Bethenny Frankel gave ET the latest dish on The Real Housewives of New York, reacting candidly to a report that some of the stars are holding out for more money.
According to the New York Post, LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer are negotiating to raise their paychecks closer to the $1 million deal that Frankel reportedly sealed for her return to the show last season. In talking to ET on Tuesday, Frankel didn't seem too optimistic about their chances.
"Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered and negotiation is definitely an art form," Frankel told ET bluntly. "I would venture to guess that most these women are not willing to walk away, so it's all a useless exercise in nothing."
Frankel may have earned her payday, as her return gave the show a welcome boost, but her co-stars' tactics could work against them. A source reportedly told the New York Post that Frankel has "a long list of friends" that could replace them should Bravo wish to walk away from the negotiating table.
One of Frankel's friends, Kyle Richards, has been a part of the Real Housewives franchise on the opposite coast and had fans wondering if Frankel would move to Beverly Hills after appearing in the RHOBH promos.
"Living on the west coast? No," Frankel said. "Actually, I love New York."
In fact, Frankel was in NYC when we caught up with her. The Skinnygirl cocktail mogul was handing out samples of her new Skinnygirl nutrition protein shakes and bars.
While Frankel's career is booming, the reality star is still working through a divorce in her personal life. Almost three years after the initial filing, she's still not legally divorced from estranged husband Jason Hoppy.