Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill: The Friendship is Over!

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Fans have finally gotten their first look at The Real Housewives of New York City, Season 10. And there's a lot to process.

There's a lot about Luann. After all, she got a divorce after a very short marriage and she also was arrested. But she's not the only star, and the trailer shows Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill's friendship on the brink.

It looks like fans' fears are realized, because Bethenny and Carole are done with each other.

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Us Weekly has learned that Bethenny and Carole ended their friendship. It's sad, folks, but it happens.

To start, their source says that the pair naturally drifted apart last summer because they were both busy with very different activities.

Carole was training for the New York City Marathon. There's a lot more to preparing for a marathon than choosing a cute running outfit and stretching beforehand.

Bethenny, in the mean time, was working on her B Strong charity. Bethenny is known for her altruistic work that has helped and continues to help countless people.

It wasn't that either of them hated what the other was doing -- they were just occupied with activities that did not include the other. It happens.

Carole

Later, however, accidental disinterest in each other turned into something less pleasant.

"Things turned acrimonious while filming."

Fans and viewers of the trailer (posted above for your convenience) got a little taste of that already.

It's tense and it's sad.

Apparently a point of contention was that Carole began "sticking up" for Tinsley Mortimer.

And that just didn't sit well with Bethenny.

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Reportedly, Bethenny feels replaced. That's never a good sensation.

"Bethenny’s jealous of their relationship."

So it's not just that Bethenny and Carole drifted apart.

Carole and Tinsley drifted closer. 

"Tinsley has replaced her as New York City Marathon Carole’s bestie."

They bonded in Bethenny's absence and she was not feeling it when they started filming again.

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Bethenny admitted the division in the teaser clip:

"I’m not sure Carole is as excited to see me as she used to be."

Bethenny vocally objected to being called "Honey" by her erstwhile friend.

Carole, on the other hand, accused Bethenny of being very "aggressive" around her.

(Bethenny is admittedly a very assertive woman, even by New York standards)

Their apparently quarreling seems to be be about these underlying issues. That doesn't make it any less sad for fans and viewers to watch, however.

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Bethenny and Carole haven't always been friends. In fact, when the series first began, they hadn't even met.

While Carole came in and joined the cast in season 5, Bethenny was an original cast member who left after three seasons.

It was only when Bethenny returned to the series in Season 7 that she and Carole met. At the time, they became fast friends.

Season 10, however, will paint a very different story for these two. And that's definitely going to be sad -- though hopefully outweighed by Luann's drama.

We'll all find out together when we tune in to The Real Housewives of New York City on April 4th.

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