Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny discusses the events that brought her to this moment.

on May 25, 20120

Hey everyone. I'm tearfully sentimental about the season coming to an end. This week's montage of flashbacks definitely brought back memories of yesterday. I'm a hopeless romantic, and I get emotional when I think of the series of events that brought me to this place.

I'm a lucky lady. I have a beautiful family, a career people can only dream about, and I'm about to be in "rare air" (as Jason, my husband calls it). I'm about to embark on an incredible and memorable journey. I am fortunate enough to have my own talk show -- a place where I can talk to women every day about EVERYTHING, all the things that we talk to each other about in private over cocktails. This is it! This isn't your mother's talk show. The queen of TMI is coming to daytime. I can't wait to take the next step with you. Let's talk about it!

Next week is the finale when you will see my new apartment, the one that booze, dreams, and passion built. I can't believe it's the end to a very honest and open season. This is who I am. This is what it is. No apologies. Thank you all. I have and always will have the best support system that anyone could wish for. I cherish and appreciate you.

xo

B

92 comments
Monica-McCommas
Monica-McCommas

Finally I get to write a comment. I just want to let you know how HAPPY I am that you are going for the talk show. You are amazing and I cannot watch you without a huge smile on my face. I know you all of  a sudden have a lot of haters and I hope, sincerely, that you ignore their disgusting comments. They can be toxic. But your story is so relate able to so many and I think you are amazing, I am sorry about your divorce but honestly as I watched you grow I could see it was not going to work, Don;t get me wrong, Jason is great but in his world I think he could not overcome the fact that YOU went for it and maybe he felt insignificant. But that is his issue to deal with that. And the person that posted that you go for men with money need to get a grip. I did wish you would have slapped Kelly just once. LMAO! I will be watching all of your episodes and I hope that your show STAYS on the air, we need you, your sense of humor, your beauty and your non-filtered way of expressing things that we only wish we cold say at work  hahaha 

Eurogirl
Eurogirl

I used to absolutely adore you - now, not so much. Many people grow up with horrible childhoods much worse that you my dear and even more don't become as successful as you. Time to grow up and stop blaming your parents. You should know by now that they don't define you and it's just a crutch to not succeed or have loving relationships. I thought you would have wanted a family, but you really don't. You wanted the idea of a family

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

Bethanny....Wish you still blogged just because....we actually liked to read them...I had no idea about the breakup till a top ten weddings on Bravo..had no idea, as I watch bravo and love this website, but can never indulge in googling past shows.....but what I wonder is how odd it must be to see all of that still playing on some other channels...but I will tell you when I knew the marriage might run into trouble...there was a scene when you visited your inlaws with your baby...a restaurant scene...when mention was made of moving to L.A....your in laws just deflated...it was so visible...and to think Jason was not going to be troubled by that was being in denial...he has a strong link to his parents that most grown sons do not have...I bet his parents were not the reason for the breakup...but deep down in a place called Jasons heart...he always will want to make his parents happy...cannot imagine how they feel about all this...without a doubt they love your child.....I thought about the small heart your mom in law gave you on your wedding day...what a nice gesture...she wanted so much to connect with you....I am sure Bryn will have that one day...it should still hold a lot of sentiment for her.... Just Let it Be Bethanny...

Hogan
Hogan

Bethanny,

I just love you! I feel for you having split with Jason, however, I know you have done the right thing. He wants what he wants and he does not listen and will not change. I believe he is passive-aggessive - the quintessential "good guy". While I think he is a fine person he would drive me insane the way he plays his word games. I am watching the entire series on Style right now and I am seeing things I did not see when I watched the season prior. GOSH what a mess of dodges and double talk. Bethanny, IT IS NOT YOU. I promise.

Love, Pam

debby.gibbs.77
debby.gibbs.77

I don't watch much reality t.v.. Too much drama & chaos. However, I saw Bethenny's  show and really liked her. I knew this marriage wouldn't last though. I just watched several of the shows the other day and saw that Jason does have a bad side that I'd never noticed. He apparently says really hateful things to B. Opposites do not always attract. Too many differences in personalities, childhood upbringings and family life. I kept hearing them both say, "Let's wipe the slate clean", but they never do! They BOTH keep bringing whatever the issue is they say they're going to drop, up! There's too much resentment toward each other and too much bitterness. I do hope Bethenny's show does well ~~though I don't think that'll last too long either~~ I can't wait to see it. This is going to be one nasty divorce. I hope B. finds true inner peace & happiness with herself and life.

Stpatgrl17
Stpatgrl17

I'm watching the marathon of your show and just am heartbroken that you and Jason aren't together. You 2 need to lock yourselves in room together and remember your vows and the promises you made to each other.

Ablolu
Ablolu

Jason....I loved Bethenny but you deserve happiness....I hope she figures it all one day.....I hope you find someone who deserves you! B will realize many years from now that she threw away a gem of a man.

Khousewives
Khousewives

...Life is tough. I don't know how you hang in there under a microscope, but I admire how you admit your shortcomings as well as your successes.

NiteOwlett
NiteOwlett

Bethenny, 

Swallow your pride, get off TV and get back with Jason.  Your real life does not hold a candle to your TV life.  Step  back.  You are financially secure, now run off and hide out for a few months and heal yourselves.

real23
real23

you guys are pathetic, she is a user. no wonder jason dumped her ass. she leaches towards being famous.

jersey15
jersey15

I hope it's not true that you will not be returning to Bravo.  We would all be so sad!

brightwings1
brightwings1

Bethenny, so glad to have 'met' you on the RHONY, you are by far the best ever. There are few that hold a candle to you. You are so honest and so witty and so funny. Thanks for all the laughs you have given me. I will always hate that you and Jill broke up. I will always love the scene where you and Alex laugh your asses off on Ramona's boat trip. such a genuine funny moment. Jason is one of a kind. what a guy.

 

I do hate how all of the other housewives have ripped off your originality by starting their own 'product' lines, especially Theresa NJ for stealing the "skinny" line. that sucks. Oh well she will never be you. Good luck on the talk show!

ndgirl@heart
ndgirl@heart

I just want to say that first of all.... this is the first blog I have ever posted in my life.  I am posting because for reasons I know and don't know... you Bethenny and your family are in my heart and I pray for and wish the best for your total success and happiness.  I can relate to your struggle with "how does love and committment really work" and so appreciate that you have sought help with those issues.  Great job!  Best wishes for your family and your new series.  Hang in there Jason... us fatherless girls just go on tilt not only with the negative stuff but often times with the possitive stuff as well just because it's rather foreign.   My sincere sympathy for your recent loss.  You are all beautiful and cause me to have alot of hope.  Thanks and all my best.

fabuluswon
fabuluswon

Love you Bethenny, hate your talk show. Dumb topics.

Opinionated Lady
Opinionated Lady

I stopped watching RHONY after you left, guess it's time to find something else in another channel if you and Jason and Brynn don't renew your show. It was fun to watch and to see how much you both have grown. Maybe you'll be back "Bethenny In Los Angeles" sounds good to me. Best of luck and never forget how much you loved Jason before the money and fame. He's still the same wonderful guy who would still take a bullet for you. Treasure each other and you will find your bliss.

Opinionated Lady
Opinionated Lady

Bethenny, you need to find someone that will help you succeed, just like Julie did. This Jackie girl, is not for you. She will not work out and already thinks she IS the show. Jason needs to just step it up, take it over, and tell this little girl that you and him are in charge. The 'telling' comment was when you were at a party at that mexican restaurant, and someone said "Julie, you'll be back...", and jackies comment was "and I will have wasted all my time". WASTED? Really, Julie is the one that helped you build this empire, along with Jason. Watch out for this Jackie, she's not enjoyble to watch, and will always have her 'hand out'. "thank you" won't be enough for her, or the I'm sure large salary you already pay her. She's too inmature to help you and Jason continue building your empire. Good luck with her. Just rely on Jason and you'll be golden.

RevDebsky
RevDebsky

This season we saw Bethanny and Jason struggle, the comment she said several times that people were saying Jason was "the perfect husband. WARNING - My OPINION is about to come out. Jason is a good husband, but they fit. He is the perfect hubby for her and the other way around. And that is based on only what is shown on air

gina L
gina L

Bethany I think u are terrific. U have the best reality show on. I love how open u are about ur persoanl life and can relate to some of ur issues. Jason is great for u and bryn is beautiful. I wish lots of happiness for all three of u and if u everget to virginia would love to meet u . I wish I had a friend like u around ,u get the stuff no else understands. Also would like to find skinny girl products around here. Don't sweat the little stuff have a great day. Gina in VA.

Daughtry
Daughtry

Hi Beth I know there is no way that you could remember me with all of the e-mails you get but I have been a fan since season one and then I told you that after the first season you should go off tv and live your wonderful life. God blessed you and then you came back and we saw the struggles of a newly married which should never be shown on tv. If all of us had our relationships especially our new ones where we are learning each other on camera we would never probably very few make it. Please take Jason, Bryn and all your wonderful things, cookie and go off air and live your life. You will be so much happier I think. Realize that the world does not want to see a crying unhappy Beth. Not after all that you have been blessed with.

doubledee
doubledee

Bethanny,

I really enjoyed watching your show last weekend ...my family and I are going thru parrell issues (working with AND FOR my husband at a start up business, law suits, children, etc...) You lifted my spirits and I truly want to thank you!!! You deserve all the success you have achieved! Congrats to you and your family on EVERYTHING!

tamara h
tamara h

Hi Bethenny,I'm sorry to see the show end.I might have gotten a little mad at you now and again for the way you were treating Jason,but I know you opened up your lifes and hearts to us and I'm thankfull I got to know your little famliy.Brinn is soooo cute,you are so lucky.I was never able to have children and I was sad about that,but I at least got to watch you with your little one.You are a good mother,no one can ever take that from you.Jason is a good father too.You both are doing a good job with everything you touch turns to gold.Good luck with your new show! Can't wait to see it.

colloctor
colloctor

Just finished you book, Skinny Dipping. It was good. Best to you and family B.

RoseanneV
RoseanneV

Thank you for YOU! You have shown what a "real" reality show is all about!

Have been a fan of yours since RHONY, and I knew then, that you had something special, and that somehow you were going to go far!

I've been so happy following your life, and wish you and your family nothing but the best of health and happiness!

The finale was incredible, it was so awesome to see your apartment finished, AMAZING! And the end, with the vase of flowers and water all over your new furniture, so REAL, life with a toddler.

Thanks for making me feel like part of your family

coles1116
coles1116

B~ What an amazing finale!!! Although I am a huge fan and adore watching the Hoppy family ( not so much the marriage struggles) I sincerely hope that you see it is time to live the wonderful life you have created and are blessed with camera free. Onto the next chapter! Good Luck!

Kansas City Viewer
Kansas City Viewer

You have incredible in-laws who would love to make up for the difficult childhood you had - if you would just let them. You seem more commited to hanging onto your past with daily pity parties, and spend a lot of energy trying to keep Jason's parents out of your current life. Stop looking back; you can't change the past. Keep clinging to your "boo-hoo I had horrible parents" mantra and you will never be happy. Your therapist should give you a kick in the butt and tell you to let go - move on!

vkoenig
vkoenig

Ms. Frankel, Since I saw last Monday’s show, I cannot get you off my mind and I have been compelled to write you. I have not done so until now because I thought that feeling would go away but it hasn’t. Seeing you sink to the floor in your new kitchen with your eyes like “a dear in the headlights” made my heart go out to you and I cannot get that picture out of my head! The news that you had to be in California in 30 days seemed to push you to the edge. But, it’s no wonder with all you have to manage. There is absolutely nothing wrong with trying to build your brand but you need some structure in your business and the proper people in place to help you manage it before it all explodes. I’m not the end all of business advice but I did run my own business for 20 years and, I know from experience, having the right people in the right place is essential. In addition, you need to get your business out of your home. You don’t need to live with it 24/7 and you will find it detrimental to your personal life in the long run. You can have your office there, a place for your personal assistant and Jason, but you need to get the day-to-day operations in a structured atmosphere in an office space of its own. You will always be the CEO and President but you need, at the very least, an operations manager running a professional support team for you. I don’t want to see you burn out and your business go up in flames but you are headed in that direction. YOU cannot do it all yourself! If you continue at the pace you are going without structure and direction in your brand development, you may see it all fall apart right before your eyes. Maybe you can take some time while you are in California to really think about how you move forward keeping both your business and your family intact. I believe that is what you truly want. My best wishes for your business and personal success!

Hannah from Portland, OR
Hannah from Portland, OR

I love watching you go from single to married with a baby and a business. You are inspiration to everyone. . . . . . and to me those are not arguments but discussions about what to do. You and Jason have enough self-esteem to let it out on television -- where as others hide it. Those heated discussions that you and your husband have allows each of you to air your grievances and it just makes the rest of us couples feel normal. Go Hoppy Family!

Carter22
Carter22

Bethenny, You've heard it many times before but YOU ARE an inspiration to women and the successes they can have with hard work and determination. I am a business teacher and admire your work ethic. I use you as an example when I talk about goal setting. You wanted to make the cover of Forbes and you did! Moira Forbes summed it up for me when I think of how much I have enjoyed watching your journey, "But Bethenny has evolved into much more than a guilty pleasure, and for that she should be proud. Her ambition, marketing savvy, and her extraordinary success– the very qualities that landed her on the cover of Forbes – are exactly why I loved watching her show in the first place." I look forward to viewing your talk show and hope one day to sit in the audience (please tape in NY!) I truly want to wish you and your family the best. You, Jason, and Brynn are blessed!

dtad
dtad

Bethenny, just watched the finale. Will miss you, but looking forward to the talk show. Just a little advice from a woman who has been married a very long time. I was uncomfortable when you told Jason about the talk show the same time as the rest of your team. Hopefully, that was just for the cameras. I was embarrassed for him. Your husband should be your best friend and should have been the first person you told. Good luck in LA.

24kDAR
24kDAR

PLEASE DON'T SAY IT'S OVER! WE STILL WANT MORE BETHENNY EVER AFTER! I still say you and Jason are the Lucy and Desi of the 21st Century. It might be a fishbowl for you but it is family for us fans! Lots of Luck with the talk show. Is there any tallk about cable picking it up? Living in FL can I catch it? You will be great and it will be the bomb! All the best!

Bonnie Parsons
Bonnie Parsons

Bethany.. tears of happiness for you this week as we watched the season final. Your home and choices were magnificent and I don't know anyone who deserves them more than you. Looking forward to your talk show,but honestly don't think any show can beat your Bethany reality shows... you are one of the most genuine personalities on TV and we love you and wish you only continued success .

Linda in MPLS
Linda in MPLS

Bethenny, congratulations on all your successes - your strong and good husband, your adorable child, your enduring friendships, your successful empire, your beautiful new home, and now the new talk show! Wow, a lot has happened in the last few years and it's exhausting to even think about. I really think you're committed to your own life, which sounds selfish but isn't at all. It means also being committed to the people IN your life, and you do that SO well. I like the way Dr. Amidor walks you through the snags and helps you to figure out the way through. He doesn't TELL you what to do or how to think. He leads you there, and you know when you have heard the right words.

I'm going to miss Bethenny Ever After. I know I'll get to follow you with your talk show and all the other news, but I'll miss Jason and Bryn and all the other people and things you have collected. I wish you continued success, many days of rest and quiet family time, and in the end, peace.

Aloha!

Dotie
Dotie

Love to watch you and your family! Question here when or can you get the Skinny Girl product sold to the military members/family community stationed overseas! Specifically Germany!

Nancy Grey
Nancy Grey

I have enjoyed watching you & the other HWONY on Bravo since it's start and loved when you had your own show. Dr. Amidor seems to be a very exceptional therapist and makes alot of sense to me. You also seem to be putting into practice his suggestions. You seem too hard on yourself at this point - as some others wrote before me - what we go thru in life makes us who we are. We can either choose to change and improve or stay in the same ruts. Jason seems an ideal match for you but he also is not perfect. I think he has tried to make up in his life with his parents for them losing their other son and his brother. He will never succeed in that. They seem like very caring, loving parents and if they are embracing you, too, accept it. You and Jason can afford to include them in your little family - you all will be the better for it. Please let us know when your talk show will be on - what time and network. I, too, feel you need to remember to "take time to smell the roses".

LOL to you, Jason & Bryn

delphine bloodworth
delphine bloodworth

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haarkonen
haarkonen

I've watched your show twice, including this latest one when you reveal to your team you got the talk show (kudos!). You include your husband in that conversation...shouldn't this be something you discuss with your husband first, then once decided you tell the team? Putting myself in his shoes, I would feel terribly emasculated and disrespected. Even if he does work for you, he is your husband first.

P.S. Your daughter is the cutest little bunny.

Susan Mosley
Susan Mosley

You are more likeable with Jason than without. Just food for thought.

Fan from ChiTown
Fan from ChiTown

Hi Bethenny- Loved the last episode. Cried like a child when Julie left-- Not a fan of the parts with Dr. Amidor (though I do like him) because I cringe when seeing you upset while discussing your childhood, etc. That's when I head to the kitchen for a Skinny Girl cocktail. Jason and Bryn are in my heart, too. Best of luck taping the talk show. Looking forward to watching. You're a natural!

Marisa4
Marisa4

You so remind me of myself! I cry about my pass all the time. I never want a party or an occasion to be about me! I cannot not be happy, really happy! I have watched you from the beginning and I see myself in you! I cried so hard when it was your birthday surprise party, because that's me,me,ME! I love what you have became and hopefully all the hurt we have both endured will show in our hard work! You have pushed me to get going on my children's books and they are going to print next week! A 10 year project in the making! I would love to send your daughter both books when they are ready and tell me what you think! I would love to hear your feed back...

Keek smiling Marisa

BuffyWhitney
BuffyWhitney

I just watched a rerun of you and Kelly when she gave you the "I'm up here and you're down there" chat. You seem to be doing okay 'down there" ;)

Terilee
Terilee

Your so lucky to have Jason..he is in ahhhhhhh of you..I hope you know that. Just wanted to say you've come a long way baby" lol.. from the housewives..I am so glad you made it big.. I wonder what ever happen to you know who..the one who was always in your face and behind your back..she so hated you..lol but look at you now..she must not have been that big cause I cant even think of her name..lol .. she was a model? or was she..? I know she was but she was not so pretty..you know who I am talking about..lol ok thanks have a great day and marriage..

Boston Housewife
Boston Housewife

Bethenny, I'm so looking forward to your new talk show. I know you will hit it out of the park! People love your honesty, passion, intelligence, compassion, zest, energy and curiosity. I saw the clip on ELLEN and it looked great! It was fantastic seeing Jason and Bryn in the audience too. I really hope you guys stay together and keep the family glue. Be each others best friend. It's so worth it to work through the rough spots and have that family unit intact. You guys are going to make it! Best of luck and keep on winning! You deserve it!

Nina37
Nina37

You are a true female role model! It's time you own it. So happy you left that petty group of woman and now surround yourself with positive and successful people.

Lenni
Lenni

Hey Bethenny, It's because of your appearance on Martha Stewart's "The Apprentice" in 2005 that I watched RHWNYC, and now own shows on Bravo. I thought you were great then (in fact, you were the only memorable one on that show!), and you still are. Love the way you deal with things and people head on. You're inspirational to a lot of us. Love Jason, LOOOOVE Bryn (she's so sweet!), staff (bye-bye Julie), in-laws, and especially, Dr. Amidor. He always seems to say the right thing (anyway, just what I was thinking! lol). All the best in your marriage (hope you two stay together forever!), your new show (please come back for more "Bethenny Ever After"), and whichever direction you decide to go in life. L.

Wendy G.
Wendy G.

Bethenny, I have been a big fan since RHONY. I have always loved your honesty and not holding anything back. I truly felt like I knew you and that you would be such a great friend to have. I'm so glad your fame has not changed you. You are still so funny and goofy and not uptight, like a lot of newly famous people turn out to be. Good luck with your new talk show. I will be watching! If you ever need a liaison for Skinnygirl products in the South (Alabama), I'm your girl. Love all your products and I know them like the back of my hand. I'm also out of a job...ha ha! Love you and your family!!! Stay sweet!

lesli D.
lesli D.

Bethany - you are walking, talking inspiration...every inch of you is truthful, the good the bad and the ugly. I admire how you have put yourself out there and it becomes so obvious when watching the "Old" Housewives shows which ran and I caught a few minutes of today...that you and perhaps maybe LuAnn, are the only women who are EXACTLY the same as you were 5 years ago. Yes, of course, every BIT of your life has changed..but YOU BETHANY are that same girl ...this is what sets you apart...and It makes me realize that the absolute most important thing in life is to be true to who you are. It is no surprise that you flourished...you have thrived because you are not having to spend a moment covering your tracks...remembering WHO you are to this person and that person....you are always YOU...It is so DAMN refreshing. I want to be your friend. and obviously, that is probably silly because I only know you from TV, but I guess what it is is that I only want women LIKE you in my life. Who has time to navigate the rest of the nonsense...I know I don't!!!!!

Shirley Miller
Shirley Miller

Hi Bethenny, I love watching your show, I am 65 year widow, I lost my husband in 2007 we were married 42 years, we have 4 beautiful childred and 6 beautiful grand children. When I am laying in bed watching you Monday nights I am saying to myself I wish I could be there to help you with your daughter and all you would have to do I would be there. All my childred are grown my husband is gone I have no obligations I am retired, I am a good cook, and I look like it to, I am a chubby old lady, but I am so good with kids and I would be really good nanny to Bryn so if you should need help all you have to do is send me an e-mail.

lregan
lregan

Love the show, thanks for sharing your work and life family with us.. You are the best.. I am always amazed at how fast you can talk must be a New York thing. Now that I am retired I can watch your talk show can't wait.

Hogan
Hogan

 @NiteOwlett Sorry but I think Jason is IMPOSSIBLE. Where do you see his attempts to change? I don't see them. He married thinking she would warm up to his parents...that she would change. Not good. She likes his parents but doesn't need new parents. I completely understand that. Too bad Jason doesn't!