Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny talks Costco shopping sprees, raging hormones and Jason's proposal.

on Jun 24, 20100

 

I live for bulk stores in general, but Costco is, as I said, my religion. There are always all of these random great finds there, from king crab legs to dried blueberries. You definitely need to have a big household or split with a friend. It is best to buy there when having a large party or purchase what you use on an ongoing basis. I buy things like paper towels,whole wheat pasta, olive oil, butter, Metamucil, Clorox wipes, organic juices, blocks of Parmesan etc. They have great produce, but it can go bad quickly. Some things you can buy and freeze.

I love doing public appearances. I have the most incredible, genuine fans. I always say "know your audience" and I know mine: honest, hard-working people who want to improve their lives every day.

The Costco event wasn't promoted at all, and my publisher really pushed me to do the event. Is it bad to say that I was secretly excited that it had a lame turnout? I was hormonal and exhausted, and I was thrilled to just shop.

Meeting Rosie really just served as much needed comic relief. I can't say that I garnered any earth shattering knowledge. However, my friend Jake and I were loopy and I really needed that laugh. Hormones, hormones, hormones!

I think that my drive has been partially to prove something to my father and partially because I know what it feels like to stress and scramble for money. I used to panic about my rent, have to scramble to pay for any and everything, and it was very scary.

 

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LC viewer in La
LC viewer in La

I just watched DC Housewives and all I can say is please do not leave.

laura4123
laura4123

Bethenny; Hubby and I couldn't stop laughing when you couldn't get the baby out of the car. How long is that baby nurse going to be staying with you cause that is only the begginning of many more issues to come? You should have a show called bringing up baby. Love your show

Belinda
Belinda

Betheny your the best! Loved your wedding! You truly have class! Wishing you and your family happiness always!

Bella Belinda ( Bella Breasts De Feet De Walk)

Eyeshadow?
Eyeshadow?

In the scene when Bethenny is talking to Shawn in her bedroom with curlers in her hair and he gives her the cotton candy from Four Seasons.. What color eyeshadow is she wearing?!? Its sort of dark brownish color.. anyone know? Thanks! :)

silvia jerry
silvia jerry

I will start this response asking for forgiveness. I have just finished celebrating my fifth anniversary to second, last husband. Wish I could say it was all rose petals and butterflies, but he is british and I am american. so wasn't feeling the world cup thing and the daily kuzoo/horn thing. i litterally shooed him out the door the day of anniversary then suffer the noise of the game on our celebritory day. i went to the gym, he went to the pub. I so enjoy watching Bethanny, totally real and normal. She has become my ally, all my weird hang ups are on par with her hang ups. Average individual who doesn't have the luck of being brought up in Mayberry, connects with her. Life is not perfect, it is what you do with today that drives your tommorow.

Gramig
Gramig

NYC housewives is one of the few shows I watch, and I love all of you equally, that includes Kelly! I really enjoy Bethany -- she is so witty, driven, and talented. It seems fitting that she has finally found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow--congrats! However, Bethany Getting Married? just doesn't hold the same allure that Housewives does. Please don't abandon the show that made you famous, Bethany.You alone cannot compete with the excitement of all the housewives put together! The housewives would not be the same without you or Kelly! You all had a recipie for perfection .....don't mess it up by changing it.

Diane M
Diane M

Hi Bethenney, I Started watching housewives end of last season. Im hooked. Your wedding was beautiful. I could so relate with you when you were in therapy talking about men and depending on them for money ect. your issue is my issue except i dont have your drive. anyway not much of a writer. ill keep watching you. you make me laugh and cry. when you cry i cry. i can relate with you. bye, Diane M

Viewer HG
Viewer HG

Bethenny!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your show! I wish it was on every day! You and Jason are adorable together-what a great couple you guys make! Congratulations on baby Bryn! Im so happy for you guys!!

Make more episodes!!! :)

Viewer47
Viewer47

Love Jason, Bethenny you have a good sense of humor and you are real. Those who judged negative wish they were in you shoe. Enjoy your husband and brand new baby. Life is good for you. Bethenny really speak her mind and I admire you for that.

Viewer77
Viewer77

I'm glad others were as disguisted as I was at the litter. I mean they didn't even consider it. This is NYC people there's a garbage can on every corner, if not I'm sure there's on inside, check the bathroom. I couldn't believe they just left their garbage there and came outside; it was still there; and took a picture right in front of it without even considering it. No wonder NYC is so dirty. I understand not picking up someone else's trash, but at least take care of your own. It's not that difficult.

GABBY54
GABBY54

BETHANY INJOY YOUR BABY AND JASON YOU KNOW HAVE IT ALL,AND YOU ARE A GOOD PERSON I HOPE YOU COME BACK ON HOUSEWIVE NY. GOD BLESS KATHY

aunt nydia
aunt nydia

Dear Bethenny, i was so happy and excited about your wedding i felt i was at my sister wedding ..i cried, lauph was great... . I pray for you...please never feel that you do not have a family..near you ... God has bless all of us with you Jason and your Baby ...so please be happy and wish you to continue sharing your life with us many blessings aunt Nydia...

yeah!
yeah!

So refreshing to watch you and Jason!!! You guys make me smile. Best to you and Jason and your new bundle of joy. Thank you!

Autumn31
Autumn31

Hi Bethenny,

I have to say I didn't learn until going to a friends wedding this year that I only cry at weddings where I understand the relationship and the triumphs of it. While I know you're a super celeb I cried while watching your wedding. I feel you and I are a lot alike due to the lack of family in our lives so I can appreciate the way your life is in a lot of ways. However, I could never be as witty as you are I'm definitely with you on the whole (my family is crazy so they won't be in my wedding)...I'm also very independent because I have to be just like you are. I hope to be as successful as you are in life and find someone great just like you did! You give me hope!

Josie636
Josie636

Watching your beautiful wedding I couldn't help but tear up the entire time. You were stunning and I am so happy you have found your love and now have a baby girl.

Nansea
Nansea

I laugh, I cry, you kill me Bethenny!

BRAVO...BRAVO!!!!

Please, please, please BRAVO continue with Bethenny's life after the wedding! She's her own show plus a NY housewife too!

Best wish to Jayson and his little kite!

cindyandnoah
cindyandnoah

You are absolutely a DOLL. I am so happy to see your life unfold. You TRULY DESERVE ALL THE HAPPINESS IN THE WORLD!!

Marielv Viewer
Marielv Viewer

Love you and your show! I am also so happy for all the success and happieness that has come into your life! you are awesome!

Betulala
Betulala

I just saw that you are in People magazine, congrats on that gig, but apparently there is some talk about your upbringing and how horrible it was. Girl, I haven't read the book yet, but let without reading it, I can swear that you never had it as bad as you think. There are so many out there who think they had it rough, but until you lose every friend you have because you don't even have a bedroom to invite them over to spend the night, or at 11 have your mother slap and pull your hair until you sob uncontrollably while being told to shut up or you will get more, or have to quit school at 15 because your parents refuse to support you, you might want to re-think whether your childhood was rough. Not many people who get abused have a NY times best seller or have so many "successful ventures". Abuse makes people pull inward and lick their wounds for years while life goes past them. Some women if lucky can marry a man who can provide a good income, but sadly many abused men usually end up on the streets with signs that say "help i need food"....I know what lack of interest in being parented and abuse has done to my own life and others, so, please take stock of every detail. It will be for your daughters best interest, trust me. One thing I have learned, your kids won't love you anymore for knowing your hardships....take it to the bank.

Debbie Evans
Debbie Evans

Bethenny, LOVE LOVE LOVE your show!!! I am so Happy for you!!! Jason is adorable!!! YOU are the perfect couple as he does balance you out and you him! I can't wait to see what the future holds for you! Get ready darling as you will have another baby! NANNY!!! THAT is the key for you!!! YOU are adorable and I would love to be an assistant and would send you my resume as soon as you ask! I would love to help you! I am a grandmother of two adorable blonde hair blue eyed TEXANS! I Catered for 15 years...I love your personality!

Blessings honey!

Debbie

Ellie000
Ellie000

Hi Bethany I love your new show and you look great after having a baby! The real housewives of NY is not going to be the same w/o you!!! I am not going to watch it anymore because Kelly drives me crazy and the rest of the women are quite boring! You Rock! Congrats on everything!

Bernadette
Bernadette

Medium what??? -

Sorry, I didn't think it was funny when Bethenny laughed when the poor lady fell. Who cares if she got hurt, right? Just make a so-called funny one-liner & keep walking.

Medium what??
Medium what??

How funny was it when that lady fell in Atlantic City in the Casino... She asked if Bethany knows any mediums and I have been confused since. I know that Kim from Atlanta sees a psychic regularly but for some reason I was thinking that Bethany saw a psychic too, a couple seasons back, right after her and "old" Jason broke up (the first time). For some reason I remember her saying that B will have two kids with a guy, "J" name. AM I CRAZY? Or did anyone else see this too?

gretchen antenozzi
gretchen antenozzi

Bethenny I have loved you since you introduced THE COUNTESS as Luann to your driver one evening. You are so real and genuine and you have learned what matters. You are a blast to watch. You now make my Thursday nights better. I cant wait for tonight You wedding premieres. CONGRATULATIONS.

Hi Jason. JASON HOPPY IS THE BEST. JASONs PARENTS ARE AWESOME TOO!!!

Its so awesome to watch so many poeple who DESERVE happiness GET IT. YEAH!

My 8 year old son Joey even likes the show cause of Jason and Cookie. Anyway had to say You are an Inspiration to a 38 year old single mom in Philly. A huge Inspiration. THANK you. ALL the BEST to you and your Family. love, Grechen & Joseph Antenozzi June 8 2010

Carmela
Carmela

Dear Bethenny,

Your not going to belive this but....my life is so similar to your life.

First I was in a toxic relationship for five years and he did not want to marry, or kept avoiding it....(like your Jason). At 41 I found myself settled that I was not getting married or going to have a baby.

I have always just wanted one child because that is all my career as a Corporate controller could handle...60 hours of work per week.

Like a tornado my life completely changed overnight. I met a nice guy named James (8 years younger...35) and we bagan dating and falling in Love. Our first date was on Valentines Day 2009 and soon I wanted to introduce him to my family. The opportunity came to take him on a trip to the Lake in May 2009 to meet current family members. After that trip I came home covered with hives...many doctors could not figure out the cause...they stated it might be the birth control...I tried THREE (3) different ppill packs...and No Luck. Finally the doctors took me off all birth control...Oh My!!

Well, like Devine Intervention from the GODS above I became pregnant and found out on October 8, 2009....

James and I got married on December 12, 2009.....

And Cosette Maria was born on May 21, in Torrance California. 6.66lbs and 18.5 inches...and a full head of hair...

I want to finish by saying I love your personality and watching your show and how real you really are is great....

I wish you the best with your new life and I can totally relate to how happy your are because I too am the happiest I have ever been!!

It was worth the wait

Very Sincerely,

Carmela

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Julia Jankowski
Julia Jankowski

Bethenny,

Considering "Bethenny getting married" is a reality show about your life, one would expect that the focus is on you. But somehow you manage to come across as so self-absorbed! All you can think about and talk about is you. You should try asking your wedding planner how he's doing, have a little sympathy for other human beings around you, and stop the process of acquiring "Jill Zarin Syndrome" (AKA letting fame and your ego get the best of you).

I'm actually a fan of yours, but this is getting ridiculous. Thanks.

donna51
donna51

Bethenny and Jason, I would like to wish you the best one a saying that I found to be very valuable: "People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you throug a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for a reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. Whaat we must realize is that ou need has been me, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on. Some peope come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.! LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant."

Bethenny, I think this will make sense to you now in your life. I wish you both and the baby all the joys of this world.

phyllis&avainboca
phyllis&avainboca

I had a good laugh when you told Jason you didn't need a case of wipes and that you wouldn't use them all in a million years. I'm still laughing while I write this... I bet you're on your second case by now. I was also a bit scared for you because you obviously had no clue what was coming. There's no greater force to slow down your life than a baby. But it's the best feeling in the world. It's the one feeling every woman knows. Like a club. Even the nutty woman sitting on the couch across from you knows the amazing feeling motherhood brings into your life. Girlfriends who don't have kids will never get it. Enjoy your daughter and congrats on finding such a wonderful man.

bobi
bobi

betheny I love you're show, I watch the episodes over and over. You and so funny and it's soooo sweet to see that you and Jason truley love each other. Please tell me the show will not end with the wedding episode. I love you're sense of humor and the episode when you and Jason were being interviewed by Abigale actually made me cry. Keep the episodes coming, I love them. Love ya, Bobi D.

4Bigmama4
4Bigmama4

Bethany, Just wanted to thank you for sharing your life with the world. You make me laugh all the time. You are so quick witted, I wish I could think that fast. My husband and second son are like you. Just imagine 2 male Bethanys living in your household. Its never boring, lol. My heart went out to you when the Rev. was talking with you and Jason. Its funny how the stupidest or simplest questions can trigger so much emotions. I know what you were feeling at that moment. I just wanted to come through the TV and hug you and tell you everything was going to to be ok. I never cry when I watch your show, my kids thought I was nuts. OMG your wedding planner, is he related to Ramona ? lol. He has the same eyes. I was glad to see Alex and Ramona are on the guest list.

MIAchic
MIAchic

Bethenny!! I have to say that from the first time you came on TV I have adored you. You are the funniest and most amazing housewives there is. Not only does my hubby say that you remind him of me but you are just so hard working and I am happy that all the good things have come your way I truly hope they never stop. And can I say I am in love with your skinny girl margaritas DELISH!! the only other thing better than watching you is Jason may I say congrats he is amazing!! girls like us who are determined, strong willed and say it like it is(take it from a Latina living in good ol' racist Texas) should always be on top!! MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOURS.

mytwocentsworth
mytwocentsworth

Dear Bethenny:

PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE ask Jason to STOP, STOP, STOP STOP, calling you BABY!!!!!!! it's so 50's and degrading to women. Or can't he remember your name? Or according to the Black woman from the Apprentice it's his lisp so he can't say Bethenny. Please for me and many other viewers ask him to call you anything else but BABY.

A bit much
A bit much

I’ve been a fan of Bethenny since day one. I’m thrilled that she got her own show. She deserves the spotlight and her show truly is entertaining!

BUT

I am turned off by how demanding and critical she has been of her wedding planner. He earned his reputation by working hard and producing great results long before she came into the picture; the fact that Bethenny questioned his actions repeatedly was hard to watch. Yes, planning a wedding is very stressful and can leave everyone feeling a bit frayed but she was dragging his name and reputation through the mud before giving him a chance. I’m sure she wouldn’t like it (nor would she tolerate it with grace and patience) if someone did that to her ON CAMERA repeatedly. Just because she was stressed and hormonal did not mean it was ok to treat another person so poorly.

Mega-celebrities who are far more famous and wealthy seem to reign in their egos better than Bethenny. Has this show gotten to her head? She is not superior and her behavior is downright ugly and, at times, immature. Thank goodness Jason is calm, patient, and very tolerant. At least he balances her a little bit.

I’m tired of Bethenny’s excuses for her verbal attacks (like saying she was shopping at a fat person's store....um, no, maternity shops are not equivalent to ‘fat’ clothing shops) and am ready to see more of the softer side of Bethenny (like when she got upset because she wasn’t going to have family at the ceremony).

casey3
casey3

BETHENNY..I really like your show. I think Jason is adorable..what a catch!! Anyways, I have three things to say...1) I was very disappointed in your reaction when that poor lady who spoke to you in the casino fell over! It isn't funny when someone falls, she could have been hurt and you showed absolutely zero concern..I hope that off camera you made sure she was okay. 2) You broke my heart when you were talking with the Justice and she asked you about any immediate family who would be in attendance..I cannot imagine how hard that was to say that no one would be there. Isn't it funny how sometimes things just bring out such raw emotion when you actually say it out loud, even though you knew no one was going to be there, just saying the words can be devastating. 3) I almost fell off my chair laughing when you said you had been eating like you were on your way to the electric chair !! Your humor is awesome....God bless you and your new husband and family. (Sorry if I was mean about the lady falling...I just can't watch someone fall or something and not rush over to see if they're ok..but that's just me !!)

andi43
andi43

Hi Bethenny, I like you very much. I did have issue with you leaving trash outside of City Hall and laughing at the "heavy" lady falling in Vegas and not helping! I thought that really made you look bad. Good Luck with your new marriage and baby boy.

Oh, I'm so glad you don't have to deal with Jill, Kelly(is she for real?) and the Countess, darling. lol

Thia
Thia

I would like to see you succeed but a little Bethany goes a long way. It is a little much show after show. I think you need some more variety to get past all the whining.I think that one person makes for a boring show!

teacher extraordiaire
teacher extraordiaire

There are so many times in the first season of RHNY I didn't understand you. Now I understand, applaude and support you whole-heartedly. Blessings to you and Jason. You appear to be soul mates. Thank you for letting us live a little through you.

Debi
Debi

Hi Bethenny: Just watched last weeks episode and I just wanted to say thankyou for being so vunerable and real. Congrats to you and Jason, I so appreciate you all even cookie!!! Cannot mistake the look of love in Jasons eyes when he looks at you.. Keep up the good work!! Your show is a hit in my eyes..

SelenaR
SelenaR

Bethenny when will we be able to buy skinny girl Margaritas in Southern California IE Indio, Ca?? I've been looking for it cant find it.

Kirbie
Kirbie

Are you now disgusted with yourself for asking the cameramen to film you while sitting on the toilet?

You're one classy lady. ;)

CCQ
CCQ

B,

I hope Bravo creates more shows for you. Cooking show maybe or something motivational. I was not interested in watching your show at first, but after watching an episode, I was hooked. You have a unique personality and real comedic gift. Good luck in your new marriage and with your new baby.

PS I am a loyal RH viewer and I seriously doubt the NY gals will have anything of a show left without you.

Emerie
Emerie

Shadow333 -

You honestly think this scripted reality show is real???

kay18
kay18

Bethany - I love you, your show, Jason....etc, etc. .....but did you guys REALLY leave your trash on the steps outside of City Hall? !!

Cheryl A
Cheryl A

I remember you from the Martha Stewart Apprentice Show, which you should have won. You were, and are, the real deal. RHONY will not be as good, nor will it last, without your presence. I'm glad to see you've moved on so happily from all the toxicity of the last season.

God bless you and your new family. May your lives be full of joy.

Shadow333
Shadow333

Hi Bethany,

Firstly, the concept of writing to someone on television is a bit bizarre for me. The world has become so small!! But I did want to say, I identify with you, and you really are an inspiration in so many ways. I find you honest, tough, real, and a survivor. I'm 46 and have a similar background,re: being raised by wolves in a cave!!

I have watched "real housewives" and the only reason I watched at first was because I turned the channel and you were being featured. After three episodes with the others who have proven to be shallow, petty, silly and not very nice or understanding, I had to stop watching. They are not real, and if they are? What a shame.

Your show "Bethany Getting Married", I tuned into because I wanted to see how your story goes. I'm glad I did. You are captivating, intense, REAL and so very honest. To put your life on television, I can't imagine, its so brave.

I hope you continue with your own show, maybe about the birth of your baby, or anything (without the others) Please Bravo!! Give Bethany her own show, I can't, and won't be subjected to the 'shallow housewives of New York" any longer. Congratulations, you've made it! You have no one to pat on the back but you!! Well, o.k. Jason is pretty solid.

peace, F

Kelly123
Kelly123

I find this show very boring and self absorbed.

RealHseWfeOceanside
RealHseWfeOceanside

Okay, just saw last three episodes of your show. Bethany, I am living viariously through you. That is, your wedding. I too am a shot gun girl. At 39 I realize that weddings are important, shoulda, coulda, woulda. Would it be too much to have a wedding with three kids? Congrats to you! I've admired you since the Great Martha Stewart show..BTW where is that "winner"?

Be Happy,Happy Skinny Girl! Renee