Bethenny Frankel shades her ‘RHONY’ costars: ‘They can’t afford the lives they’re living’

Bethenny Frankel is never at a loss for words on many subjects, one of which happens to be her fellow Real Housewives of New York City costars. In a new interview, she goes as far to say that some of them simply can’t afford the lifestyles that they are showcasing on and off the popular Bravo show.

The 47-year-old appeared on the cover of the MoneyOpens a New Window. magazine's September issue.

Another conversation was about the show that truly made her famous, RHONY. During its debut season, she admitted to only making $7,250. That became a crucial turning point financially for her, as she made a deal in 2008 that wouldn’t allow Bravo to make any profit off her businesses that she promoted on the show.“Everybody else just had to try to play catch-up after they saw what I did,” she said.

As for her fellow RHONY costars finances, Bethenny isn't that optimistic. "They can’t afford the lives they’re living,” she said. "And if the music stops, they’re going to get in some trouble.”

She didn't single anyone out in the interview, but Bethenny is known for her feuds with several past and present RHONY housewives. This includes her former BFF Carole Radziwill, who she had a major falling out with this past year.

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THE AINSWORTH, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2018/01/25: Bethenny Frankel wearing Valentino skirt, Altuzzara coat and Louboutin shoes attends Febreze Launches New Super Bowl Ad Campaign at a public appearance at The Ainsworth. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: Bethenny Frankel is seen arriving to the funeral for Bobby Zarin at Riverside Memorial Chapel on January 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Bethenny Frankel, Dorinda Medley, Tinsley Mortimer and Sonja Morgan attend as ONE Jeanswear Group and Bethenny Frankel Celebrate the Launch of Skinnygirl Jeans on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Skinnygirl Jeans)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Bethenny Frankel attends as ONE Jeanswear Group and Bethenny Frankel Celebrate the Launch of Skinnygirl Jeans on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Skinnygirl Jeans)
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 06: Bethenny Frankel speaks at the Opening Night of the Massachusetts Conference for Women at the Boston Convention Center on December 6, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Massachusetts Conference for Women)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Bethenny Frankel attends the 2017 Delivering Good Annual Gala at The American Museum of Natural History on November 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Bethenny Frankel seen out in a pink Marilyn Monroe costume for Halloween on October 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: (L-R) Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel and Tinsley Mortimer attend the 2017 Delivering Good Annual Gala at The American Museum of Natural History on November 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BETHENNY & FREDRIK -- Pictured: (l-r) Fredrik Eklund, Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Greg Endries/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: In this handout photo provided by One Voice: Somos Live!, actor Debra Messing and tv personality Bethenny Frankel participate in the phone bank onstage during 'One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief' at the Universal Studios Lot on October 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/One Voice: Somos Live!/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 13: Bethenny Frankel arrives at the amfAR Los Angeles 2017 at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on October 13, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Californi (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SHARK TANK - ABCs Shark Tank Season 9 Premiere Event at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. (Matt Petit/ABC via Getty Images) BETHENNY FRANKEL
HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 09: Bethenny Frankel visits with survivors of hurricane Harvey at Dress for Success Houston on September 9, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 17: Bethenny Frankel attends the B Floral Cocktail Hour at the Southampton Social Club on August 17, 2017 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 05: Bethenny Frankel attends Women's Health and FEED's 6th Annual Party Under the Stars at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club on August 5, 2017 in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13: Bethenny Frankel seen out and about in Manhattan on July 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Carole Radziwill, Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 10: Dan Wright and Bethenny Frankel attend The 17th Annual Midsummer Night Drinks Benefiting God's Love We Deliver at Private Residence on June 10, 2017 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 14095 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bethenny Frankel, Andy Cohen, Kyle Richards, Erika Jayne -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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