It was the Instagram post seen (and talked about) around the globe when Bethenny Frankel posted a photo of herself in 4-year-old daughter Bryn's pajamas last summer. The ensuing brouhaha was dubbed Pajama Gate and spawned a lot of discussion and criticism about Bethenny's thin frame.
Bethenny addressed the incident when she was in the Clubhouse with Andy Cohen this week. "I was at my house and [Bryn] said 'Mommy put that on.' And it was a joke, just like putting on a mask," Bethenny explains about how the photo came to be. "And I thought it was sort of funny. I didn't realize it was going to be an international news scandal."
But while everyone from George Stephanopoulos and Dr. Drew weighed in, and Meghan McCain called the photo "violently irresponsible," according to Bethenny, the doting mother herself admits that she "never got bothered by it."
"There are bad press things and you think, 'Do I need this right now?' And of course I didn't need it," she adds. "But it kept getting bigger. I couldn't even believe it. I didn't think it was that big of a deal."
As for all the talk about her body, Bethenny is used to taking it in stride. "There's always a dialogue about [my weight]. And also when you have a brand called Skinnygirl, I mean, you're looking for it," she admits.
But when Andy point blank asks her if she thinks she's too thin, Bethenny reflects that "Maybe. Do I think I can be sometimes? Yes. When I'm tired and stressed out people think I'm much more thin. And it's always the times that I feel I'm really stressed out because I get black circles [under my eyes], my face looks drawn in. Maybe. I mean I run around like a total maniac!"
Watch the discussion below.