Bethenny Frankel

What did the NY Housewife think of Jersey's Godfather-inspired sit-down? Find out.

on Jun 17, 20090

Here we go: as I write this, I'm hiring a bodyguard so I don't get whacked today. Luckily in on my Midwest book tour for Naturally Thin, so I think I'm safe here. The Mall of the Americas should be a mob scene in and of itself.

OK, so last night was fantastic and idiotic all in one. Ya think Teresa may have tossed over the table for a little bit of dramatic effect? I don't even know where to begin. I will roll over all the details of the episode later, but let's get down to the meat of the matter at this last supper.

Let's talk about being sore from constant sex and how your husband is never not on top of you (even if you have stitches and are still under anesthesia), but we really shouldn't discuss some antique scandalous book (the contents of which Danielle's children already know) in front of the children. Huh?

Teresa, in her hot dress with her nice new rack, really outdid herself here. The entire Housewives franchise loves to speak of class and lack thereof, and well this performance just speaks for itself. How proud her family must be.

I loved Jacqueline's ability to stand up to "the family" during this one. I know that there is a lot of justified anger under the surface here, and Dina and Caroline aren't voicing exactly what they feel, but Dina seemed a bit sneaky here - like someone who can say it at Le Chateaux Salon but not to Danielle's face. Caroline treating this like a Godfather sit-down was equally as absurd. However, I strongly feel in my gut that they know a lot more than they're saying, and they just don't want to cross that line. I also think that this is the first strength that Jacqueline has ever had to cross her family and she liked the feeling of the power. I'm sure the residual damage is massive. Those thick thieves ain't forgetting. And Danielle, darling Danielle, she has orchestrated this whole fiasco to make her the victim in the most Machiavellian of ways.

405 comments
pooh choo
pooh choo

Bethenny I like you so much. from the drama you are such as caring person anyone around

miki from Japan

Carolinalta
Carolinalta

I wish you didn't feel the need to try so hard to be crass and vulgar... It doesn't make you seem any more "real" than the rest of them, it just comes off as phony and a little desperate. It's like you started off as being a straight shooting, wise cracking girl, but once people started praising it you took it to an extreme and now you're like a cartoon version of your past self. Sometimes it's downright painful to watch... My daughter commented that it looked like you were just mimicking that Kendra girl from the Girls Next Door show, another [cough]star[cough] famous for being "real". Realness is not something achieved with swear words and bathroom humour. It's all so amateur and forced. You're that girl we all cringed at in high school. Is fame really your biggest ambition?? It's so sad.

Shea-Mikal
Shea-Mikal

Oh, girl, I agree! I miss you on BRAVO! Come back. You're so funny, and I absolutely die for your commentary. You're the best!

Janetrose
Janetrose

Betheny! Please tell us you are coming back with your own show! I don't even see how you could be in NY housewives--you are a star.

a haughton
a haughton

b just enjoy j and give all the love you can to bryn

Yadira Garcia
Yadira Garcia

Bethenny you are GREAT!!!! God Bless You & your husband & that beautiful baby girl !!!!!! forget about the pass how you were raise by your crazy mother & father...and only think about your present & future & GOD HAS REALLY BLESSED YOU WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!!!!!GIVE THANKS TO HIM (LORD) & ALSO YOUR WONDERFUL PARENTS IN LAW THEY ARE TERRIFIC JUST LIKE THERE SON......SHARISH THEM !!!!! IAM 61 & IF YOU EVER NEED A BABYSITTERCUBAN BABYSITTER LET ME KNOW....LOVE YOU & WISH THE VERY BEST FOR YOU ALWAYS!!!!!!!!

tina davis
tina davis

hi bethanny!!! we love you ! you were my fav. when you were on the show, so cute and funny!!!!now, im addicted to you'r show!! its sooo cute! im so glad you are happy in your life ,you deserve the best!! you are a wonderful person, with a heart of gold! i hope you'r show runs forever! it makes me laugh! and im so glad to see you happy!! god bless you and your precious new family!!!im not just writing this , i mean all this from the bottom of my heart!!! take care hon!!

Ca. Watcher
Ca. Watcher

First of all Bethenny I want to say how sorry I am concerning the loss of your father. I have yet to lose anyone one really close I can't even imagine what it would be like. May time heal you and love always surround you.

Oh my gosh girl, that Alex, what a person to have in your corner. Can I borrow her sometime, Not that I need her now but I just want to know I can borrow her.

Where the heck did she come from. I just don't understand LuAnn. She tells Alex not to get involved between you and Jill but there she is getting involved. Maybe LuAnn should read her book I think I saw it on the Bargain Shelf cause they had to many left over.

If you see Alex tell her her balls were really BIG the other night..

KIM-FAN
KIM-FAN

HANG IN THERE GIRL JILL IS JUST JEALOUS OF YOUR NEW LIFE AND HAPPINESS BECAUSE SHE IS SO UNHAPPY IN HERS.CONGRATS ON THE BABY YOU WILL BE A GREAT MOTHER KIM

louella
louella

Bethany, you are so talented, you are very funny, bright and articulate. I learned you are expecting a baby God Bless you and you family. Kelly was so rude to you and all the Nation could see that. You were never deserving of such rude treatment you are a very sincer and kind person you don't need people like her in your life she is lifeless. I do like Jill very much as she also is a very incredible person, she is very lucky to have you as a friend. You are a sweetheart, talented, stong, intellegent and going places, nothing can stop you. I wish for you nothing but the best for you and your family. L. You are the reason this show is so successful. Your honesty is so enduring.

Tinyt
Tinyt

Bethenny your sense of humor is awesome. I love how real you are but most importantly how you always say what's on your mind. I can't wait to see this new season and to crack up at all your hysterical comments. You are by far my favorite housewife because every season you are doing something new. It seems like you are a very motivated and driven person which is very inspiring. Good luck with the new bump!

Yolanda Garcia-Berdecia
Yolanda Garcia-Berdecia

BETHENNY,

I SAW A PICTURE OF YOU TODAY AT BRAVO, AND I AM SO SURPRISED AND DELIGHTED THAT YOU ARE EXPECTING A BABY!!!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU. YOU LOOK GORGEOUS. "UNA PANZOTA GRANDE"!!!!!

GOD BLESS YOU, YOUR BABY AND YOUR SPOUSE.

REGARDS,

YOLANDA GARCIA-BERDECIA SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

Nicky (Jamaica)
Nicky (Jamaica)

Bethy..... my gorgeous Bethy, I heard last week yre pregnant! OMG! I am delighted!! I'm truely happy for you, I know yre ganna be a GREAT mom, I hope you have twins boy & girl (lol). Can't think of a nicer person for this to have happened to. I wish for you and your new family all God's blessing. PS. don't think it a good idea to include yre new man in yre next episode. I think less publicity in yre relationship is better for you guys right now, just focus on the baby. Lots of love hugs & kisses

Nicky Kingston, Jamaica.

SASISUE07
SASISUE07

OMG!!! Bethenny - did I just hear you were pregnant? Congratulations!!! Or, as Andy would say, Mozel. I'm so happy for you and know that you'll be an awesome Mom. You've wanted this for a very long time and I know that you will cherish every moment.

STL Viewer
STL Viewer

Hi Bethenny-

I love you! You are hilarious! You definitely bring the fun and humor to the RHNY! Loved your book!

Claire in Columbus
Claire in Columbus

Don't know when or if you will read this but I just read that your father passed away. I know from your statements that your relationship with him was a difficult one. I hope that you make it through what I'm sure will be a tough period. Best, Claire

Nilton
Nilton

Hi! I just wanted to say that I loved the show! I am from Brazil and I watched it everyday during my lunch break! And you Bethenny, I love your sarcasm and irony!! Take care!

xo
xo

Betheny, I think you are a great girl and you will get everything you want, so don´t be worried for a man. I can understand the reason why you are worrie abuot it but you will find the one. There is not an especific day to meet the one!. So, just keep working, dating some gays and don´t try to get the perfect man, there is not one!. Just try to get that man whose make feel great and accept the way you are. :)

mickie boothroyd
mickie boothroyd

Bethany, I just wanted to tell you that I am most entertained by you on your show. I think you are real, what we see is what you really are and I think you are just naturally funny. But when you are sad, you are also real and I believe your audience believes you and feels your discomfort. You have so much going for you...I can't wait to see this year's season. I heard rumors you were not returning, please say it isn't so....you are the glue, without you, I can't imagine the show being as successful. Thanks for being you, Mickie

T
T

Bethany, a real housewife should be married with children and keep a house? don't ya think? Ya, all you are is a rich spoiled little girl whose getting her 15 mintues of fame. Jersey girls are the real deal, no fake story line there. As for the rest of the comments who agree with you, why don't you take into consideration the fact that you have no idea who these women really are as none of us watching the show do, don't judge by the 6 hours you see of them, b/c again we can't judge you can we?

celena
celena

i would really like to know what Bethany and Jill think of the ATL Housewives? I really value their thoughts

Viewer
Viewer

Bethany:

Are you engaged to that hot French photographer. You two look great together

Key
Key

Bethenny I adore you… However, you need a friend that once in a while could and would tell you to filter it… You on the Wendy Williams show… just was not funny. It was rather uncomfortable. There is a thin line between funny and just inappropriate and I believe you crossed it. I am not an overly sensitive person, but as a sociology major I was taken aback by your “well I do the how you doing like a Puerto Rican”… Be funny… Be honest… Be yourself that’s why we love you… but let’s try hard not to perpetuate racial stereotypes… no trying to talk like a “Rican” [in your words]… No let’s be a “homegirl”… Just be yourself! On the NJ last supper episode... Here we go again... Why are we making reference to the Godfather? I just feel like you can make your point without bigotry… If they were a bunch of people with ancestors from Ireland… would you use the term Godfather… Although I have to agree coldheartedly with you about Theresa… what a mess she is!

You will soon have people thinking things of you that I just hope are not true… Can’t wait until NYC starts again!!!!

annafarris
annafarris

BETHENNY,

I THINK YOU ARE GREAT,AND STRAIGHT FOWARD, STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF AND YOU WILL BE FINE...

Julie
Julie

I know you've heard this before but out of all the housewives you are my favorite. Your like my role model. I want to be a chef like you. You have a great sense of style out of all the housewives. I agree about what you said in the reunion, they just want fame and I think Kelly was being really stupid when she confronted you at the restaurant like she was laughing. It made her look pretty crazy and dumb. Your really funny too. I heard your having your own show is it true? If it is I'm definitely watching it.

Dianne in Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Dianne in Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Bethany,

You're the only one I like in the show. I think you're a real genuine person. You tell it like it is and I love that about you. You're not pretentious like the others. I sort of like LuAnn but I don't like the way she's on her high horse about her title. I was just watching a repeat episode...so what if the limo driver calls her LuAnn or Countess. You keep up the great work! Love you.

Thuy
Thuy

I agree with your last blog 100%. I enjoy watching the Real Housewives, it's very entertaining.

HaveMercy
HaveMercy

Bethenny I was just curious about your skinny girl recipes. I googled some of the recipes for muffins/cupcakes and see that the type of ingredients are not the normal dry ingredients we would typically use in those recipes in the days of "phat" baking. I am wondering about the taste.....would someone have to guess the ingredients or are they that obvious? what I am looking for is a really good basic muffin recipe that does not contain zillions of calories and fat...something I can add fruit to such as blueberries....something filling yet satisfying to taste....something that makes you think you have had something you shouldn't have....Has anyone out there used her recipes and can comment on here? thanks a bunch Lawdy Bethenny, I love your "ellen" from Seinfeld moves

PattyInHoptown
PattyInHoptown

Hi Bethenny, I am so happy for you! You are getting everything that you should sweetie. Can't wait to watch you on your very own show! I think you are going to be the hottest new star in a very long time! Keep Rockin' It Honey~ Love & Hugs & Congratulations~ Patty

Melissa
Melissa

Hey Skinny girl I just heard your engaged! Dish!

Jiselle
Jiselle

Bethany I was just watching the 1st season of new york housewives and there was a guy named Lee i'm not sure of his name but he's bald and has a hand in grey goose vodka or something like that. If I remember correctly in the second season he took you to aqueduct race track (which is in my backyard by the way)and he bought you negligee Jill was there and I think it was your birthday, and he is a friend of your dad. Anyway what I'm getting at is he's really into you and I think there might be something there that you should look into. Trust me!

P.S I never blog but I am a romantic and watching you 2 I saw chemistry.

Lynn R
Lynn R

I just watched the business of the Kentucky Derby and saw your Father. I would have never known who he was if it hadn't been for you. Just think, you usually know someone for their parent, this was just the opposite. Go Bethenny. You rock. You have really made a name for yourself. Love ya Girlfriend.

MouthofdaSouth
MouthofdaSouth

Bethenny do you ever find Jill to be a tad bit materialistic? She doesn't seem to be very humble at her outrageous needs for designer purses, clothing or furniture...she once did that radio show where she said she didn't feel a bit guilty spending money in this lousy economy....I almost fell out of my seat..and thought how lousy that some people are always waiting for the other shoe to fall on their happiness and this woman is mocking it....if I spent $10,000 on myself, my roof would blow away in a storm the next day.....just my luck....I notice you seem to be more down to earth and not wanting to list your material victories...you give appreciation for small joys and that shows a person who humbles themselves when appropriate...my advice is to stay humble and realize that at any moment life can change.....good luck with your book tour

Viewer
Viewer

I think that the New Jersey housewives are way more classier than the Real Housewives of New York. NJ housewives for one are actually housewives and their number one priority is their family. They deal with more real issues that people can relate to unlike the New York housewives which are so unrelatable. Besides if you were maybe real then you could relate to Theresa flipping the table.

viewer in CA
viewer in CA

Bethenny,

Kelly is a wackadoodle. I would bet clinical. forget her, that's what's she afraid of. You Rock.

billie
billie

I MUST ADMIT I WAS A FAN OF ALL THE HOUSEWIVES UNTIL THE REUNIONS WERE AIRED AND THEN I REALIZED THERE IS TOO MUCH GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES THAT THE VIEWER DOES NOT KNOW. MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND THE DRAMA BETWEEN SOME OF THE PEOPLE AT THE TIME YOU ARE WATCHING. I THINK THE SERIES ARE JUST PHONY AND WE DO NOT KNOW THE REAL STORIES. REALLY DISAPPOINTED AS I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW YORK SHOWS. STILL LIKE THE NEW YORK SHOW EXCEPT KELLY. SHE MAKES ME NERVOUS.

suezq
suezq

I miss u & Jill. Bravo really needs to give u your own show. I've been seeing u on tmz. They must really like u cause they've been kind, or your so good they have nothing bad to show knock on wood. Best wishes for a great summer hope to see u in the fall.

Viewer
Viewer

Bethenny,

Teresa may of been a little excessive with the table, but you know you would of been upset if Danielle talked to you the way she did with Teresa. Danielle is like "The Kelly" from the NY Housewives. All drama!

Any who....congrats on your book tour! Glad to see you are doing so well!!!! Stay true and hope you all have a Happy July 4th!

Viewer
Viewer

Dear Bethenny I love to see and hear your comments and sarcastic jokes on the Housewives of NYC. Stick with your true friends, Jill, Alex and LouAnn. Please go ahead and drop those vile, women-haters, Kelly and Ramona. You and the others are too classy to continue to be reduced to trashy, competitive antics that Kelly and Ramona always display. They only love men, so let them so and spend all their time with men. Obviously they have never learned to appreciate, respect and have genuine friendships with women, so why waste any more time waiting for them to grow up? Move on.

As for men, be patient. You are an intelligent, loving young woman. Don't rush. You will one day meet your soul mate and you will go from questioning your feelings to struggling to find the right words to try to express your feelings. The difference may be subtle, at first, then suddenly, you will instantly know. You don't have to rush, once you meet your soul mate, he is yours for life.

Review some of the observations from yourself and others, how Kelly only acknowledges and speaks to men, and not to women. She is one messed up cookie with a real hatred for her own gender. Shame on her! Don't let her issues get to you. Ramona has the shallow opinion that women only have credibility when they are hanging on the arm of a man. What a low level to reduce the value to women to. Ramona will only have respect for you once you are married. Who needs such a shallow friend? Dump her.

Kelly will never respect you because she knows you could be a serious contender, should you ever stoop to her competitive level and "fight" her for the same man.

Thank God there are still mature, intelligent women like yourself, Jill, Alex and LouAnn. You women are women of substance, unlike the other two feather-heads.

Bethenny, keep up the good work, you are an inspiration to female entrepreneurs everywhere.

Vi in Canada

Viewer from Philadelphia
Viewer from Philadelphia

Hi Bethenny, Your blogs are very amusing and insightful. Thank you for pointing out that while Danielle is unstable, Caroline, Dina, and Teresa conducted themselves disgracefully. P.S. I ordered a Skinny Girl Margarita. Very strong, but WOW was it good!!!! The bartender was not familiar with the drink, but the waitresses all knew exactly what it was and looked up your recipe online. P.S.S Is there any way I can get a signed copy of your book?

Viewer
Viewer

The NJ Housewives made for much better TV than the NY Housewives for several reasons. First, the relationships were real and not contrived for the show, so the overall atmosphere seemed less shallow. What the NJ women fought about was real-life drama, not petty, ridiculous issues like, "You said my photos needed to be touched up." "You called me the underdog." "You said my dating advice needs to be updated." "You called my husband old." "You told me you were up here and I was down there." Secondly, the emphasis in NJ, as you have said yourself, really was on family and on raising children, and I think most women can relate to that more than they can to the NY women shrilly hawking their "brands." I also think that what makes the NJ women so much more compelling than their NY counterparts (other than Jill) is that, for example, during the reunions, if someone on RHONY said something that the other ladies disliked or with which they disagreed, all of the other women would be screaming at once, trying to talk over each other. By contrast, at the RHONJ reunion episode, if one of the women said something with which everyone else clearly disagreed, there was absolute, complete silence while she spoke. You could have heard a pin drop. I am totally, shamelessly hooked on the the NJ branch of the housewives franchise.

azdoll
azdoll

Bethany!!!! You are so right on...New Jersey OMG Boring!!!!!!! those women are a waste of time compared to the Orange Co.(I,m from Newport Beach, Ca.) and New York gals (FORGET ATLANTA ickkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk) I think you are the most real of them ALL...Good luck with your Book & new Boyfriend.

Viewer
Viewer

I think all of you housewives are jealous of the NJ housewives. The NJ housewives are best by far b/c they have known each other longer than any of the other women. They seem to be more real and don't try and be someone that they are not (besides Danielle). I hope that NJ comes back for season 2 and have no desire to watch any of the other housewives!

Viewer
Viewer

hey girl... love yeah love yeah...i cant wait for NY HWs...but i hope kelly will not be on this season.. just dont like her

Viewer
Viewer

Bethenny, You are, by far, my favorite houswife. You give it to people straight up, and you never hold back. I applaude you. To me, you seem like a very real person that i could sit down and have a very nice conversation with. good luck in everything you do!

A.
A.

Bethanny!!! You absolutely rock!!! Miss all your commets and black humor :( NYC Housewifes are addictive to watch!!! Keep up your work and your image, because defetitively that is your best publicity...Regarding the new NYC Housewife, don't like her at all and I was shocked the way she treated you! Hope to see more of you and Jill!!! Have a nice summer!!!

Pam in Charleston
Pam in Charleston

I agree with your take on this, for the most part. I've had about all I can stomach of Caroline's overworking the whole "family" thing. Give it a rest already! We got it the first 100 times you mentioned it!

During the season my opinion of everyone changed, with the exception of Jacqueline. She's the only one I would consider actually having as a friend lol....the rest are...ehhh

I ended up feeling sorry for Danielle too, and I didn't even LIKE her!

Laura
Laura

This is my first time ever doing this!:-)

First of all i want to say HI BETHENNY!!!!

I have watch all Housewives shows and This one to me was the worst!:(

I have family problems myself, and i was related a lot to Jackie. Mostly this show was about who was she able to talk to. I'm sorry but to me that is stupid! And i can relate that she was in the middle. but why would they put her in such a spot! Dina and Caroline say that they love her, then she should respect Jackie's decisions. IT'S HER LIFE!!!! If the girls didn't like her OH WELL! bUt to tell her to choose to me that was so disrespectful to her. If Danille is everything they said so what! what matter is what she is now! And as long as she respected Jackie's life and family there was no reason for her sister in law to have her choose.

Anyways I love the show I just think that Housewives of NY is much much much much better than this!

I lOve your personality don't ever change! And you'll find true love;) i KNow you will just keep what your doing and who you are if they don't like you then their lost! MEn are everywhere and yummy too! Especially the guys you dated in the show!:) Also i love the way you dance! YOur the only one that actually knows how to dance, no offense to the other housewives, but Bethenny is the best dancer! Lol

GOOd luck