Well, apparently she felt even more diluted and constricted by not getting a paycheck, because new reports indicate that Bethenny is in "serious talks" to join the long-running panel discussion show "The View."
"The View is looking for someone to spice up the show," a source tells VH1. "Someone with lots of opinions and a big personality and Bethenny is at the top of the list."
As an opinionated, highly vocal co-host with a reality TV background, Frankel would make an ideal replacement for former Survivor contestant Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck left The View last year for a gig at Fox News.
Of course, Bethenny may want to wait until things settle down a bit in her personal life before she makes any major professional commitments.