Bethenny Frankel has hurled some pretty serious shade at one of her most prominent foes...
... by posing in the bright sun.
This past weekend, the Real Housewives of New York City cast member shared a photo on Instagram that featured her lounging in the pool on a float.
This typically would not be a big deal.
As you can see above, Frankel very often posts pictures on her social media of herself in a bikini or in some kind of skimpy outfit.
But this one was different.
"Nice melons #NationalWatermelonDay #FlashbackFriday," Bethenny wrote as a caption to the following image, which was snapped some time ago.
Why, therefore, did Frankel go ahead and publish it again this week?
To take a hard jab at Carole Radziwill, of course!
This is the theory floated by a Page Six source, who notes that Frankel tagged Radziwill’s ex, Adam Kenworthy, as the photographer behind this snapshot.
Seems like a random thing to have done, right?
Considering Frankel and Kenworthy aren't especially close and the picture is not even new.
“It’s not nice. It’s a f-ck you to Carole. Adam and Bethenny have not spoken in a year,” the aforementioned insider tells The New York Post, adding:
“Adam and Bethenny are not friends. Carole and Bethenny are not friends. Bethenny’s taken it to a whole new level. It’s like, leave a bitch alone.”
There was a time, of course, when Carole and Bethenny were VERY good friends.
But those who watch The Real Housewives of New York City online or on television each week are well aware that only negative feelings now exist between the reality stars.
And it was pretty clear that Radziwill was taking a shot at Frankel when she announced her departure last month from the franchise.
“After six seasons on Bravo’s RHONY, I have decided to return to what I do best - journalism and producing,” Carole said at the time, adding in more detail:
"My original curiosity about reality television has waned over the years and I am focusing on TV and writing projects that better suit my more steady temperament."
In conclusion, Carole wrote:
“I have worked with amazing producers, made great friends, and I’m thrilled to leave frenemies behind."
She might as well have just come out and said: See ya, Bethenny!
But while The New York Post source labels Frankel’s as “obsessive and stalkerish" for shading Radziwill with the watermelon-themed image above, a rep for the entrepreneur scoff at Bethenny's supposed intentions.
“It has nothing to do with Carole," this rep says, adding:
"It’s a pic of Bethenny on a watermelon raft on National Watermelon Day. She doesn’t have a wardrobe of watermelon pics, so she used that one.
"She gave Adam credit because he was the photographer."
Everything except for the idea of there being a National Watermelon Day makes sense there to us.
What do YOU think, readers?
On whose side do you call in this rivalry?