Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny discusses the "blessing ceremony," religion, and baby pandas.

on Mar 21, 20110

This week was really intense. I truly can't communicate how out of control I felt at Gina's church. I know that their "blessing ceremony" was filled with good intentions, but having my baby pulled from my arms was one of the most traumatic moments I have had as a mother. My little girl is so perfect and precious, and so beloved to me that I really couldn't even tolerate a moment of not knowing what was going on.

I learned so much that day about me as a wife, a person, and most of all a mother. If I don't feel comfortable, I don't care what anyone thinks.

Religion is a difficult topic to tackle. In my show, I make sure that we authentically show you what really goes on in my life. I'm not particularly religious. I am spiritual; I do believe in what is right and wrong, in energy, in karma, and that what you put out there you get back.

Because this topic is so sensitive, I didn't know how to handle the potential disrespect of someone else's rituals. It rendered us powerless, which felt beyond uncomfortable.

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