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Jenna Lyons reacted to Bethenny Frankel’s seemingly shady comments after the Real Housewives of New York City alum allegedly rejected the former creative director of J.Crew when she asked for advice about the show.

Plus, Jessel Taank shared more to the story behind her drama with Jenna, after complaining about her gifted green negligee.

Bethenny recently shared on her “ReWives” podcast that she didn’t know who Jenna was, and suggested Bravo was overhyping the newbie’s fame.

Speaking on the “Shut Up Evan” podcast, via Heavy, Jenna reacted to Bethenny’s apparent rejection.

“I can imagine if the shoe was on the other foot. I think that [Bethenny] has been through this process for years and I think it’s had its ups and downs and clearly as we can see now with what’s going on she has a tricky relationship with the show,” said Jenna, alluding to Bethenny’s calls for a reality star union, amid allegations that Bravo is mistreating its stars.

Jenna went on to say, “And so she may not have wanted to play favorites, she may not have wanted to discuss it for reasons that are her own. I’m fine that she had no idea who I was. Like, great, there’s so many people who don’t, that happens all the time.”

The fashion expert indicated that she doesn’t want her status as a ‘Real Housewife’ to define her.

She explained, “I don’t want it to become my defining moment, and it’s tricky, because I had a career prior to this — a relatively large one — and I don’t want this to become my calling card. At the same time, I’ve become well aware that this is a very large, very visible and very passionate show. I actually can’t believe how obsessed people are.”

Meanwhile, Jenna’s castmate Jessel addressed the backlash she received at the beginning of the season, after she complained about the green negligee Jenna kindly gifted her.

“I certainly don’t take myself too seriously and I always, of course, correct when I’m wrong,” Jessel explained to HELLO, via Reality Tea. “I did apologize to Jenna after the lingerie gifting. I wrote her a handwritten note. And we had a really nice conversation, but it wasn’t shown. How convenient! Everyone thought I was someone completely different than what I was, and a large part was the edit.”

Live Viewing Thread – This is also the live viewing thread for tonight’s new episode of The Real Housewives of New York City season 14 which airs at 9/8c on Bravo. Feel free to chat below and share your thoughts as the episode airs!

Adam Ragsdale

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