Bethenny Frankel NY

Bethenny reflects on her relationship with her father.

on May 5, 2010


Jill was more concerned about the "start spreading the news" aspect of this particular situation. This wasn't very surprising. Jill knew prior to the party that he had passed away. That was why she texted Alex earlier. I'm not sure why she felt the need to rip Ramona about it. Some things I will never understand. When Jill and I were still friends, she knew that my father was very ill. Plus, Alex told Jill that my father was very ill previously in the season, so this was no surprise to her.

The difficult part about discussing my father's health on camera was respecting a level of his privacy. I didn't go into very specific details of his illness because it is his business. By the same token, this is my truth and my reality. When I agreed to do this show three years ago, I committed to be honest with the audience about my life and my experiences. In many circumstances, I don't separate my TV life with my personal life. I respect that this is a "reality" show so I try to keep it real.