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To kick off her new FOX talk show, Bethenny, Real Housewives of New York alum Bethenny Frankel’s taking a trip down memory lane to the series which started it all for her career.

According to People, Bethenny chatted about the New York Housewives during Monday's Bethenny and said, “Do I still watch it? I don’t watch it religiously but I’ll sometimes catch up … It’s not anything against them. I’ve been busy planning the talk show and kind of doing my own thing. It was a long time ago.”

Bethenny, of course, was one of the original castmates for RHONY, Season 1 – alongside frenemies Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin – and noted that things have changed quite a bit since she first appeared on the program. "It's a totally different show than when I started,” she said. Back then, “[i]t was just about women who had children and were married and it was kind of more fun and playful. Then it got crazy. Then it got really crazy and it was a different show.”

Even still, she does have the Real Housewives to thank for her current popularity and career opportunities and admitted “it did get me here.”

Looking back at her time on the show makes her a touch nostalgic, too. “Honestly, it was an experience that I'll never forget and the year with the first five of us is definitely very nostalgic. It makes me feel old and that feels like freshman year in high school,” she said.

The Real Housewives of New York airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.  

Source: People

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