What Bethenny wants, Bethenny gets!
The ever-demanding Frankel, who infamously earned $1 million for her comeback season of The Real Housewives of New York in 2015, controls what her costars say on camera, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.
So what's the 45-year-old single mom's number one no-no? LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer and company are forbidden from speaking about Frankel's nasty split from ex Jason Hoppy.
"Contractually, no one is allowed to mention her divorce," a show insider tells Radar. "No one can speak about her daughter, Bryn, or Jason, either." (A Bravo spokesperson says "that is completely not true.")
Meanwhile, in a serious double standard, the Bravo show is now focusing on de Lesseps' controversial love life, and once centered on Singer's cheating scandal and subsequent divorce from longtime husband Mario.
In addition to silencing her costars, Frankel is ordering producers keep cast member Carole Radziwill on the show.
"Bethenny needs an ally on the cast, so it's important for her to keep Carole around," the insider explains. "Producers don't want Carol for season 9, but Bethenny will get her way. She always does."
As Radar previously reported, Frankel has left Bravo execs furious by refusing the film scenes with certain costars, including nemesis Sonja Morgan.
"As part of the story lines, the women need to try to talk or come to resolutions, which Bethenny refuses to do," a source claimed. "She's putting everything in jeopardy."