I can't imagine Kelly would have wanted to stay on the island given the circumstances. On the other hand, I'm not sure she realized what had transpired, so I probably shouldn't speculate on what she would or would have not done had she stayed.
I did mention to Ramona that I thought Jill might pull something like a surprise entrance. When she arrived, I thought to myself, "Why must Jill always manage to make herself the center of attention?" She never wanted to come on the trip. She was very negative about it from the beginning, but when life went on without her, she felt that she had to insert herself. Unfortunately none of us believed that her intentions were pure. It was such an incredibly stressful trip, and we just wanted a moment of peace. The whole ordeal was a nightmare. It really was emotionally draining, particularly with my being pregnant.
The bridal shower was a fun night. That was a really great group of girls and the way the trip should have been. We all like and respect each other, and a weight had been lifted. Had it been just us, this would have been an incredible, relaxing vacation.
Should have not happened. People need to be accountable for their actions. The 4 of you together are awesome!
The way you handled the constant attacks by Kelly was amazing. Just amazing. You've been vindicated!
It was funny the way, cruelty begat cruelty. I am glad that the rest of the trip was pleasant and that the ladies had some fun finally. I wish you and your family the best. Bethenny, you are my fav!!!
This was my first season watching; I love you all (cept Luanne) but I think you are the funniest of the lot. I especially love how you "keep it real". Rock on witcho bad self!
I think you did a great job keeping your composure when Jill showed up. Kelly was on some other planet when she had that meltdown. I've always rooted for you! I'm so glad you got your happiness. :) You remind me of myself lol with our sarcastic yet witty remarks, it shows me its possible to find someone. :) Good luck!
Agreed..Life is too short. Enjoy your baby, your marriage and the people you have recently become close to.
Let the Toxic Trio go..
Bethenny, I think Jill would like it if the title of the show was "Real Housewife of New York, Jill Zarin". She's very jealous of the rest of the cast. Anyway, you have way better people in your life than Jill and her fabulous group of friends. Congratulations on your marriage to Jason and your beautiful new baby girl, Bryn.
Bethennny, I love you, and I am so happy for you. Last season, you seemed a little sad, even though your career was doing well, you seemed sad. This season we see that you have found love and you are having a baby!! It's so nice to see you so happy. The day you found out you were pregnant was hysterical!! I know that feeling of sitting on the bathroom floor and thinking what next!! Anyway, I am glad you have a new life and new love and a new spinoff show which I will be addicted to as well!! We're so happy for you. The incident at the island with Kelly, well all I can say is OMG!!! Love, love, love you!!!
Can you make it through one blog without completely bashing Jill? It is apparant that you can't stand her anymore...let it go. It is sad to me though because yes, Jill has made many mistakes in the past. But she was good enough to be your closest friend for a very long time & we all have things about us that aren't perfect but being a friend means to let go & forgive. You may not ever be able to be bf's with Jill again, but you can atleast try to be civil & not continue to rip her heart out with every blog & every interview on the show. She obviously loves you & whether or not she's gone about things right or wrong, she deserves a break now. She's getting it from all angles & it's just cruel & immature now. I commented on another ladies blog that I noticed how "chill" & "easygoing" you are this season....like your putting on an act with your new bf's & for the camera so you can get everyone on your side. Every other season was filled with you making snide remarks about everyone, every chance you could. Now you act like your perfect & everyone else is a jerk. I've never seen you take ANY responsibility for anything that has transpired. You should try to be more humble.
I hope you are leaving this show for your new one so i don't have to watch you anymore. You started this years mess own it.
Bethenny -- you're absolutely correct when you say that Jill can't stand not being the center of attention. She didn't always seem to be that way .. maybe it's just getting comfortable with having cameras in your face all the time that she's no longer on her "best behavior" .. she's really being herself. And "herself" is selfish, self-centered and self-absorbed. She turns everything into something about her and she's a hypocrite to boot. For someone who keeps saying she needs to be "prepared" for seeing people she has issues with and that it's an "ambush" when it happens because she doesn't have her "notes" with her ... she has no problem when the shoe is on the other foot. Perhaps this particular Housewives show needs to be more "scripted" and less "reality" so that Jill will be prepared with just the right thing to say so she always come up smelling like a rose .. instead of just smelling ...
and it would have been boring to watch. but man, the amount of drama on that trip was almost too much to watch... i can't imagine living it. i'm glad that ramona, alex and sonja had your back♥
Bethany, congrats on your wedding and baby girl. Also...Congrats on the huge I TOLD YOU SO to all the other housewives when they didn't truely see how you were being mistreated by nutty Kelly. I love that she not only showed her true self to everyone but actually went a lot further. I hate that you suffered on the vacation being pregnant. I could see the stress and fear on your face whe Kelly was ranting.I can't wait til your new show.You are my favorite of the wives. I like Sonya too.
I appreciate your honesty so much. Isn't it funny how we are seeing who the Housewives REALLY are this season?
Bethenny you are the realist housewife on the show! You always manage to stay true to yourself and I love the fact that you say what's on your mind. You no everyone eles was thinking it but didn't want to say it! LOL Enjoy married life and the new baby. They truly are special gifs from God.
I can't believe Kelly would attack you so much while you were pregnant. And you were being so nice with the gift bags and the dinner you cooked. I'm sorry you had such an emotionally stressful pregnancy, but you handled everything so well.
I was loving the way all the girls were finally having such a peaceful and fun time together after Kelly left. They needed it. I think Bethenny was very kind under pressure considering she had just lost her father and was newly pregnant. It is amazing to me how inconsiderate Jill was! I was blown away that she actually thought it would okay to show up unannounced at the end of a luxury vacation....hosted by someone else! Seriously, she needs to learn some bounderies. It does seem like everything has to revolve around her. And why does Jill keep saying about everyone SHE has hurt "Lets both put our weapons down". What weapons? She is the one who has major relationship issues, and she is the one hurting others.
Thanks for the short, but succinct blog. I am amazed you have time at all to write with the chickpea, but we the fans truly appreciate it.
Can't wait for your show!
Ok...I felt sooooo sorry for you that you were pregnant and had to deal with all the drama. Seriously. I am pregnant and if anyone would have called me a ho-bag, they would have been punched!LOL!
And then Jill arrives. She is truly on my nerves this season. She is the biggest hypocrite I have ever scene on TV. She truly doesn't deserve you as a friend. I am glad you were able to have at least one night of relaxation and fun.
As to Kelly being so mean and one sided...All I can say is it is very clear she is JEALOUS OF YOU!!!
Can't wait for your show!!! XOXO.
I loved watching the bridal shower, it was very sweet and genuine, glad you ladies finally had some fun on the trip....you deserved it!!! Love ya Bethenny, hope everything is as wonderful as ever :)
Bethenny, I loved what you said in last night's episode,"I tell it like it is,not how it should be". So true, great words to live by.
B, once again, kudos to you for keeping your cool during Jill's entrance gone awry. I looked at my husband at one point and said, I believe Bethenny is trying to reclaim the OM from her previous yoga session in order to stay in a happy place. I thought all four of you ladies acted and reacted very well in light of the new crazy curveball you were thrown via Jill's unexpected arrival. I also thought it was lovely to see the four of you that evening truly enjoying each other's company. I don't think I've ever witnessed that on a Housewives episode, and it was a thing of beauty. Hope you're feeling well and enjoying marriage and mommyhood! :)
Bethenny-you've been my fave housewife of all the franchises since the beginning of NYC. Congratulations of all your many professional and personal successes. I'm looking forward to your new show. Hope we see you next season on NYC b/c I'm loving your relationships with Ramona, Alex and Sonja. Jill who?
I'm glad you went on the trip if only to solidify what I thought of Jill when she first cut you off. Good riddance. The way she didn't even acknowledge Alex. She clearly thought in this "divorce", she gets custody of all the friends that she's known longer. Thank God for Ramona being smart and Sonya being neutral.
B-you've been my absolute fave housewife out of all the franchises since the beginning of NYC. Congratulations on all your personal and professional successes! I'm looking forward to your new show. Hope to see you next season on NYC b/c I love your relationships with Ramona, Alex and Sonja. Jill who?
I totally agree with you completly.. Id have to say your my fav on this show and I wish u all the best.
I greatly respect your character. I love your honesty and your sense of humor! Your little girl has a great mom! It's so great when children have two intelligent parents!
Love u Bethenny, I am glad that yourself, Ramona, Alex and Sonja had a great time. I tell you once bag energy leaves, life is always great.
I am so proud of you! I have no idea how you managed to cook for someone who treats you so badly. Kudos!
I've been watching the show since the first episode of season 1. I really think Jill was being sincere in coming by to St. John's. I know you reached out to Jill in reconciling and she rejected you but I think if both of you make up, your friendship would be stronger with Jill and not be taken for granted.
Bethenny, I can't wait to watch your new show on Bravo. Without the cat fights and drama I'm sure it will have a more upbeat vibe.
The Jill bashing is becoming tedious. Maybe it's time you gave her a break, like you wanted her to give you, and no view everything she does in such a negative slant. You wanted her to give you the benefit of the doubt and accept that you were unaware of how sick Bobby was during the summer but you are unwilling to give her the same courtesy.
I only wish that you ladies would stop saying that this trip was a "nightmare", "disaster", etc. How do you think that makes Ramona feel? She spent a fortune on that trip so if you have to fib a bit, I would. Yes, we saw some terrible times on that trip, but enough said. Talk more about the good times and what an incredible friend Ramona is. Okay?
It was deeply offensive when you asked about the "brothers" penis size. I enjoy your personality on the show, but this was the first time something you said truly disturbed me. Not cool.
from what i've seen, i have always had a lot of respect for you and the way you present yourself. it is mind boggling or really great editing to see the way kelly, jill & lu-so-ridiculous, are treating you and carrying themselves.
When I was watching the episodes when the women to St.John for Roman's party and watching the girls start to have some fun all of a sudden Kelly would come out of no were and start instigateing arguments tords Bethany and Alex out of no were, Iwould say to myself what just happened. Kelly when she talks she does not make any sense. I love the show and love all the women on it even Kelly. I look foward every Thursday to watching them go at it every week.
Love you B! Keep your head up and congrats on your new beautiful baby girl and supportive husband! To be honest, I think Kelly is VERY jealous of you and the relationship you once had with Jill. Everyone knows she is trying to slip in and be Jill's new BFF. lol Like I said, keep your head up girl and don't let these TOXIC people ruin this very special time in your life. Much love and well wishes!
You are showing us a much softer, kinder more vulnerable side to you this season. Congratulations on your marriage, and your incredible gift in Bryn. Enjoy your time and continue this positive path you are on.
Bethenny- You have stated how "Crazy" Kelly is and "told you so" to the other women right? Here is my quesion-- where is your compassion?? She is a person with issues like every other person on the planet, why not give her some degnitiy? All of you think as if you are better than every other women on the show. Why not take the higher humble road? Make a difference in world instead of conforming to it.
Hey Bethenny!! you are great...i love how you handle every situation and you tell it like it is...I hope all is well with you and the baby Brin!! God Bless you and your family
Bethenny, do yourself and the rest of us a favor. Take a break. It's overkill, you're too much and you don't see that you're as crazy as Kelly which is sad. Honestly, it speaks volumes that you got married and will have a baby on TV - find something that is sacred to you because you really respect nothing it appears and the public is already over you. Just really - go into hiding and don't come out.