Luann says new ‘RHONY’ season is ‘best yet’ because Bethenny left

Luann de Lesseps says the approaching season of “The Actual Housewives of New York” is the best yet … mainly because Bethenny Frankel is off the display.

“I experience like this time, for the reason that [Frankel’s] not there, the gals have a location to specific them selves and demonstrate a lot more of their identity. And I believe this is the most effective period still. It is like, Bethenny who? It is the finest period at any time!” de Lesseps informed Rob Shuter’s “Naughty But Nice” podcast.

The reality show’s new time debuts in April, and is certain to be binge-observing fodder for shut-ins in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. (Some die-hards even urged Bravo’s Andy Cohen to launch the exhibit months early, but he said it was not possible simply because of specialized troubles.)

De Lesseps additional of what she sights as Frankel’s welcome departure: “She’s a massive character, she can take up a whole lot of oxygen … I sense like folks can breathe now.”

Frankel discovered final year she would not return for the show’s 12th year.

De Lesseps, who earlier had to abstain from consuming booze simply because she was on probation for an infamous 2017 arrest for disorderly perform, advised Shuter that these days, “I’m no for a longer time on probation. And now I’m in the driver’s seat and I can choose for myself. So I consume on celebration and I’m feeling definitely superior.”