Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny shares the story of her friendships and explains why she's so proud of this show.

on Feb 28, 20120

I loved this week's episode. It was silly and fun, and I was surrounded by people I love. I've known Hoda for years. I met her on the Today show, and she was such a gracious host. She makes the guest feel comfortable, she wants others to shine, and she doesn't take herself too seriously. I'm so thrilled that she's still in love with the man who I summoned to her book signing that night. Maybe I have a future in matchmaking.

Nick is great. He is endearing and sweet, and he is up for an adventure. We see each other fairly ofte. He is a wonderful writer and person, and I've enjoyed my journey with him. He has lost over 50 pounds and has unleashed his Skinnygirl. You'll see the progress during the season.

95 comments
Pollock
Pollock

I adore you and your show! Thank you for being so honest and allowing us to come along for the ride. I had a rough childhood as well and I have also done a lot of therapy to become a better person. Seeing you go through your process in therapy is very healing to watch. I cried when you were talking to yourself as a 14 year old girl. That really touched on some feelings that I could relate to and I know I am not alone. The people that are telling you to "get over the past" don't get it! You have obviously moved on and created an amazing life for yourself but you are deep enough and wise enough to know that continuing to heal and be a better person makes life an even richer experience. All the best to You, Jason and Bryn.

Sharon from NY
Sharon from NY

Everyone has stuff. Some of it is great, some ugly....but we all have it. And you have come so far and found a way to build a relationship with a wonderful man and wonderful daughter. They are lucky to have you because you love them enough to sing, dance, laugh, fight, yell, and love some more. If your daughter turns into exactly the woman the world sees, warts and all, she will have been truly blessed.

whiteandblack
whiteandblack

Bethenny. You seems to invest yourself to make Nick life better. What i would liek to see is you making an effort to do something for Jason to make him feel special. Even if you do not have a fire of love in you for him, just do it out of being happy when you see someone is happy. When Jason put a birthday party for you out of his wish to show his admiration for you, you blow it into negative. You jsut wlays miss the pint of kindness when it comes to some close to you. On the other hand doing it for someone who is not your family si where you perfect.

whiteandblack
whiteandblack

Bethenny. People saying how proud they are of your achievements. Honestly, if getting rich is the motto of what it means to be an achiever, you made it. In my books, so what? Wrong goals, wrong idealization of what makes a person stand tall. And your attitude is not a material for admiration by any means. Not having wisdom to allow love for a mother not because but despite. Just appreciation for people that are good at heart (Jason). You have values in your soul that are not admirable. running for money is your way for defining what is admirable. Mistreating your own parents-in-low is just fine by you...because you found a way to make money. Big deal.

Lindsay
Lindsay

Bethenny, You seem happiest when you are with your friends...what is wrong with this picture? I don't know many men who would tolerate your schedule and it's all about me behavior, Jason deserves a Purple Heart! Your on the way to losing the two best things that have ever come into your life, wake the hell up lady!

GetOverIt
GetOverIt

Bethenny, we're tired of hearing all your sob stories about 'the past'. Everyone has a 'past' but not everyone wants to keep thier zipcode there! You act like you're the only one who's ever had a rotten childhood. You aren't special that way.

GET OVER IT!!! And get on with life in such a way that you dont end up victimizing your own child. If you stay overly focused on your own emotional baggage from the past, your child's emotional needs may become INVISIBLE to you. THAT is also a form of abandonment. The self-absorbed emotionally unavailable parent can live in the same house yet not be 'at home' for his/her little one.

Aloha808
Aloha808

So you don't even like your husband, Jason-especially after all the ridiculous crap you subject that poor man to? Oiy vey! Your poor poor husband. He has my sympathy. . . I think Jason should 'hoppy' away from you just as fast as his legs can carry him.

Giannamc
Giannamc

I frickin' laughed my ass off! Thanks, it was much needed:)

Boomer58
Boomer58

Bethenny, I freely admit that I admire your savvy, your intelligence, your tenacity, your drive and ambition, your chutzpah, and your NYC street-smarts. You clawed your way to success and you've earned every bit of it. You're bitingly funny and witty and I'll bet you're a blast to hang out with.

That being said, a lot of what you do on the show makes me cringe. You aren't kind enough to Jason or his parents. As someone who has completely nasty, dysfuntional in-laws, believe me when I say you are so lucky to have a loving, normal family such as Jason's embrace you as their own. And no, I'm not saying Jason or his parents are perfect -- nobody is -- but nothing I've seen so far would say that they are anything but sweet and caring people and you treat them condescendingly and dismissively.

Also, I HATE your constant crudeness. I would be so happy to never hear you utter another reference to someone's testicles/penis or your vagina. You're hysterically funny without that stuff. You're so intelligent and successful; wouldn't you like to demonstrate a modicum of elegance and class as well?

I'll keep watching because you entertain me. Sometimes it's the watching a train wreck kind of "entertainment," but you're rarely boring. Just take it down a notch, slow it down a tad, take a deep breath and enjoy what you've created. I see you doing Yoga, so Om Shanti, honey. Namaste.

DetroitViewer
DetroitViewer

You should have said something to Lisa Lampinelli. Her remarks about black men were racist and outrageous. By refusing to call her out on it, it makes it seem as if you agree with her. Andy Cohen gave you a chance to set the record straight on WWHL, and you chose to do nothing. I am so very disappointed in you, Bethenny. It probably matters little to you, but you have definitely lost me as a fan.

marcias
marcias

I absolutely love your show. You make me laugh out loud which is nice. I like that there isn't any "silly" drama like the housewives shows. I also learn about myself from just seeing your sessions with your doctor. I also love your friendship with Nick. Your show is by far my favorite on Bravo. You are the best! Oh yea, I love Cookie too, she reminds me of my little "attack" dog.

Foonda
Foonda

Hi, Bethenny. To start with, I've liked you since first seeing you on RHWNY, because of your lightening quick wit, your lack of filter and that you always stand up for yourself and you are true to yourself. I still admire these qualities. I do feel, although, that you are a bit too self centered and selfish to be in a marriage. No, Jason, is not perfect...no one is, but it seems to me that he deserves to be treated with much more respect than you give and you could, on occasion, compromise a bit more. You are married and have a child, and your husband has loving and caring family that not only care and love Jason and Bryn, but they are doing their very best to care about you and respect your demands. Try thinking about it; how would you feel if one day Bryn said to you that your visits to her child (your grandbaby) would have to be VERY, VERY limited, because her husband needed his space and that your visits were an inconvenience? How well would that sit with you? NOT VERY WELL, I would suspect, because you like things your way! You're very good at getting your needs and wants met, and that's a good thing, but not at the expense of others. Simply put, learn how to share. I just would like to see your marriage last and I can’t see Jason taking your shit forever without some repercussions.

Still think you’re an amazing woman.

momc
momc

Love Bryn! Can't wait to see more of her as she grows up!

lisap13
lisap13

I am not normally a reality TV watcher but Bravo has done a great job with the clips they show of you which is why I do watch your show and think you are GREAT! I realate to you on so many levels it is crazy and it makes me realize that I am not a crazy person (or at least I'm not the only one out there. The difference is I DO come from a great family life and am very lucky for that but it is good to know that I am not the only person out there who: Can't wait to have a day to myself. Don't want to spend every waking moment (or more than every 7 weeks) with my in-laws, and by the way don't expect my boyfriend to do the same with mine. I am not a huge people person, I am close to the people I am close to, my true and loyal friends. Having a Nick in your life is a great thing no matter what people think, seeing people for who they are and not what they look like. Laughing at yourself for the everyday stupid stuff you do. Outspoken and says it like it is. I could go on and on but am thankful to know there is a person out there alot like me and is not afraid to say it. Just always remember you are not alone out there in your thinking and all of these people that are giving you a hard time can shove it, they have the right to make whatever decisions they choose to with their lives and we have the right to make whatever decision we choose with ours, it is what it is and we are the ones who have to live with the mistakes we make and grow from them in our own way! Love you and best of luck in your endevors.

greatfallsfan
greatfallsfan

Sorry Bethenny but I disagree with a previous poster that said there is nothing wrong with you. I think you know exactly what's wrong with you. You are too hard and too teflon shelled for your own good and for the good of your marriage. You could not have gotten a more loving husband and inlaws (okay maybe they are a bit over the top Idahoan but still very very nice people). It is amazing to me how you ended up with such a family. But here's your chance to heal from your past, shed that teflon shell, allow them into your intimate circle, open up your heart and yet, dare I say, risk getting hurt. I don't think you will be hurt by these people so let go and let them in more into your lives. Yes, seeing them every seven weeks is often enough but they wish to see you more, what is the big deal? Have them make the visits though since you are too busy. You need to heal from your past. And stop the cursing and crude comments with everyone. It's unbecoming.

jolee65
jolee65

Bethenny I just love you and your family, baby Bryn is the SWEETEST baby ever :0) All I want to say is no matter what your past/childhood maybe its made you who you are today and theres nothing wrong with who you are. You might have adjustments to make in life but so do we all. I think one of the things that would help with your adjusting is to not use such catastrophic words to describe yourself "damaged, crazy,unstable," we all have our ticks and we love to watch you grow with your family and the understanding and not so understanding way Jason is, hes not perfect but hes try's real hard to be your husband and partner. I have my own ticks and things that take me out of my comfort zone and it surprises my husband at times and I feel awkward about letting him know sometimes. But I handle what I can and work on what I cant. We are all work in progress :0) Passing on love and prayers your way :0)

citron05
citron05

Please more interaction with Nick. You two together is priceless!

ex-fan
ex-fan

i agree w/many of viewers/fans...i was such a fan from the start of housewives, & last season..i even went to some of your appearances...But this season has put me off, your attitude from your past, clearly seems to enjoy life. the way you treat Jason & his parents (your attitude about them) is really not nice. It seems you are repeating your parents behavior towards the people that truly care about you. I hope your able 2 look at these epi. and REALLY change. (although it is hard to do) But it would be sad to see things not work bwtn you and jason. wish u the best!

e_eeg
e_eeg

I love your honesty and openness. It's so refreshing and really makes your show worth watching. Keep doing what you are doing girl!

viewer1278
viewer1278

Bethenny, so happy for YOU! I love Jason,Bryn,Julie,Nick,and Cookie. I am sick someone wanted to sue you. How is that going,we are dying to know. Haters never win! Haters are motivators! All the best finding peace from the past. Remember you can't get to Second if your foot is on First..so take a lead.

cpetwebb
cpetwebb

Bethenny, Although you are super successful and driven in an industry where image is so paramount, you are not afraid to be yourself. You are tucking that toxic superwoman fairytale into bed for a well needed rest. Thank you!

uptowngrl
uptowngrl

Bryn is so gorgoues...and Jason is such a doll.... Your bussiness is exploding..... You are the hottest thing since sliced bread! Bethenny, you are so lucky in so many way, its unbelievable. Take it from someone who was beaten as a child, and ran for my life...and struggled for years to have a baby, and suffered multiple miscarriages--stop this negativity, and revisting what you didn't have in your childhood! Unlike you, I don't have money for a nice apartment in the city, I don't have leisurely lunches with my friends, girl-weekends, assistants, chauffers, stylists etc. etc. etc. etc. Be grateful for what YOU DO have in your life, that others don't come close to having. Its becoming annoying to watch you!

casey3
casey3

I have loved you since RHof NY. You are smart and funny, but I have to comment on the constant use of the word "balls"!!! Drives me nuts! (Oh crap, here I go now!) I wish you wouldn't talk about sex so darn much, it kind of makes me not want to watch.

Maursy
Maursy

I am so bummed that Brad G is over but THANK GOD you are here...love love love you Bethenny. Amazingly candid, refreshing and real...I grew up in NY (DA BRONX) and you remind me of so many people I grew up with. I live out of state and you take away my homesickness every week....I love watching your show with my 2 daughters (15 and 16) and they adore you too...and we are all in love with Brynn...she is ADORABLE...oohh I miss my babies at that age...SAVOR every moment..it goes by in a blink!!! Your show is such a nice refreshing change from the housewives IN GENERAL..they really are turning me off..grown women behaving so badly..Andy I think its time to focus on the Bethenny and the Brads of Bravo and time to put those vicious housewives out to pasture....just sayin xo much love and much happiness and continued success Bethenny..YOU DESERVE IT!! xo

KatBud
KatBud

Stop being a victom, My mom left me when I was 8 years old my dad was a drunk and I went into the system, I am 42 have 2 amazing children and a wonderful husband, I also have a good relationship with my parents, are they perfect, NO but I have moved on, you need to also, look at your blessings and get over yourself, be thankful that your parents at least gave you money to get an education and start out, some of us started with 0. TRY forgiveness, Jason and Bryn deserve more.

hannahsmom
hannahsmom

Love the show and love you and your family! Don't change a thing......you're perfect the way you are! The others that are leaving such hateful, rude comments can stop watching :)

vesna gartsky
vesna gartsky

Hello Bethanny,Jason,Bryn and lovely julie this is a huge hi from down under good old Australis just want to say congradulations on all your acheivement you are definatly a role model and many women will look at you for insperation and we do all learne from each other good luck with everything else you do just remember to make time for whats most important which is your family i am a mother of 3 am 45 and love you for your honest and outgoing personalitly i to have a bit of foot and mouth nothing wrong with that, dont read the negetive crap thats just jelousy keep doing what you love and look after your family i wish you evey happiness in the world and am very proud at what you have accomplished keep up the good work the top of my bucket list so if i every can i would love to meet you till then stay happy and healthy love to your whole family i leant along time ago families are not made by blood relations, we ,make our own families by the people that mean the most to us and are there for us in the good and the bad sorry aboat the bad spelling and grammre i am just gettig the hang of this bloging texting computer and gagget gizmos i usually get i older chilren to do this as they think i soud iliterate when i do it i think i am a form of embarrasment to them but thats ok so for now good luck stay happy and healthy and send my love to bry and jason and julie she is a jem xxxx

Tarry
Tarry

Hey Bethenny, I have posted before, but I hope this one gets through. I think you are an amazing business woman, not just another Bravo housewife putting their name on a product to make a buck. I have two daughters and tell them all the time how much respect I have for you. You are truly an inspiration to young woman today. The Real Deal. I wish you and Jason all the best.

A Fan Carol

Jeanette18
Jeanette18

Hi Bethenny, I just wanted to say how much I sympathize with you about your miscarriage. I am 41 also, and have had 2 miscarriages in the last 2 years. I am blessed to have 2 healthy daughters, but I always felt I was going to have another child. Now I wrestle with the realization that at my age it may never happen. I go through the same self doubt about my age and ability to carry another baby as you probably have. Miscarriages are a type of heartbreak that only one who has experienced it can understand. So I truly understand when you said you have a hole in your heart! But, I am confident knowing it is all in God's hands. I pray you will have that same reassurance some day. Take care-

clptexas
clptexas

Love you Bethany! You are the one constant on Bravo that I really look forward to each week. I can not wait for your talk show. I love your honesty, humor and the way you love the people you care about. I had a similar (minus the horses) childhood. I have broken the cycle with the way I have raised my kids. You are doing the same with Bryn. Your comment about wanting Bryn to not be hard like you just about broke my heart. She won't have to be hard because you will love her like you wanted to be loved. xoxoxo

Fan from Denver
Fan from Denver

Well I have to say that I, too, am married to a really nice guy. I know it. But he holds back and only shows his "Sunday best" around others so they don't see the other side. I am more outspoken like you. So people tell me constantly how lucky I am to be married to such a nice guy. I am. But he is really lucky too, to be married to me. So it can get old.....

Pamela Dee
Pamela Dee

Stop "Vetching" on your past..you are well past 40. It's time to get OVER IT.

SHEESE

Krissy A
Krissy A

I think we have all seen waaay too much of you already. You got what you wanted from reality t.v. Why do I have to suffer through watching a commercial of you. Go away. You have money and fame so go and enjoy it. No one needs to continually see you on t.v. sharing way to much personal information. Have some class for the sake of your daughter. Do you really want someone playing back live broadcasts of her mother telling the world that she likes sex better in the a.m....who cares. Move on. Poor Jason.

salzy41
salzy41

I have watched the two previous seasons of the Bethenny shows and am starting to become weary of her behavior. Bethenny is constantly referring to her "wazoo" and makes other sexual remarks about her husband. Enough already! Money can't buy you class, as the song goes and I don't see much class being exhibited by Bethenny. She is now a rich diva with an entourage of helpers, all catering to her every whim. I don't know if her husband wil be able to hang in for the long haul with such a hard-edged, crude person. I hope that this is the last season of this show, because, frankly I've seen and heard enough of this woman.

ALP
ALP

Bethenny - As I was watching your show last night I had an "aha" moment on why you have been so successful in the reality show genre. You are not threatened by putting other people in the spotlight. You have filled your show with quirky, endearing, funny characters that we've grown to love. From your nanny to Nick to Little Randy at The Sloppy Tuna - you have a knack for making other people part of the joke and making them feel important when you are talking to them. You ask a lot of questions and play off of their answers. It's fantastic to watch! After I watched Bethenny Ever After I happen to catch an episode of RHOOC and the lack of self-awareness on that show makes watching it almost painful. Instead, watching you, you feel "I wish I was her friend." Congratulations on all of your success! You deserve it and you deserve the wonderful man and family you've gotten.

indymom
indymom

I love your show. I know so many people praise Jason but I could not be married to him! I have been happily married for 18 years and marriage (with 4 children) can be hard but for the most part should not be that hard! I think Jason is jealous of "your" success and likes to think he is superior because he came from a strong family. He seems needy and can't really handle a strong women. He gets under my skin! Yuck! By the way- you are a great mom. It is obvious you adore your beautiful daughter. I hate divorce but you would probably be happier without him.

breezeby
breezeby

So happy to see this episode, it was fun to watch and I think any of us could see it happening in our lives. The opening episode made me think we are going concentrate on the neurotic Bethenny, not the happy successful and fun Bethenny. So I hope your life is filled with friends, fun and more moments with Bryn worthy of noting in the baby book. What a little doll!

Beth Heiser
Beth Heiser

Nick really brings a new dimension to the show. So happy you've remained friends! You must have had a glorious weekend at the beach - the little one didn't want to go home. :( How refreshing it was to see a group of women on Bravo go three minutes without killing each other!

DerekAngelina
DerekAngelina

Hi Bethenny -- Poor Jason. He may have his flaws that we viewers don't ever get to see, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that you are a tough woman to handle. Not every guy is going mesh well with your hard personality. You don't seem to be able to relax and let stuff go. I think your childhood hardships, in your head, define you. I think YOU think that people like you more because you have a reason why you look and act so hard and rough around the edges. Move on!! LOTS of people have tough upbringings, but you don't hear them constantly talking about it. Spend more time with Jason and Brynn. They are the ones who love you unconditionally. The money will come and go, and so will the show. But when the dust settles and you don't have a Forbes cover to boast about or money in the bank to make your head blow up, what will you have between you and Jason, and you and Brynn? As a mother, I would feel horrible handing my baby off to my "employees" to parent. We know you make her food and all, but do you spend quality time with her when it's not on camera? Or are you more concerned about making money? And what about poor Jason? He is sooooooo sweet. Why do you always feel the need to bash him and belittle him? He doesn't do that to you. All he does is complain you don't see his parents enough -- and you go crying to your friends about that! Grow up, Bethenny, and realize it isn't what is in the bank that makes you truly rich -- it's what you have in Brynn and Jason.

SweetDee in NEPA
SweetDee in NEPA

To all of us that had bad things happen to us as children, this is my mantra, That was something that happened to me, it is not who i am. We make our lives as adults with control now. The past is the past it was out of our control as children, the sooner Betheny gets this the better. She should pity her parents for all the joy and happiness they missed out on. So enjoy your life and don't spend so much time looking back or before you now the now will be the past and you will have missed it by not being fully present. Or perhaps the angst is for the shows sake, we can only hope.

Kara3489743
Kara3489743

I used to like you, but I feel like fame is kind of getting to your head. You really should not make references to things like empire and call yourself a celebrity. Real celebrities don't call themselves celebrities. Have you ever heard Angelina Jolie say she needs to consult her celebrity manual? No. Be humble and stay grounded. Just because you felt good abotu being on Forbes magazine's cover does not mean you are the new Donald Trump. Always remember where you came from and don't get a big head. Be nice to Jason, as he seems to be the only man who would put up with your nuerotic tendencies. I get anxious just listening to you during your sessions, so I know it must be a bit overwhelming for him. He SHOULD be able to expect you to see his parents more than once every two months. Why? Because that's what people who have families do! If I didn't see my inlaws or parents every few weeks, it would feel odd. Family is obviously very important to Jason and if you love him and repsect him -- you will honor his love of family. He clearly loves you in spite of your self-admitted neurosis and your busy schedule. He gives to you, so you need to give back to him. I think he's so sweet because he clearly loves you for what you have in the inside, and not the outside. He saw past your hard looks and your "hard" personality and loved you for YOU. You should always be grateful for that, Bethenny. Stop talking about money and empires and brands and Forbes (it's getting old) and hug your daughter and husband. When you die, your money will mean nothing to you. Your family will.

mary
mary

You know, it's great to take comfort in being with old friends who knew you before you were famous...but don't become jaded to think everyone wants something from you, most people are good at the heart and are not trying to get something from you. That's mostly in your head. Of course we can't be naive to the fact that there are paranas out there, it's just not the majority. I grew up spending my summers in MTK., and most of my best friends to this day are the ones I spent my days with on ditch...still 30 some odd years later...but if I were to meet you on the beach in Mtk. one day...trust me, I don't want something from you, no more than any other fellow woman...mother....funny, entertaining chic I might encounter...and new friends can be meaningful too...

Viewer4685
Viewer4685

You have always been my favorite since RHONY You are a spitting image of me to a T. Down to your blood family dynamic you've discussed in the show. I commend you and what you have created on your own. I cant thank you enough for truely being who you are and indirectly giving such great advice. I cannot wait for your talk show this summer. You already do and will now have a larger platform to help more people. I cant wait to get tickets to your talk show! Is it really going to be called 'Frankely speaking" (spllng?) lol I LOVE you and your family and your success and struggle. I am not a fan that loves celebrities or even blog or twitter or comment. You are the only person on the TV that I like! You are you and make no apologies! Keep it up Momma! :)

Lisa Shirley
Lisa Shirley

Thank you Bethenny for showing your therapy sessions on your show. As a therapist I hate how therapy is often protrayed in movies and tv. As the therapist not caring for their clients due to various issues and it not being helpful. Thank you for showing the growth and insight that can come from a trusting therapeutic relationship. Lisa, Licensed mental health counselor , Massachusetts

jena castaing
jena castaing

You and your shenanigans are hilarious!! Also, because of the adversity you've faced, EVERYONE is your Cheerleader! This is the secret to your success. Stop and savor all of your abundant blessings! Best of Luck, to you and your Beautiful family. :) Jena Castaing Louisiana

Curly 1
Curly 1

Bethenny, I love your show. I love your honesty and realness. However, I don't understand why you continue to dwell on the past. I understand that you were hurt and felt abandoned, but you can't continue to let this affect your present life. Judging by what we see on the show, it appears that you spend too much time working to make more money, sacrificing valuable time with your family. Your actions appear to stem from your past and the insecurities that developed as a result of being raised in a broken home. You don't seem to realize that you already "made it". You have an advantage that many of us wives and mothers only DREAM of--the ability to spend quality time with our families. You've got it all, Bethenny, don't blow it.

janet p
janet p

This is my favorite season so far. I love Nick, Hoda, your true friends , your theraphy, and how you are handling wealth, marriage after all the exciting parts and now it is the work of marriage.

Sam64
Sam64

bethenny, I love, love, love your show. I hope you do sit back and enjoy your little girl and husband. Time goes by so very fast. You don't want to say someday I really should not have worked so hard. You are already a multimillionaire. Family is so much more special than money. Don't dwell on the past and enjoy the present.

j ross
j ross

luv the show,luv all yall,thank u for sharing,i truly wish u and ur lil family the very best u deserve it;)