"I love Seth MacFarlane. He's funny and demented," the ex-RHONY star says.

on Sep 5, 2013 - The Dish0

When Bethenny Frankel's new talk show debuts September 9, she'll be the one asking the questions. In the meantime, she's opening up about life as a working single mom, her Hollywood crushes—and the possibility that she'll get married again.

Bethenny spoke to Redbook about earning her reputation for always keeping it real as one of the original stars of The Real Housewives of New York City. "On the Housewives I was single, alone, broke, uncertain—I was honest about all of that instead of pretending to be something I wasn't," Bethenny says. "I think that set me apart. But I didn't do it for that reason. It's just who I am."

Always an open-book, Bethenny has already discussed the difficult time she's had coping with her divorce from Jason Hoppy. But is another marriage in her future? "I don't know that I would get remarried. It's too soon to think about," she says. "But I'd listen to my gut. All through reality television, being honest, saying what's on my mind—that was my gut."

Just because she's not in the market for a new husband doesn't mean a girl can't have fun imagining the possibilities. And Bethenny, like the rest of us, has a few celebrity crushes. While she admires actor Taylor Kitsch's "shy strength" and Ryan's Gosling's intensity, she also adores a man who can make her laugh. "I love Seth MacFarlane. He's funny and demented," she says.

For now, though, most of Bethenny's free time away from the set of her new show isn't spent over candlelight dinners. On Wednesday, she tweeted a photo of a recent Lego project she created with three-year-old daughter Bryn. Bethenny says "I think that when you are with your child, you have to make sure it's quality time. Every day, Bryn and I do at least one quality thing together and I do one thing for myself. I no longer feel guilty about taking 45 minutes for myself, because we take time for us."

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In watching u and Jason's relationship fall apart I was so surprised in ur behavior. U truly r a ball buster but u also do not want to own up that ur consent bickering and demeaning leads me to believe that u will never make a good campanion for anyone. U would consented make comments about how u wanted to expose him on national tv because he was mean to u when cameras not rolling. Well I have to tell u that I have seen people and relationships like u and Jason go south because I believe u are a true bully and constantly have him up against a wall. Ur selfish,self centered and ur therapist really didn't help u. Now that ur divorcing u can prove everyone wrong by finally treating him like a human being instead of a human dart board. Yeah so u didn't have the best childhood but my God look at other peoples lives and stories and ur s quickly turns into a whoa is me. Grow up and spare the people u surround urself with ur misery.


Bethenny, I was a stay-at-home Mom when my kids were young, and I can tell you that small children need lots and lots of quality time.  If you are working at a high-stress job  and your child has to sleep at least 10-12 hours a day, how much actual time are you home when your child is awake?  I hope you are taking your 45 minutes when she is sleeping, with her dad, or at school.

These days of early childhood are fleeting.  It is not so much about you meeting your own personal needs right now.  It is about your daughter, who has no say in how her mama spends her time.