During a visit to the PEOPLE offices, the Real Housewives of New York personality revealed that she and de Lesseps are not speaking following the reunion show.
“No, I haven’t strangled her and I haven’t spoken to her, so she’s still alive and I hope she is happily engaged. And no I haven’t spoken to her,” Frankel, 45, tells PEOPLE.
Although the pair feuded on season 8 of the Bravo reality series, Frankel cites the Countess’ “bad behavior” as a reason for her no longer being upset with de Lesseps.
“I’m not really upset with her because I wasn’t really that surprised by her bad behavior,” Frankel states. “The truth is not Luann’s very good friend. So, I’m not really that surprised. I’m not angry. There have been people that I’ve been on the show with before that I was very angry at and was just like, ‘I can never speak to them again’ and I don’t feel like that with Luann because I just don’t expect that much from her.”
On season 8, Frankel dropped a bombshell on de Lesseps when she revealed that the Countess’ fiancé, Tom D’Agostino, Jr., allegedly made out with a Playboy model at New York’s Regency Hotel the day before the couple’s engagement party.
“In the end, really, because I was the messenger and you know people want to kind of get the stain off of them and just throw it onto someone else. I presented something that represents the truth and Luann, like I said, isn’t a very good friend of the truth,” Frankel tells PEOPLE.
Although Frankel is not intending to make an appearance at de Lesseps’ nuptials on Dec. 31, she would be willing to attend under one condition.
“I would go to Luann’s for a very steep appearance fee,” Frankel says.
She quips of her Skinnygirl alcohol brand, “I would gladly sponsor the wedding with alcohol. And I will gladly take – now because I’m sponsoring the wedding – a discounted appearance fee.”