Will this feud -- and the associated lawsuits -- ever end??
By any indication from the (above) photo, we're going to have to say NO…
BUT, it looks like tension between the Bethenny Frankel and Bravo's Andy Cohen goes deeper than those friendly smiles.
As we all know, before she became the successful multi-million dollar cocktail mogul, Bethenny was a struggling New York Real Housewife. And, more importantly, she has many people to thank, specifically Watch What Happens Live's Andy, who had a hand in discovering the reality super star.
Howevs, now that the SkinnyGirl has risen to the top with her line of booze and cosmetics, and her new talk show has been picked up, she's apparently turning her back on the man who started it all.
A pal says that she's also refused to appear on WWHL, which has deeply hurt Bravo exec, further adding:
"Once Bethenny formally signed the deal for her own talk show with Telepictures, she kicked Andy to the curb, never to look back. Andy thought Bethenny would always be loyal to him, but he realizes he got used by her. He has done so much for her, and not just TV wise. During the launch of SkinnyGirl Andy proudly promoted it by featuring it as a prop on his show for over two years! Yes, Bethenny is extremely talented but for her to turn her back on Andy is just disgusting. What goes around comes around, Bethenny is on top of the world right now but that might not last. Andy won't be able to forget how quickly she ditched him once she got her own show."
We're really hoping this isn't true because Andy and Bethenny are the Laverne & Shirley of NYC! True, the two of them did pose for the (above) pic just a week ago after running into each other on the streets of New York looking like the best of chums, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that they're not just smiling for the cameras.
After all, Jill Zarin DID accuse him of taking Bethenny's side during their nasty feud!
Can't bygones just be bygones??? Mazel!
Andy has spoken and this is what he has to say!
— Andy Cohen (@BravoAndy) October 19, 2012
Phew! This just tickles our fancy! Can't wait for an A+B reunion!
[Image via Andy Cohen's Instagram.]