Bethenny Frankel NY

Bethenny talks about moving in with Jason and the new alliance between Jill, Kelly, and LuAnn.

on Mar 10, 2010

 

When Jason asked me to live together, of course I was a bit nervous. I don't have the most impeccable track record, and I felt like everything in my life was changing. However, I was deeply in love, I knew I had found an incredible man, and I knew that he was the right man to take this incredible step with. I was emotionally overwhelmed at the thought of having such a successful career and finding someone as special as him as well. It was really magical.

I didn't know how Alex would react when I confronted her about the skinnygirl logo. Alex is the most rational of the bunch, so I thought she would understand my feelings. My words were genuine. I had never actually told Alex that I was going in another direction, and I felt awkward and badly about it. I chose to just face it head on and she completely respected that. The bottom line is that it was a business decision based on my partner in skinnygirl cocktails who has helped build international liquor brands such as skyy vodka. In business, let people do what they specialize in. I felt much better once I confronted her.

Ramona's friend Jennifer very badly wanted to insert herself into the show and into other people's business. It caught me off guard to hear a perfect stranger weigh in on something that has nothing to do with her. I started to realize how many people had been included in my personal relationship. It took me by surprise.

Kelly, Jill and LuAnn found each other when they all needed someone to align with or lean on. Kelly had been arrested for domestic violence, LuAnn was going through a divorce and public scandal and Jill had ended a friendship and felt isolated. All of this was happening while creating a reality show, so the timing was perfect for them to forge a friendship.