I know you have all been worried about my relationship, and the show got off to an emotional rocky start, but isn't life like that? Sometimes we cringe, sometimes we get anxiety, but ultimately, we buckle up, hold on, and get to the next place.
I love my husband and my family. Relationships may not have always been my strong point, but I am dedicated to my marriage, to being a better person every day, and to being open and honest in the hopes of helping myself -- and hopefully many of you. This show is about being truthful and giving you a slice of my life during that time period.
This week I celebrate my second wedding anniversary which I am so proud of. I work on being a mother, I work on being a wife, I work on being a good friend and employer, and I work on being a success in business. If all of this comes easy to someone else than more power to them.
Great show! Love every Monday night! Like the honesty and silliness. All the haters are just jealous. Best show on Bravo.
Love you and your family, have watch you from day 1 on housewives. Makes me so mad when you are attack by anyone. Wish you and yours only the very best. Don't change ever
I think you should not have even mentioned the "man cave.". You make it seem like you are giving something to Jason and then you take it away. I knew from the get go you would get your huge closet. You make the money so you get the say...that appears to be the way it is. I imagine it is hard for Jason to be following you around.
I love you. (and all the peeps on your show) You brighten my week and I love to see the parts of the show where you and Jason are joking around. Just wanted you to know that!!
Did you really think that you could say unflattering things about your mother on national tv all these years, and she would never respond? I am very sorry that you had an unsatisfactory childhood. And I believe you are sincere. But she probably has a dramatically different experience of those years than you do. And it was inevitable that she would eventually speak out and defend herself. \
I wish that the two of you could get some therapy. It might help you heal and move on.
Bethenny, you are an inspiration. You keep it real no matter what is happening in your life. At times, your sarcasm is a little too biting, but that is part of who you are, however you are very genuine and at the end of the day, that is what matters. Also, even if the sarcasm for me can be a bit much, you are also very, very funny. I love how you have picked yourself up and made a real success of yourself. I can tell by watching the show how much you are a dedicated mom, wife and boss. KUDOS!! I love watching your show and am glad, at the same time, you are going to be more private and not continue filming your private life. I assume Jason appreciates that, too. I agree wholeheartedly with HKviewer, all the haters are just jealous. You have given women everywhere hope that we can all make it, even if all it is an idea that starts bigger business plans. And one other thing, you are genuinely appreciative of your amazing success and don't take it for granted. You truly are an inspiration.
Oh Bethenny, it's good that this is your last season. Your show tonight was like a show full of outtakes. You dressed in wigs to spy on your dog walker? Not only did you sign your staff up for a self defense course, but a CPR class too?
I fast forwarded through the show, and have resigned myself to doing so the fresh of the season.
Bethenny, That blog was beautiful, and beautifully written. I don't know you personally, but I'm proud of you.
Bethenny, That blog was beautiful, and beautifully written. Keeping it positive becomes you. Your funny is happier too.
Enjoyed this show - it was fun (for the most part) looking forward to seeing your place decorated.
Question: your business has grown so much why can't you have a separate Home and office? It must be very difficult not having more privacy.
With this blog I feel that Bethenny I like is back and that self-centered cold woman went away. Jason also deserves his space in every possible sense. Just stop worrying that much about being good wife and mother - that usually makes opposite result. Worry less, enjoy more.
Love Bethenny!! The show is great!! Please tell me Jill is still out of your life, your friendship was not healthy!!! Hope all is going well for you and Jason...
What is it with the "man caves"? All of a sudden its become the make it or break it room of a home purchase!! My guess is that the man cave is for the women, so she has control of the remote and can watch all the Bravo she wants...even if it is a Housewives episode from 3 years ago that she has seen about 20 times already.
Bethanney and Jason, I don't think you should worry so much about being "damaged", everyone is damaged in one way or another. Bethanney, you have worked so hard, and you both deserve all the good things that have happened to you both!! I think that you should thank God for all the good things that have happened to you. You are so lucky to have had that beautiful baby girl, the name you gave her was a genuis thing to do.. Your mother and father in-law both love you so much. Don't even give a thought to people that you think, think Jason is the "perfect" hubby!! Anyone that knows men, knows that he is not perfect. After all that you have been through, it is a miracle that you go on and are not on alot of medications. You are a great mom and a great wife, that is because, you both work at it. Keep it going. I hope that you have more seasons to go.. I heard that the Real Housewives of New York was cancelled, I hope so, I stopped watching it once your show started. If it was cancelled that is Karma. What goes around comes around. They were all drama queens, who enjoyed telling stories that were not true, so they got what they deserved!!
Big FAN! Looking forward to seeing finished apt. you are working hard on. You have so much common sense and a great attitude. Marriage, motherhood, career, all so hard to balance as women, but we do it! Congrats on 2nd year of marriage. mr
Bethenny , I am so sorry that you have to go through all of this with your mother. You need to understand that your mother is mentally sick and needs professional help. She is in complete denial about the things that happened during your childhood, maybe as a defense mechanism she has tried to forget the bad and only remembers the good. It broke my heart to see how she mocks Jason and labels him as boring, Jason is not boring and you are an excellent mother, please do not let her vileness and bitterness get to you, live your life and be happy.
Bethenny hold your head up, you are breaking the chain and will be a better mother to Bryn that your mother was to you. I always thought that you should allow her back in your life and give her another chance but after reading about her comments I think you made the best decision to keep her away from your life and your family's life. She is poison and would find a way to hurt you from the inside , do not allow that to happen, you have to keep Bryn away from that woman, she is resentful, delusional and vile, those are not things that you want around your daughter or your baby. You are use to deal with her, they are not, please keep it that way.
I adore you! Congrats on the second year anniversary, you're growing thru the challenges in your marriage, motherhood, and business wonderfully, and I wish you and your family (Jason, Cookie & Brie) all the best. Your team are lucjy to have you as boss, mentor & friend because you tell it like it is, no passive aggressive b.s. for B.F. :) Bravo Bethenny!!!
p.s I wish you'd consider taping "one" more season of the show, but I understand---family & sanity first (lol)
Dwayne is very funny! My husband gets a kick out of him. I think it was funny a couple weeks ago when you asked how long he had been driving and he said 6 months, and thats how long he has been working for you! lol. Anyways, love your show! Take care!
I also used to loved roller skating. It took me to that same place in another world. I spent entire weekends at Hillside roller rink in Queens. Thank you for bringing back those memories.
Bethenny, you are the best! I find you to be honest and genuine. Regarding your mom, I believe that God gives us our family to learn from, bottom line. It doesn't mean you get the best parents, only the parents that have the combined DNA to make you unique. I support your decision to not have anything to do with her, it's your decision, and I think it's the best one for you and your family! Hope you, Jason and Bryn have many, many, happy years together! All my best to you, skater girl! Katie~ Arizona
Ironic to read here that Yo Mama watches the show and even blogs so she can advise therapy together to heal! Good one Bernadette/ snappy. Would bet my last buck that's never gonna happen Granny. Can't blame you, Bryn is the most adorable kid on TV! My suggestion Bernadette is get your own therapy. The Hoppy's are obviously not interested..
Well said, My husband and I of many, many happy years have gone through the same things with much less money.We were so happy to see your show over the years because he could relate to Jason and I can relate to you whole-heartedly. It makes us feel like we are normal. We are just humans trying to cohabitat. very inspiring. Love you! Love your show!
So glad to see an episode where you and Jason are not fighting. I know you can't control the editing and Bravo apparently likes the conflict. We all know everyone in relationships struggle from time to time.
I am confused about something. A couple of episodes back, when you had your girlfriends weekend in the Hamptons, you spoke about how you did have a connection with your stepdada and you thought of him as a dad. You mentioned this when you were complaining about Jason and his family. Then this week, we hear about the fights and abuse between your mom and stepdad and how each of them wanted you to witness or know about the fights. WTF?
Again, you need to embrace your in laws. Whether you want to admit it or not, they are the sane ones on the show.
PLEASE stop explaining yourself and your every move. THAT is exactly what used to separate you from the other housewives who passive aggressively work our emotions. YOU don't have to explain every move. When you do this, you seem weak and that is not who you HAVE been. We love you AS IS.....
I can't believe you are taking a closet over your husband's man cave. As far as I can tell from watching the show, albeit edited and all, Jason seems to get very little, if anything, for his efforts. I think the only thing he asked for regarding the apartment was that the office be separate from the living quarters and a simple man cave (which I feel he truly deserves and needs; partially to have some quiet time from your ranting and demands). And he couldn't even get that! I don't like to be mean, but you are one of the most self-centered, selfish and self-absorbed women I've seen on TV or met in real life. It's ALWAYS about YOU (ALWAYS!). Do you ever significantly compromise in your marriage? I have yet to see you compromise on ANYTHING! It's your way or the highway. Are Jason's needs and wants of so little concern or importance to you? Why did you even get married? You seem to live your life as if you were single. I can't see any man (or woman) sticking around when so little (if any) respect or concern is being shown. I know I would get pretty darn sick of that type of treatment real fast. I used to admire you, but I'm truly sorry to say that I no longer like or respect you, thereby; I'm done watching your show. I will not be surprised if I happen to hear through the media that Jason at some point gets exhausted from your constant controlling and demands, and decides to pack. And I truly wouldn't blame him. I truly loved watching you in the beginning, with all your spunk, but that spunk has turned into a monster, and that saddens me.
Congrats on your anniversay! You got thru the hardest one..the first year! May you have many more years! Love your show and will continue to pull for you and Jason!
I have thorough enjoyed the show this season! However, this show was THE BEST! You are a wonderful person. You surround yourself with great people! Love you.. Love the show.. wish nothing but greatness!!
I watched this weeks show and I laughed and cried and that are my criteria for any good movie. Thanks so much for sharing your life and your woderful family. I hate the haters, they all come out when someone shines. My daughter struggles with haters as a sophmore in HS, much as I did and I try to teach her to shine no matter what is happening. Fly above it like you said someone said. lol
The moment when you came to the realization of why you feel alone was powerful stuff, at least for me. I went through much of what you describe of your childhood. My mother was very selfish and she didn't give a crap what happened to us, it didn't interfer in her life. Thank God I had two sisters. When we were small we lived in her home town and we had lots of relatives to look after us. She moved us across the country and that is when the real fun started. I won't go into the whole mess, but I wanted you to know that your session affected me and I am so thankful for what you have done for others.
I can imagine how hard being in the public has been on your life but it has also been very rewarding. It's good to see you enjoying some of the fruits of your labor. I can't wait to see the new digs.
LOve YOu B.
Honestly your therapy sessions help ME a lot. I totally relate to a lot of things you say about being guarded and a fighter and not wanting your daughter to have to grow up to be like that. I feel the exact same way and it is one of the things preventing me from having children. As amusing as your show can be, I often find myself choking up because you hit a nerve that many don't understand in me. Thank you!
Bethenny, As I have said before...you crack me up! I love your show more than any other Bravo show. Even with all the fame and money, you seem like the same girl we fell in love with on the NY Housewives. Still so down to earth and honest. I really think that is why people are so drawn to you. I love your personality and the blunt nature. You are truly one of kind and I have really seen you come a long way since the first show. Even though you have had trials and tribulations in the past you don't let that define who you are... I love that about you! You work hard on finding solutions instead of living in the past. We have all been through hard times in our lives...but finding ways to work past them is what we all strive for. That is why I feel you are such a wonderful role model for all women. Continue to be YOU...a wonderful mother, wife, and business women. Take Care!!!!!
Its sad that Jason had to give up his little space, in that HUGE aparment! And, honestly, converting space with windows into a closet seems like poor planing---I would never give up natural light, like that (the living room honestly seems dark and closed off, even though its so large)...there wasn't enough space in that apartment to shift things around??? For $5 million I would have purchased a town house in that area, and that would include outdoor space for little Bryn too.
I feel sorry for Jason. Every man needs there space. In our house remodel we had a separate building with the washer/dryer etc. When we put on the garage and got everything out of the building my husband was so happy to have all his tools, wood working, music, and a place to call his own. Its different than an office. It's their stuff. It took 12 years before we finished the addition and he never complained. I just see how happy he is out there....
Bethenny, you have always been my favorite of ALL housewives shows and you are so very funny. What a great friend you would be! Houswives of NY was never the same without you..ever. My only objection to the new show is all the wacky costumes and obviously 'made by bravo" silly things you all are doing. Its as if you don't have enough material. Jason is awesome and you are so very lucky. Hope you and Jill made up..you guys were great together.
Thanks for sharing all that you do (and thanks to Jason and the ladies in the office too.) You could take the money and run with whatever content you want, but I appreciate that you let us in, struggles and all.
Love You.. Love the Show!! Please.. Please hold on to your marriage. It keeps you grounded.
Bryn deserves to know what family truely is.......
My husband and I struggled in our marriage for many years, with his controlling family being our number one issue. My husband is also the "nice" guy who just can't say no to most everyone. Now that my in-laws have passed and other in-laws have moved away, I can not tell you how often I say prayers thanking God for helping me to stay in our marriage. My children never went through their parents divorcing, our family is so close now, and I am so blessed and thankful that I still have my "nice" guy husband. He is wonderful. Staying together was completely worth all of the efforts, talks, arguments, frustrations, and tear filled days. Our family is and always be our priority in life. Please find the courage to keep your "nice" guy and family together.
Hi Bethenny. :)
I'm watching The Wendy Williams show and she said that you and Jason are separated. I so hope that's not true aand just a rumor. Can you comment on that.
Or does anyone know the truth?
I'm not the least bit "worried" about your relationship with Jason or anyone else. He's an adult and can do as he pleases. Honey, you've got it all: the really big career, financial stability, a loving (and very patient husband) and a baby. From this side of the set, you make your own misery. I believe you manipulate the story line to inject friction because you believe it makes you more approachable. However, all of your machinations just make you seem like a shrill, self pitying drama queen. You need to take a chill pill, relax and enjoy your success. Why do you require a show and constant adoration from your obsequious panderers? Why do you continue a ridiculously over filled schedule when you have everything you claimed you wanted? The only answer is that you are a rare breed that can't be fully satisfied and appreciate what you DO have. That's not interesting tv. It's watching an all consuming megalomaniac at work.
Poor Jason! A marriage is not supposed to be 80% her and 55 him. I would cheer Jason for finally growing some you-know-whats.
Bethenny! your comments this time are full or wisdom. I think you getting some points and begin to act and smile with confidence. At least in this blog you do not lower yourself to spill some hateful thoughts about your mom. I feel like your therapy is finally seeded some wisdom. Keep on this road of being true to you and not let yourself being sucked into ugly tit-a-tat. I felt that Jason was a little weary of the cameras and felt a little bummed from previous exposures. I would like to see Jason who is not so afraid to disagree for the fear of being lashed at. Please mentor him to be at ease with you. Not guarded and submissive. It was strange that you put all your design ideas on your own. I have done remodeling many times. It was always a team work with my husband. Jason seems to stay out of it. Does not feel like a real family. I hope two of you will grow into each other to become a team in everything you do. You may one day let go of the bad memories from your past and look back remembering the good things that shaped you onto your success. Nothing can beat this feeling of holding on to a happy childhood. Shape your life around those happy childhood moments. You will be unbeatable if you can. Your thrill over rollerblading is those moments from childhood you can hold on to as foundation-building for happy Bethanny.
Hi Bethenny, I just wanted to say that I admire your hard work and dedication to each role in your life. It's not easy being there for those that need and love you and also for yourself. You ultimately do an awesome job! I also want to compliment you on just how blunt and open you are. Being a blunt person is not always taken well by others. I must say you are very kirky about it and you are hilarious as heck. Very few, and I do mean few people can be so truthful without sounding mean and pretentious. You are a strong woman who has come a long way. I applaud the way you face the haters and be ever so humble to those that just appreciate you. I love the show, Jason and the baby; especially the baby. She as adorable as can be. Best of luck to you and much more success and happiness.
Unfortunately, I have started fast-forwarding the therapy sessions of the show. Hopefully that is all I will skip, as the story line seems to be a little redundant.
Words cannot express how much I enjoy watching you and your family. You surround yourself with the most authentic, hilarious and inappropriate people to be found! It's so amazing and fun!! I couldn't imagine one day in your world.
You deserve all happiness and keep on laughing, smiling, loving! I love watching your show! Go Bethenny!!