RHONY, Bethenny Frankel


Bethenny Frankel will be keeping her personal life away from Bravo's camera when she makes her highly anticipated return to The Real Housewives of New York City.

After three seasons away from the show, the fan-favorite Housewife is returning. But her 4-year-old daughter, Bryn, will not be appearing on the show's upcoming seventh season, sources confirm to E! News.

Frankel, who filed for divorce from second husband Jason Hoppy in January 2013, would have to get her ex to sign off on Bryn being filmed, and given the former couple's contentious split, that doesn't seem likely. 

Another important person in Frankel's life who won't be appearing much on the show? Her financier boyfriend, Michael "Mac" Cerussi III.

"Everything between them is totally fine, they're solid," our source spills. "They're going on a year together, but he doesn't want to be on TV. It's just not his thing."

So who is Bethenny spending time with on-camera then? A former frenemy!

"Filming has just started, so there hasn't been any major drama yet," a source tells us of the new season. "Everyone's still warming up to each other again. Bethenny and Luann [de Lesseps], who have had words in the past, are actually getting along great."

Bethenny Frankel

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Funnily enough, Andy Cohen actually predicted that Bethenny and LuAnn would be able to bury the hatchet when asked who the returning Housewife would get along with. "I think the Heather-Carole thing is a coin toss. I think she and LuAnn, weirdly, will get along given their history," he said. "I think the rest are up for grabs."

After her return was officially announced, the Skinnygirl cocktails tycoon told E! News, "I'm genuinely excited, with a side of slightly nervous, for my return to The Real Housewives of New York City. 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. I can't wait to see what this next chapter brings for all of us. Watch what happens!"

No premiere date for Real Housewives of New York City has been announced. (E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

—Reporting by Beth Sobol

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