Julie Plake

Julie reflects on her journey with Bethenny and where it will lead her next.

on May 29, 20120

Everyone -- this was a pretty intense episode. I wanted to thank all of you for the positive thoughts and support throughout this whole journey. Working for Bethenny and creating an unbreakable bond with her family truly changed and molded me as a person, and has allowed me to take the next step of my life with confidence. You have all helped build Bethenny's empire and your constant support has allowed her to take the next step -- her talk show. Although I am not directly working for Bethenny anymore, I am supporting from a distance and keep very close to her and her family.

For those of you who have asked, I am extremely happy and living in my hometown of Pittsburgh since January. I recently got a job in PR and marketing and am looking forward to the next steps of my life. This experience has taught me many things, but the most important thing is to follow your heart and be thankful for everything that you have in life.

xo,
Julie

32 comments
Mindalaa
Mindalaa

Julie, good luck to you! You gave up my dream job, crazy, busy and never not helping........if I were in my twenties again I would love that kinda job again! Enjoy your new journey, and family!

Austin Mama
Austin Mama

Julie, you most certainly will be missed on the show. While watching this last episode, I had an idea. As a business women, I would LOVE to read a book co-authored by you and Bethenny about how she mentored you and how you received the mentoring. It's without a doubt that the two of you worked through a lot of stuff to become a powerful duo. I would love to have an inside view on that - what worked, what didn't, how you managed the immense chaos, etc.

Best of luck to you in Pittsburgh, PA. Proud of you for making this change in your life.

A.Tomko
A.Tomko

Hi Julie, Welcome home to the Burgh. You have gained so much respect and admiration from all the viewers on your ability to handle many stressful situations on the show. Really do miss your personality and interactions with Bethenny, Jason and Brynn. How wonderful that your connection with the Hoppy family will continue, especially being Brynn's Godmother. Congratulations on your new position. Wishing you continued success, great happiness and love on your new life in Pittsburgh. I would be thrilled to run across you when in the city. TIll then, take care, stay well.

lree44
lree44

We will miss you,but you do need to follow your heart.I hope that you will be on future episodes.That's right,i said future episodes because her new life is just starting and i'm hoping she does more of Bethenny Ever After!Good Luck Julie and have fun !

lree44
lree44

We will miss you,but you do need to follow your heart.I hope that you will be on future episodes.That's right,i said future episodes because her new life is just starting and i'm hoping she does more of Bethenny Ever After!Good Luck Julie and have fun !

opusvii
opusvii

Best of luck. I hope Bethanny gave you a huge bonus like a cool million. After all, you helped her build that business and she has made a fortune.

ALHousewife
ALHousewife

You're going to be succcessful in everything you attempt. And you're going to be the best mommie in the world. You will be missed.

NancyAH
NancyAH

Julie, Wish you all the luck in the world You had and embraced a wonderful opportunity with Bethenny. Pittsburgh is only about 45 minutes from me and I know what is it is like to move back home. Will miss you but wish you all the happiness in the world.

Bridgeu59
Bridgeu59

Julie when you were saying goodbye to Bethenny and Jason it was like a good bye the the viewers who have come to love and respect to you. Thank you for allowing American to get to know and love you. You have shown yourself to be a good friend, a person of character and a person that was vital in helping Bethenny build her brand. Any employer or friend is lucky to have you. Good luck to you. You will be miseed.

Donna M. Matson
Donna M. Matson

Julie, best of luck in your new position. My journey once started with a small business where you wear many hats. You did this in the beginning with Bethanny and you wore each hat well. Sure you may have made mistakes but it is those moments that make us appreciate it when we get it right. I love watching Bethany as she continues to succeed and will truly miss you being a part of the adventure. Yet life changes and I'm certain the best is yet to come!

Betsey Terry
Betsey Terry

Congrats Julie!! best of luck to you in all your endeavors!! I have been in your place..when i was a personal assistant /nanny while in college, it was so hard leaving the baby every day..and getting a 'real job'. To this day, I am thankful for the experience and opportunities it offered, happy for the job I am in, and still close to 'my baby' who just turned 20!

For the rest of you haters..why do you comment about Bethenny etc, ..and if B&J were getting a divorce (which funny he's in LA with her!!! and has been on the talk show with Bryn!)..it is none of OUR business!!!

Annabella2
Annabella2

Julie- I have 5 daughters, all I want for them is Health and Happiness!! I am so glad you are following your heart!! You needed to find your own passion. While, Bethenny gave you a great start, it was time to start living your own life.

All the best! Annabella

SmallTownOhio
SmallTownOhio

Julie, best of luck on your new adventures!!!!!! We know you will succeed in all you do!

zita
zita

Julie,

It has been a treat watching you blossom into the beautiful woman that you have become. Most importantly, you are strong enough to make the right decisions for YOUR life. At a young age, you realized that you cannot work 100% of the time and still be happy. Best of luck to you.

AnnieGreen
AnnieGreen

Congratulations on working on your dream, Julie. Very glad we had the chance to know some of you through Bethenny. Will miss you on my TV! Wishing you the very best of everything.

ConstantViewer
ConstantViewer

Julie, now you know you can do anything after working with/for Bethenny! Your resume will be respected by all. Good luck in the future.

Cathy A Hamilton
Cathy A Hamilton

you will be truly missed! may God bless you in your job!

Donna2
Donna2

You were always the voice of reason. Best of luck to you.

JudgeCuzix
JudgeCuzix

Treat urself to a big Hep Hep HURRAY shout. Working 4 that crazy morale must be hellinNYC..BOO BOO

JAMES THOMAS
JAMES THOMAS

Hello Julie we all will miss you. stay safe,be well and GOD BLESS this world need's more JULIE'S.....

drwalker
drwalker

There were a few tears shed at our house too while watching the finale. We wish you the best in your future. Team JULIE!!! :-)

lregan
lregan

I think you will be back...

Cathy wallis
Cathy wallis

Julie,I will miss your smile,and that WHAT look you would give Bethany.You were a big asset to Bethany as she was to you. The show will not be the same without you.

Tracie Mathis
Tracie Mathis

Julie you will be missed..........just love you! What about all this divorce stuff between Bethanny & Jason? Why is Bravo just letting it not be talked about? Bethanny needs to come out with it if it is true.

Wishing you nothing but the best!!

Cathy wallis
Cathy wallis

Julie I'm going to miss you.it felt like I was losing a part of my family,how crazy! Good luck girl,,Bethany is losing a great asset.

Juliana52
Juliana52

Very good advice Julie and God speed!

VAGRAND
VAGRAND

Best of luck on your new endeavors Julie. I enjoyed watching you grow with Bethenny and know that we are all rooting for your success! Happy Trails.

Mikaylin
Mikaylin

I remember seeing you way back when you first started with Bethenny...gosh it seems so long ago. How does time move so fast? LOL Best wishes and thanks for sharing your part of the journey with us!

D doesd D
D doesd D

Congratulations Julie. Glad to see that you have a new job and are so happy.

AGirlNamedKathy
AGirlNamedKathy

I want to be one of the first to say even though it was sad watching you guys say good-bye, I am very happy for you. My first 'serious', hectic and responsible job was when I was 22. I am now almost 50, and if not for that opportunity, like you, I would be a hot mess. It taught me so many things to do (and not do). I'm sure you get it. Bethenny is a break-out star and I am so happy for you that you got to experience it with her. A toast to you and your future ventures, where ever they may take you. I know you will be successful. You know how :)

bootsie
bootsie

Julie,We loved that you loved Bethenny and was a true friend although you recieved a salary we could see you truely loved her we will miss YOU BE HAPPY!