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Bethenny Frankel is in no rush to walk down the aisle again.
"We're not supposed to change who we are for a man, and I guarantee I won't be making that mistake again," The Real Housewives of New York City star tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue.
"I don't need to get married. I don't need a man. I can support five men."
It's been four months since Yolanda Hadid announced she and her husband, David Foster, were splitting after nine years together – and it took nearly the entire sixth season for anyone on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to address it on camera.
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Joe Guidice has been in prison for just over two weeks, but the Real Housewives of New Jersey star is already settling in, his family attorney James J. Leonard Jr. exclusively tells PEOPLE.
The Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel headed out in her home city Thursday, just one day after raising eyebrows for controversial comments on the show's season 8 premiere.
The 45-year-old reality star was seen walking her dog in Lower Manhattan on Thursday, just one day after the star suggested during Wednesday night's premiere that RHONY newbie Julianna (Jules) Wainstein might have an eating disorder.
"She looks like a really thin girl … she looks like there's an issue," Frankel said. "I wrote a book called Natural Thin. This is not natural thin."
Sonja Morgan has opened up to PEOPLE about her decision to stop drinking – not that she necessarily thinks she needed to.
"I don't have to drink. I don't need to drink. I don't drink at lunch. I don't drink with my daughter. I don't drink when I have business the next day. I wish I could say the same about some of my cast mates, because they do have to drink," she told PEOPLE at Dorinda Medley and Jules Wainstein's Real Housewives of New York season 8 premiere Wednesday at 42 West.
The 52-year-old Morgan, who only sipped water at her afterparty, explained that her RHONY cast mates have been bugging her to quit alcohol for awhile.
Are Sonja Morgan and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps the Upper East Side's newest odd couple?
At Dorinda Medley and Julianne "Jules" Wainstein's season 8 premiere of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City Wednesday at 42 West in N.Y.C., de Lesseps opened up to PEOPLE about moving in with pal Morgan this season at her sumptuous-but-chilly Upper East Side townhouse.
"I was actually staying with her while I was looking for an apartment this season," admitted de Lesseps. She has that big, rambling townhouse. Her daughter went to boarding school. My kids were both at college – Noel went to college – and I thought, 'You know what, I'm going to stay with Sonja.' "
New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote not long ago that middle age is a time of growth rather than the proverbial "crisis." Does he watch Bravo?
We're up to season 8 of The Real Housewives of New York City, and while there are hints of mature thoughtfulness in the premiere – newly single Bethenny Frankel is ready to renew her focus on entrepreneurial projects – the chief source of growth will probably be the ladies extending their gossipy scrutiny to newcomer Julianne Wainstein.