"This is absolutely not true. No regrets at all. She's excited of what's to come with her new endeavors," a rep for the Skinnygirl mogul told TooFab, after a few media outlets reported sources close to Bethenny saying she's having second thoughts about leaving the Bravo series and that she's cracking under the pressure of her production partnership with Mark Burnett and MGM television.
In fact, earlier this week, the 48-year-old mother of one told Us Weekly, "I'm really excited because to leave something, you have to jump to fly, so I just made a decision and I made a good decision. I'm just focusing on the future and also spending more downtime for myself, looking at different properties, just breathing. I'm exhaling for the first time in a really long time. I had a really difficult year, and so I'm just exhaling for the first time in a while."
Frankel also admitted that her decision to quit came almost organically, explaining, "I was planning to just breathe, but it was a chapter ending. It's very symbolic and poetic, but it really was a chapter ending, and it does feel like a completely clean slate, a new chapter. And I like the way it feels in many ways: in my family, in my humanitarian work, in my business, in my personal life, in my relationship, with everything, so it really does affect everything."
Bethenny broke the hearts of many "RHONY" fans when she announced in August she'd be quitting the series she helped launch back in 2008.
"I have decided to leave the 'Housewives' franchise to explore my next chapter," the witty, self-made millionaire said in a statement. "It's time to move on and focus on my daughter, my philanthropy and my production partnership with Mark Burnett, producing and starring in shows which represent a shift in the conversation for women."
"With the changes in modern culture, I want to highlight the strength, confidence and unstoppable power that women have," the statement continued. "My experience at Bravo has been an incredibly magical ride. I am so grateful to them for highlighting my entrepreneurialism and allowing me to pave the way for many women to achieve their goals."
"I am excited for my future," the statement concluded. "The best is yet to come."
Frankel took to Instagram shortly after to share a lengthy and heartfelt message for the fans who've stood by her side throughout the years. "I am so grateful to you for sticking with me through everything," she wrote. "You started this journey with me in my tiny apartment in my late 30s, wondering what would happen to me. I was broke, single, had no family and no idea what the future held."
She went on to say that her fans had inspired her and helped her navigate her way through her life, both professionally and personally, then encouraged them to pursue their dreams just as they'd empowered her to chase hers. "GO for it. Whatever it is. Reach for your dreams in life and love and make the impossible happen, because it can happen and it WILL happen," she wrote. "Come from a place of yes and it's yours for the taking."
In closing, she promised her fans this wouldn't be the last they see of her. And if Andy Cohen has his way, he'll make sure she keeps that promise.