Julie Plake

Julie shares her love of Gina and why she feels especially connected to her.

on Apr 18, 20120

Loved this episode!

Bethenny loves to make Brooke feel uncomfortable, but also appreciates all of the work Brooke is doing. I think it was so funny when she let her know I wouldn't be around. Brooke's face was priceless!

I do miss attending meetings where drinking is required! This Beam meeting was very interesting for me because I really felt with all of the flavor tasting and people that this brand has really made it. TONS of people are backing this brand and it will be even more successful! It was a great feeling!

Seeing GINA was so AWESOME. I think you can tell that by my reaction and excitement when she walked in the door. Bryn is so smart and doesn't miss a beat, so of course she knew exactly who Gina was. I had forgotten how hilarious she is and how her comments are so out of left field! She really is special and I miss her a lot. I think she is one of the ONLY ones who has a true understanding of my job (old job...).

16 comments
Hanna Cushman
Hanna Cushman

Dear Julie: You look so well. I admire you for taking the plunge four plus months ago. I have worked for over 40 years I recall a woman superior once telling me that she vowed to never take a job which affected her day and night. Nevertheless, to work for Bethanny certainly takes a specific set of emotional skills. Sensitivity need not apply. I was reassured of this when I watched how she treated the young 23 year old intern who was one of the two women in line to replace you. That little girl is typically sensitive and raw. "Are you ready for this? I mean we are all concerned, because if you're not, let us know. These women are sherpas (sp)." Bethanny you might want to filter some of the words which come out of your mouth, especially if you are morphing into a role model for many of your adoring fans. That, my dear is a huge nugget and I implore you to consider that before the Skinny Girl Brand. What are you leaving in your wake?

Dee C
Dee C

God Bless you Julie as you move into a new chapter of your life. You have to do what you need to do in life. I will also miss seeing you on B! I'm thrilled you will remain a lifelong friend of B, B & J, you've certainly have proven yourself and loyal trusted (irreplaceable IMHO) friend. All the best to you hun!

LISA ehren
LISA ehren

Good luck too you Iam glad your Ready to have a life of your own before its too late ENJOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mlt7
mlt7

I was so happy when I found out you were from Pittsburgh. I wouldn't expect anything less than Bethenny choosing a true Pittsburgh girl for her assistant! We are real and work hard. I hope you are enjoying Pittsburgh with your beau.

Sincerely, Shelly

GGC-FLA
GGC-FLA

I for one will really miss you. I so enjoyed you on the show. May you be blessed in your future and have great success.

SLfanfromCA
SLfanfromCA

Julie - great decision you made. You are amazing and I am sure Bethany will miss you. You are a terrific lady. We wish you the best!

Paige One
Paige One

Best of luck Julie on where ever life leads you! the show will not be the same without you but I think you will be much better off being away from such a negative Enviroment

Mary87
Mary87

You'll be missed!!

bootsie
bootsie

Julie,We could see how excited you were when Gina came in we miss her to but life goes on as it will in your future I know we only see the glamour of your job getting to go on trips meeting famous people but I know it probably gets old and is hard work you should consider a school in training young people in becoming assistants you had the best teacher/boss/friend and how to keep it all seperated and stay professional.HAVE A BLESSED LIFE

springforward
springforward

All the crying with Bethenny, I think she is more upset than she lets on about you leaving the team. Of course we only get a glimpse of the real life, but I think talk therapy is only part of what she needs. My guess is some anti-depressants would help make her life much more manageable.

AnnPF
AnnPF

Julie, I guess you left before the holidays last year. I will miss you next season. Maybe you can come to NY for a visit with your engagement ring on. Who know?. You can always keep in your heart that YOU helped Bethenny get where she is today. She has said that she couldn't have done it without you and I believe it. What a great tool to use for getting any job.....the shows on TV.... Love you on the show. Best blessings with things to come.

Love, Ann

Viewer1953
Viewer1953

Best of luck in your future endeavers. You've taken such good care of Bethenny in business and as a best friend. I wonder if you could tell how Jason is not this great normal guy. He blames everything on Bethenny just to make her upset. He is just mean. I hope Bethenny can learn what real love is as you become more involved with your honey.

Susie Q.
Susie Q.

WOW.....I bet u r soooo relieved to b outta that mess!!! Poor Bethenny - thank GOD she is in therapy ....BUT is it helping??? I hope u r doing well in PA!!!!

Lady Doodah
Lady Doodah

Goo luck to you. Your sanity and common sense will be sorely missed.