Wednesday, August 24 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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