I hope my blog isn't too blah. My furry baby Cookie is at the hospital for bleeding. This isn't good for her because she has always suffered from a low platelet count, which means that bleeding is very bad for doggies. I dread putting her back on the strong chemo type drugs. Anyway, I'm praying.
Now on a lighter note. . .about the show.
The press: what can I say about them? In this business they are a necessary evil. Would I be even remotely close to where I am without them? Absolutely not. Did I used to dream of anyone caring enough to take a picture of me and now dread the very same thing at times? Yes! The thing is that I, perhaps like you, was very naïve. I actually thought that if it was printed, then it had to be true. The sad fact is that it isn't necessarily true at all, and you need to be educated consumers and know what sources to trust.
Even within the category of gossip magazines, very select magazines check their sources legally. The rest just quote any source they can find and say "a source" or "a friend." If they don't name a name, it probably is just hearsay. Anyway, I don't care what the press thinks about me, but I do care what you think.
bethenny, as long as you are happy donot let the press or website get to you. You have viewer that love you and what you stand for, you made me understand what i have is great for me and donot care what people think or say. Good luck and kiss the baby for me
bethenny, forget about the haters (i know it's hard) but to acknowledge them is to fuel them. i agree with you about the bidet and nick. bet he thought he would never be in the same sentence with the word 'bidet"! your family is adorable! LOVE the show.
Bethenny, I love the show and your daughter is to die for, so freakin cute! I hope that Cookie is ok, I lost a horse recently and it tears your heart in two. So happy for you and your family, you deserve it baby!
Bethenny you are the greatest! I have loved you from day one on RHONY. You have so much to be proud of - you have come a long way baby!!! lol
Forget all the haters - they are just jealous of you. You and I are so much alike in the fact that we say what we mean, no holding back - if you don't want to know my honest opinion - don't ask!!
Keep your chin up and remember for every hater you have 100 people who love you.
Bethenny, You have "paid" the cost to be the boss..so screw em! Don't change a single thing about you. It is through perserverance, and hard work that has gotten you where you want to be, the FIRST housewife to appear on Bravo TV with a plan (no choke on that Haters!)
Keep up the great work Bethenny. Best,
Bethenny, I want you to ignore these people because your true fans know if there is something we need to know you will tell us in a number of ways so don't worry about us believing the CRAP it must really hurt the heart to be envious,bitter,and jealous I can't imagine living like that but for some people thats all they know.As for the gossip magazine they all are trying to be the first to tell the story and sell magazine they follow your taping before airing begin so you can't call them liars ex:THE TALK SHOW WOULD'N HAPPEN,THE BOAT TRIP,THE MONEY,PICTURE OF YOUR NEW APARTMENTon and on I stop following a blog because I thought they were honest and reliable to find out they were not I will only believe what I "HEAR COME OUT OF THE HORSES MOUTH' ,LOL love the show last night keep laughing with Jason and all the way to the bank.I will pray for Cookie I have a maltese can't imagine him being that sick.
B- You and Ellen were cracking me up. I loved the episode and I remember watching this on TV and cracking up, when you said you would have slept with the guy who towd you in and you didnt have a tip calculator for that type of service.. Really. People are so efin wierd. Cheers to you.. prayers on the way for cookie. I have a pet that I love like a child too! I get it.
Bethany, I love your show and frankly everthing about you, your family, the girls, Cookie, everything. (so sorry to hear Cookie is not feeling well.)I even love Nick. Every time he is on your show I just want to squeeze him. Straight shooter you are and trust me I appreciate that in someone that I have always loved and would be friends with if you where ever to live in my little neighborhood of Loganville WI. I can not wait for every episode and ever new experiance that you bring to light. I find myself wanting to be a better mother and friend. ( the jury is still out on better wife, only because everyones situation is different.) I Could never find the words to let you know how much you mean to me and how much your experiances have made me realize that life is out there for each and every one of us and all we have to do is live it. (at least not without sounding like a crazed super fan.) Thank you for being you. Hugs Mollie Jo
you and you alone earned your money. no excuses,no explanations. No one would question a man! Keep on being you.
I really enjoy watching your show Bethenny! You are a breath of fresh air and incredibly witty and funny. As for all the negative stuff being said, I say go after them. It is ridiculous that people say whatever they want that isn't true and have no ramifcations against them. I never believe what I see on line, always go to the source! Can't wait for you show, congrats!!! Ellen is an amazing woman.
Bethenny love your show, you are right some reporters are not reporters, they are just bloggers or professional gossipers , you go girl!!
OK Bethany, You have great gifts of talent, brains and beauty! Now a family too. How is your spiritual life? Ignore the tabloids and the haters. We do. I don't believe a thing in those rags! But, people have to make money, so, like parasites, they make a living off of others. Just remember that if you were nothing, you would not be in the papers. Some people call them to get in! You don't have to because you are popular, interesting and happening! See, Ellen came to you! That's huge! Hold on tight and ride this ride for all it's worth. People want to see you and hear what you have to say. So sorry for Cookie. IN my prayers!
Hi Bethenny! First of all, healing thoughts and prayers for Cookie!!! I haven't read any of the negative reports about you and only know of them from you talking about them, but as far as the boat trip being a farce, that's hilarious. When I saw the previews for that episode, I thought for sure that the "we don't have a working GPS" was going to just be your therapist setting you and Jason up with a metaphor for a relationship without direction! HA! Boy was I wrong! I think it's crazy to think that a self respecting therapist would allow a fake story that depicts all that truly went wrong. He was clearly embarrassed that all of this was happening,'[ and unfortunately, there was no "I'm just kidding. We really do have a working GPS, but I just wanted you to see the correlation of having no direction in your marriage is as dangerous as no GPS out at sea." But, there was no AH HA moment. Just plenty of nausea for Jason, exhaustion for a workaholic wife, business woman, and mother, and discomfort for a well meaning therapist, ! lol. I felt for you all!!! I enjoy you. I love your candor and your unfiltered view of everything. You are refreshing.
Hi Bethenny, Your true fans will always dismiss the nonsense people write to sell a story. Thank you for your sincerity. It comes right through in your blog. Thanks for taking the time to write it. Hopefully Julie, or whoever reads these, will relay the positive messages to you. I hope your bff Cookie is ok, our thoughts are with you. I admire you :) Best of luck with your Fox show.
Hi: Just read online blog for "moms" and the writer of it showed photos of you, Jason and the baby recently. Then she wrote that the bloggers, photographers used the one photo out of thousands to make up a story line. You should read it. Great explanation of how a story is created and how they twist an image to fit their negative stories. What surprises me is that some people automatically believe this stuff just because of the photo! Plus I thought whoever wrote about you and Jason breaking up on the day of your 2nd wedding anniversary and that it was picked up by every gossipmonger in the US is just sick. You guys know who you are ... geezzzz ... must have been a really slow news day. Girl, you need not explain your life to any of us.
I hope Cookie is alright and on the road to recovery. Poor baby! Good luck and good health to all.
Bethenny, you could keep me entertained 24/7. The only negative thing I could say about you is you aren't on 7 days a week. So put your big girl panties on and kick ass. Those saying things that are just down right lies aren't worth worrying about and are only jealous. I can only see you becoming even more successful in the future so let them talk and while they do, you and Jason keep walking past them, all the way to the bank!!!!!!
The media is your business, as the internet and blogs are also a form of "press". Your show is on TV and your products are advertised in the media and the press. Skinny Girl has advertisements in the press. Your show IS an advertisement and it is press, too, as reality TV. We are all smart consumers and as long as you stay true and positive your products will sell, including the advertisers who sponsor your show on Bravo TV. But when you divert the focus to "the haters", etc., you are wasting precious advertising dollars. Who cares about haters? Karma will take care of them. People who hate are unhappy with their own life and just project it on those they envy. Basic psychology. If I was you I would take the money and run, and become a philanthropic non-profit CEO. Spend your extra dollars not on expensive shoes, but on sponsoring a scholarship fund for underprivileged women from broken homes. Just one example of how you can turn the haters on themselves. You will feel better about your money if it goes to a good cause. Karma gives back to those who give. Hate begets hate and a generous soul begets a fulfilled life. You seem conflicted at the core because you have discovered money does not buy happiness. Live a simple life with simple belongings, give to others and you will find a joy you have never known. Try it, and you will see. Peace.
I hope Cookie is going to be alright... Don't ever apologize for having money...you worked hard to earn it... It must hurt when people say bad things about you or your family...take deep breaths.... Your kindness towards Nick warms my heart... If I were 30 years younger I'd be stalking you for a job...lol
Enjoy your ride B...you inspire a lot of us minions out here :)
Thanks for continuing to make me smile, Patricia
My 14 year old daughter says, "let the haters be your motivators". Like someone said, if a man had amassed the fortune and fame you have, no one would care. Much love to Cookie, I love that dawg!!!!
Go Get Em Bethenny!!!!!
Why address haters? How many could there be; 3? You have the world by the string and continue to focus on the minuscule negativity floating by. There's having humility and there's fishing for complements. I think you simply want constant affirmation from everyone to keep boosting your spirits. Knock it off. You have it all. Now act like it.
Great show - I used to watch ALL the Bravo shows but I had to give them ALL up BUT yours - love it!!! I enjoyed watching u and Jason on date night - sexy! I hope Jason got lucky that night - he is just lucky to have u and Brynn! I am SO looking fwd to yiur new talk show.....take that Kelly and Jill!!! XOXOX
PS - I hope Cookie is getting better!!
Dear Bethenny, Who cares what the press says. No one in their right mind would believe that crap. Regarding your bidet. My husband is from Italy so of course we have one. What most Americans don't know is, a bidet isn't just for cleaning our tushes, and cuchies. It's also great for soaking our feet. Watching RHONJ when the group goes to Italy. It cracked me up when the Guideses had no idea what a bidet was. They didnt even know how to pronounce "bidet" correctly. Than Joe says," no one uses those anymore." Made me wonder if they were truly Italian. Then we meet their family in Italy. I guarantee each one of their family members in Italy has a bidet.
I have to say that I enjoy your show so much and also laugh out loud to the new ones and the re-runs! I think the dynamics of all of you is what makes it so funny! You saying whatever you think, the look of shock on Jasons face, and the smiles of Bryn...all so funny! I think it takes a special person to be your COC, but Julie is perfect for the job!!! She has such a sense of calm about her I think it makes it all work! I can't wiait to see the new place!!! Oh and PS, I don't believe for one second anything they rag mags print!!! Team Bethenny and Jason!!! XO
Bethenny, first off, I hope Cookie is okay. I love my dog and it is hard when they are not well. Loved the episode this week. You and Jason seemed like you really were having a great time at the restaurant on date night. Glad you two are happy! Can't wait for your talk show. I love how quick witted you are and how open and honest you are. So glad you are partnering with Ellen. I just love her! You have a great family and I wish you all the best!
Bethenny, please do yourself and your family a favor and ignore the "news" about you in the press. Anyone with half a grain of intelligence knows not to believe anything the press has to say. This, sadly, goes for world events also. We live in a world where the minute you become successful, forces are there to take you down. It's sick. Don't defend yourself against something that doesn't matter. Be true to yourself and your family. They know who you really are. xo
Yaaaay Bethanny!! I'm so happy for all of your success and you don't OWE anyone an apology or an explanation making to the top like you have. It's YOUR money, do whatcha wanna do. Let 'em kick rocks!
I can't help it - I just love you. There is nothing I love more than someone who can laugh at themselves and doesn't take themself too seriously. You're amazing.
Love your Sangria! (YUM) It's the fisrt time the store has carried it and I couldn't wait to try it! Anyhow...don't let the haters knock you down! Talk to other big celeb's and they'll fill you in! Remeber no one is perfect! You have everything going for you. A handsome, wonderful hubby a beautful healthy little girl and you can pay the rent and then some! Although, I'll be so sad if Julie your (C.O.C.) leaves your side! She's such a dedicated, loyal worker! :o( My fingers are crossed her man moves to the big city! Your fans know what your made of B! We've got your back girlfriend! Pour yourself a skinny girl and enjoy life a little more!
Poor Cookie she is so wonderful she should have her own show, or at least a book. Just wanted to tell you, you are the best and I love the show. You have a great family hold on tight don't let the bad stuff in.
I think you are doing a fantastic job juggling all that you do. Enjoy your good fortunes, you deserve it! " All Da Boats" (priceless)
Enjoyed your show once again! Best show on Bravo because it shows the ups and downs of life. You deserve all your success - do people forget you sat in Costco trying to peddle your wares, sold cupcakes in Whole Foods and didn't have a husband who gave you anything to start something. People who write hateful blogs or hateful gossip are just jealous. Hope the Cookie is feeling better!
I think the fans watch your show to see the "real" you, and know the press is full of sh*t, so don't fret. Sorry about Cookie, hope she is ok. Glad Jill Z is out of your life, she's a leach. Glad you and that cute hubby are doing well. Not sure about Ellen though. She kinda rubs me the wrong way. I just get the feeling she's not so nice in "real" life.
You've often times stated, "We're not saving lives here." That's true. Your show represents a person who has been incredibly driven to "make a brand" and have a really BIG career to be financially secure. In addition, every whim, idea, thought has been microscopically examined. I'm not sure why viewers are so enthralled to a self centered, unwavering little brat who absolutely must have her way all the time. You whine, complain, cry everyday. You surround yourself with those that must agree with you OR suffer your wrath. You're like a human tornado, creating emotional havoc in your wake. The only positive aspects of your one dimensional show is the fame and fortune you've garnered. Conversely, in every show she has, Tabatha immensely improves the lives of those she helps. She transforms the down-on-their-luck folks into winners. Meanwhile, we aren't dragged into an endless sphere of self pitying bedlam. You really require a strong psychiatrist who enjoys a challenge and can handle you better than Popeye, the Sailor Man.
You are the best! My boyfriend turned me on to your show because he thinks you are great!! That daughter of yours..I could just squeeze her she is so adorable. I admire your tenacity, spunk, quick wittedness (ha ha is that a word?) and bravery. You are such an inspiration to me. Go for what you want and never hold back!!
How sweet of Bravo to filter out all the negative comments from viewers so you can feel better about yourself!! Good job, Bravo!
Prayers for cookie,I lost my lil dog of 14 years a few Weeks ago, they're such a big past of us and I hope she gets better soon.I think the best rule of thumb in life, is NEVER believe any thing 100% unless you hear it outta the horses mouth Love you guys!
Please dont stop your show on Bravo! I would watch your talk show, but I love the real life Bethanny antics. You would sleep with the tow guy!! Hysterical!
LindaS , while I do love Tabatha and like her show, you can't compare both women Tabatha doesn't have a reality show about her life, it is about her job, how much do you know about Tabatha's personal life? I know I know very little. The other difference is that Bethenny might be whiny at times but she buckles up and get things done or she wouldn't have achieved success at all. Bethenny is like many women, you have to say your peace and then get the work done, that how it usually happens, maybe you are perfect and never complain and take it in strides , that is your style and not hers, neither style is wrong but for you to assume that she should live her life according to the way you live yours is really pretencious. The simple fact that they allow you to post your opinion in her blog is something positive when we have so many others that modertae their blogs very heavily to avoid any negative comments. This only tells me that you rather focus on the negative side of things instead of the positive , so I am starting to wonder how perfect you really are.
Sorry about Cokkie , hope she is feeling better now, Bethenny , you have achieved so much and have such a lovely family, that is a great tribute to you as a woman, you are a wife, a mother, a business on the roll, a creative force and a model for so many women that struggle with self doubt and the same issues that you have struggle with. Sometimes when I struggle with self doubt I think okay, this can be done but I have to make it happen, that is what I have learned from you, just work and fight to make it happen.
Bethenny, looks like Lynda3 need ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES wonder if she would say the same things about RACHEL RAY,OPRAH,MARTHA S TEWART , or any woman that has made it big if she could look in their homes and office.SO SAD SUCH UNJUSTIFED ANGER.Just occured to me this is probably not a woman,BETHENNY keep up the good work 10% of people want like you just think about the 90% that do .LOVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY .
I AGREE with Lynda. YOU play 'victim' ALL d time to get sympathy votes and YOU pay people for positive blogs about you and skew/mess up emails of bloggers that really are straitshooters. U R manipulating and fawlmouth around ur brynn and treat ur henpeck man crap!!!
Enjoy your life and your family! I love your show and you. You are so real. Remember life can change in a heartbeat as it has for me. I have been married for 32 years, and my husband just got diagnosed with stage 4 rectal cancer. We battling for our lives, he is all I have ever known and loved. I was married at 19. Date nights are very important to us, we go out every sat, and cruise around and have dinner. We talk and laugh,and listen to music. We have 3kids, our oldest we lost at 19, so enjoy your life and have fun!!! That's what we are doing now. Love our dogs too, giant schnauzer and maltese. hope cookie is well!
Bethenny, I suggest you do not pay any attention to the negative people. Most of the negative people are jealous of you. You should be proud of your life and accomplishments. When my daughter was a teenager, the girls talked about her and I know how devastating that can be. I told her the same thing I am telling you. She was popular and I guess if you listen to everyone, she was pregnant 10 time during high school. It upset her so much, I just told her that she would have the last laugh in 9 months when she had not gained weight and there were no babies. I know none of that is has nothing to do with you. I am 67 years old and I wish I could sit down and talk to you like I do my own children. The one think I have learned with children, don't give advise unless they ask for it.
You seem to be doing everything right. Don't fix what is not broken.
Wow, Lynda S. I find it funny that your post is written with such a superior attitude, yet you broke the first rule of fair fighting. You do not name call, yet you did call Bethenny and her doctor both names. Books on emotional intelligence or if your a religious person the Bible might be of some help to show you how to opine without being aggressive. It just makes your behavior hateful. Notice I addressed your behavior and not you as a person. Another clue into emotional intelligence.
Bethenny, maybe these suggestions will help everyone including you understand how to handle someone who's behavior is aggressive.