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Bethenny’s Back! Frankel Returning To ‘Real Housewives Of New York City’

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Oct. 1 2014, Updated 8:22 p.m. ET

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Here comes Bethenny!

Four years after she quit The Real Housewives of New York, Frankel, 43, is returning to the show that made her a star, Us Weekly reports.

According to the magazine, producers are praying the Skinnygirl mogul will boost the Bravo reality series’ slumping ratings.

“Bringing her back is a last-ditch effort,” a source tells Us. told you first that the single mom to Bryn, 4, was in talks to rejoin the cast.

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“Bravo has told Bethenny she could return as a special guest star…which is appealing to her,” a source told Radar in August.

As Radar initially reported, former cast member— and Frankel frenemyJill Zarin may also revive her role on the Bravo franchise.

“Recently Jill appeared on ABC‘s Wife Swap, and fans on social media have been asking for her to return,” a source said.

Frankel, for one, certainly has enough drama in her life to shake up the floundering series: She’s dating young banker Michael Cerussi, 34, while battling estranged husband Jason Hoppy, 44, over their still unsettled divorce.

But the normally outspoken star is remaining mum of the rumors, claiming only “I haven’t signed or decided to do anything….I have a great relationship with Andy Cohen and the Housewives and they’ve asked me to come back for years."


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