Julie Plake

Julie shares behind-the-scenes deets on what it's like to work for Bethenny!

on Jun 10, 2010


Hey. Bethenny's assistant Julie here. I cannot believe I am writing a blog on bravotv.com and it is even more surreal that I am a part of this fun, down to earth and hilarious new show, Bethenny Getting Married? Things in my life are much different than I could have ever imagined when I left my hometown of Pittsburgh to move to New York in 2005. I always knew that when I met Bethenny in the Hamptons my first summer in New York, that somehow I would end up being a part of her life. She loves to tell the story about how she knew when she asked me to cut a tomato that I would be a great assistant. I am just lucky that years later when I was ready for a new opportunity that she gave me a chance and hired me.

I have worked with Bethenny since March 2009, and since day one, things have been fast moving and non-stop. A lot of the time it is stressful and tasks sometimes seem mundane, but overall when I step back and look at the small empire she has built - I am proud to be a part of it.

A lot of people ask me what working for Bethenny is like. It is most likely exactly what you would imagine it to be. She is a tough boss, with a lot of quirks, but very kind and encouraging. She wants me to succeed and is very thankful for everything I do - even if things sometimes move too fast to stop and smell the roses.

When Bethenny decided to hire another assistant, I was of course thrilled to have the help. Although sometimes I can be a control freak and want to do everything by myself, I knew with all that was going on that it would be nice to have someone to lean on. Although I did not directly interview Max (I was listening from the office) - he gave a great interview and won Bethenny and Cookie over.