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Bethenny Frankel nervous for her 'Real Housewives of New York City' return

June 23, 2012. Television personality Bethenny Frankel arrives at the 39th Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

June 23, 2012. Television personality Bethenny Frankel arrives at the 39th Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California.  (Reuters)

Bethenny Frankel is making a return to "The Real Housewives of New York City," Bravo announced Monday.

"I'm genuinely excited, with a side of slightly nervous, for my return to 'The Real Housewives of New York City,'" Frankel said in a statement.

The 43-year-old is looking forward to a new start, she said. Frankel split from husband Jason Hoppy in 2012 and the two had a messy and drawn-out custody battle over their daughter, Bryn.

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"I'm such a different person and in such a different place than when I was on [the] first season," she told Us Weekly. "Slightly exciting, a little bit of anxiousness, but it feels fresh. It doesn't feel like [how] I felt going into the third season of the 'Housewives.' There was just so much muck and I just didn't feel it was good energy."

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Frankel revealed her time on the upcoming season will be very different from her first-time-around on the show.

"When I went onto 'Housewives' when I was younger, I didn't have family, I didn't have a business, I didn't have partners," she explained. "I think basically the important thing is how I'm just being honest about my perspective."

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The reality star also joked, "Ironically, I'm never a 'Housewife' when I'm a housewife!"

As for her "ROHNY" costars? Bravo announced Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan will also be returning.

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