REAL Housewives of New York City alum Bethenny Frankel responded to rumors she's rejoining the Bravo show after quitting two years ago.
Deuxmoi reported the alleged casting news earlier this week.
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Bethenny tweeted today: "I posted on Insta that my being in talks w
@BravoTV is [100 percent] false.
"I deleted there & took here Bc Haiti is what’s important & I don’t want to clutter msgs w false gossip.
"The leak is desperate for attention. I haven’t spoken to bravo since leaving & @Andy & I don’t discuss rhony."
Bethenny, who is engaged to Paul Bernon, also shared in a YouTube video: "This is the truth. The rumors about my being in talks with Bravo to come back to the housewives are 100 percent false. They're inaccurate. There is not a shred of truth to them.
"Whoever is leaking this is obviously desperate or has something to gain for themselves, but I always want you to know the truth about what's actually happening so you know what to trust and what not to trust.
"I've been focusing on Haiti. I've been enjoying the summer with my daughter, growing my business. Bravo and the housewives was an incredible experience. It gave me the opportunity to provide my daughter with incredible experiences I could have never imagined.
"It gave me the opportunity to focus a large part of my work and of my life on philanthropic efforts, helping people during times of need like right now like with Haiti. We have been able to raise and will distribute 4.5M dollars on multiple barges into Haiti, helping people who are truly in need.
"So I appreciate you always following me and supporting me and always rooting for me. And you've helped so many people. Have an incredible summer. And thank you so much."
A Bravo rep also told OK! Magazine Bethenny's rumored returned to RHONY: "These are all rumors and there is no truth to this."
This followed Deuxmoi sharing next season's cast would feature Ramona Singer, Eboni K. Williams, Bethenny Frankel and Tinsley Mortimer, with Luann de Lesseps in a "friend of" role.
The gossip site said the show was "working overtime to secure a Bethenny Frankel and Tinsley Mortimer return."
A source claimed Tinsley was "closest to signing" and Bethenny wasn't "far behind."
The Sun recently reported the RHONY cast is “panicking” as producers determine who’s re-hired and who’s FIRED.
The Bravo series currently stars Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Leah McSweeney and Eboni K. Williams.
The insider revealed: “Things are in a complete state of panic amongst the cast of RHONY. Ramona is NOT the only one on the chopping block.
“There could be a complete revamp of the show and three or more people may be fired. Eboni, Ramona and Leah are ALL in danger.”
The insider went on: “People have been very vocal about their dislike for Ramona this season. It doesn’t make sense to have her on the show anymore. She has become completely unlikeable.”
They continued: “As for Leah and Eboni, they have been criticized by viewers on social media. And Eboni blaming producers for low ratings last week doesn't help her case.”
"Luann and Sonja seem to be the only two in the cast that are safe. The audience likes them and they test well."
Earlier this month, the show's newest star told TMZ that the producers are to blame for what makes it on the air.
However, the source said the casting situation is a "nightmare."
RHONY's season 13 reunion was originally planned to be filmed on August 5, though was pushed back to at least September.
Additionally, season 14 won't begin production until 2022.
The source claimed that "pushing the start of filming for next season back to next year has everyone in panic," adding: "The cast want to know if they’re getting a check or not."
It may be a while until the cast learns their fate on the show, as "producers wait until the very last minute to make offers to the cast they want."
The source said: "The panic among the current cast will go for months as they scramble to find new cast members. It’s a straight-up mess."
The Sun has reached out to a RHONY rep for comment.
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