To fans' delight, Ramona Singer's reaction to Carole Radziwill announcing her exit from The Real Housewives of New York City was very on brand: "I don't want to cry and ruin my makeup!"
Hours before Singer joined The View's Meghan McCain on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Wednesday, Radziwill revealed that after six seasons, she had decided to leave the popular reality show to focus on other career opportunities. "I am sure this does not come as a surprise to any of the viewers, all of whom have been supportive, encouraging, and kind," the best-selling author said in a statement to E! News. "My original curiosity about reality television has waned over the years and I am focusing on TV and writing projects that better suit my more steady temperament." In a perceived dig at Bethenny Frankel, her one-time BFF and season-long source of stress, Radziwill added she's "thrilled to leave frenemies behind."
Singer told Andy Cohen she's "sad" to see Radziwill go. "I love Carole inside and out. I think she's really warm, special, down to earth, truthful, giving, kind, supportive of women, genuine, smart [and] fabulous. I'm like, 'Wow.' I'm going to miss not being with her doing the next season. It's going to be a void," Singer said, shaking her head. "This is going to be a void for me."
In addition to Frankel, cast members Luann de Lesseps, Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan and Tinsley Mortimer have not commented on Radziwill's exit; de Lesseps is currently in rehab. Former Real Housewives of New York City stars include Cindy Barshop, Aviva Drescher, Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord, Kristen Taekman, Heather Thomson, Jules Wainstein and Jill Zarin.
The Real Housewives of New York City airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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