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."