Julie Plake

Julie relfects on Bethenny's negotiation skills and nearing the end of her time with Team Skinnygirl.

on Apr 30, 20120

Hey everyone!

Sorry I didn't write last week. It has been a little crazy since moving back to Pittsburgh. Trying to find my way here and organize my life! Anyway. . .

OH MEXICO! What a great place! It was so amazing that I got to come on this trip! Watching Bryn makes me miss her a whole lot! She is just the cutest little peanut and so smart and amazing. I can't believe she is almost two years old!

Bethenny and her "hermano" -- so very typical Bethenny. She loves wheeling and dealing and it is funny to see her squirm with someone. She loves the fun of negotiating a deal! She even included me in the deal and got me a gorgeous silver and turquoise bracelet from Hermano!

RaRa is one of the kindest and most amazing people I know. She and I have created a special bond over the years. I am Bryn's godmother and will be there for the rest of her life. RaRa will also be in Bryn's life forever. We are one big family.

21 comments
eve b.
eve b.

I love the show and love the brand B has "created" but you deserve incredible props for being such an anchor. B is very manipulative and self-serving, even in her displays of generosity. You clearly made the best decision, though it must have been extremely difficult. I hope when her brand expands and maybe one day has stock options, that you get a share of the company. It would be the thing to do. B clearly was trying to hurt you regarding the way she spoke of putting Ra Ra in her will, and in the manner her blog was written. She no doubt feels betrayed by you adn it really appeared to an outside viewer that while she said she wanted you to do what was best for you, it seemed to me she wanted what was best for B. I don't know what kind of financial arrangement you all had or have, but if you did not get a several hundred thousand dollar bonus... at the least, that would certainly speak volumes.

AT any rate, you helped make the show and brand what it is and there is no doubt incredible life ahead for you.

JW king
JW king

Bethany. Work with your hubby Jason. Give him a job title and trust him with all responsibilities that go with him. Trust him and love him. He is a good man husband and father and friend. He is truly the one you can trust. Take it from from me i trusted the wrong people and let it kill my marriage and business. All the power and money in the world is not worth that. And with all your insecurities you could not take it. One who's been there

MidwestViewer
MidwestViewer

Very glad you have decided to move on with your life, Julie! I wish you the best. I hope you have stock in Skinny Girl. Lord knows you've earned it. Good luck! You'll be missed.

Aunty Malani
Aunty Malani

Julie u will be Missed. Anyway u r the only person right now that can Stop B from ruining her marriage. Didn't Jason also had a big part in putting together the Sales part,along with Closing the Sale on Skinny Girl, why Jason feels the way he does about bring in "No Money or Being the Head of Household" is an understatement on he's part. I belive that you are the only one that can keep this family together or let this family fall apart , I let you know that you will be in my Families Prays to keep B's Family together meaning Bryn and Jason. This morning I was shopping at Walmart and read Enquirer and saw pictures of Beth with Jersey Shore's situation is this a Joke,Beth hitching up with Mike ,the playboy who's favorite time is to make everyones life a rack .I WILL NOT WATCH BETH ANY MORE IF THIS IS THE CASE.

BigBFfan
BigBFfan

Soooo going to miss you on the show, Julie! Best of luck in PA!

RHOPA
RHOPA

I hope you have part ownership or stock in the Skinnygirl franchise. You've earned it.

bxgrl4ever@yahoo.com
bxgrl4ever@yahoo.com

You cried, Bethenny cried, I cried... You are for sure part of the family, not only for them but for us out here in "TV Land". You were adorable from the start & right before our eyes turned into this amazing woman even more beautiful woman. All the best to you my dear from a fellow New Yorker who enjoyed having you on the show. All the best now & always, most of all Thank You so much for letting us in & laughing with you on all the crazy things that happen. You will be missed Julie, best of luck..

Donna Gilberti
Donna Gilberti

I know it was a hard decision to leave Bethenny, Jason & Bryn, especially after working so hard to make the business a success. There are things in this world that far out way money and career. I wish you much happiness you deserve it. I pray Bethanny spends time with the real people in Hazelton. They love deep and forever.

Dee Pittsburgh
Dee Pittsburgh

Julie, Just remember you are better off now. That fishbowl must have been awful.

PA Girl
PA Girl

You will be missed on the show Julie! Welcome home to PA!!

verlean
verlean

Julie I am so glad that you have decided to move on with your life while you are still young . you have been more than just a assistant to Bethenny so it time for you to have some happiness and joy.

Frannie888
Frannie888

You have been the rock to this entire organization that is Bethenney. I hope you find whatever it is in life and I know that if you can do all that you did for them you can do anything for yourself. Good Luck Julie

Kim C
Kim C

Good luck to you in PA!

Terry G.
Terry G.

Welcome back to the 'Burgh!!

We will miss you on the show.

Lois1781
Lois1781

Wish you all the best in your quest to find balance. I believe you made the right choice for your life and hope you will be forever happy.

middlesister
middlesister

what happened to the girl (sorry, do notremember her name) who got off the boat...did she leave her job at Skinny Girl?

Lori in PDX
Lori in PDX

Good luck Julie. Hope you get in Life all you wish for. Are you working yet or still unwinding from the years with Bethenny? I would take a "satay at home" vacation LOL You will be missed though. Hope you go back to visit soon.

elaine58
elaine58

Julie, you will surely be missed. I wish you the best!

wa
wa

Julie, I'm gonna miss you--best wishes for future success!

Susie Q.
Susie Q.

So happy for u to b in PA :) Great decision!

snowyfields
snowyfields

Hi Julie- I am so happy that you are moving on to spend time with your family. I wish Jason would stay home with Bryn a, "Stay-at-Home-Dad"...it would be a beautiful thing - stay home with Bryn, Jason!!! This is your gift - Bryn (Bethenny, too) they need you to be home home with your daughter.

Good Luck to you, Julie. We will miss you -