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Bethenny looks back on the emotionally draining vacation to St. John.

on May 28, 20100

 

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.

879 comments
Debbie9200
Debbie9200

I really admire Bethenny for the success she has built for herself in the business world. However, I find it very disturbing how I feel she deals with Jason. I actually feel bad for him. Everything is all about Bethenny all the time. Maybe she should try harder to make him feel more important and stop bickering about little things. Look - the best gift they could both give their little girl is a successful marriage of her parents. My husband and I are both successful in business - we own our own business. But we never let our business come between our relationship. We would give it all up in a second if we felt like it was coming between us. Maybe Bethenny should give up the TV show and concentrate on fixing her marriage and thus giving a better life for their little girl.

Monika, Ireland
Monika, Ireland

Hi Bethenny! We ve just finished watching series 3 in Ireland! You were my fav all the way through! I think Jill was kicking herself for letting you go, you r such a wonderful woman and good friend! i wish you and your family all the best! and im gonna keep my eye out for skinny margerita!:) xxx

Saffron Thomas
Saffron Thomas

Bethany I think you are fab my favourite all the way !! I love your honesty the rest if them are just a bunch of backstabbing women!!! Never change the way you are and all the best for you and Jason you are perfect together !!!!!

English Fan
English Fan

We have just started watching Series 3 in England. There is nowhere else I can post this. I cannot believe what a mean girl you Bethenny, are being in Series 3. You are in a new relationship, you should be happy, joyful not poisonous. Your bloke Jason seems really nice, but gosh the men in the series are just as catty as the women.....what a shame! Time to stop watching the show methinks!

Nancy Dunford
Nancy Dunford

Love your new show - hope you continue and saw an ad that Bravo was carrying it again. I especially enjoy seeing your daughter grow as my daughter got married at 40 (1st marriage), gave birth to her first child at 41 and am seeing each of your little girls grow and learn. Her daughter was only 5-12 and is small for her age but is on the button for all the baby landmarks so her small birth weight hasn't held her back. You are so fortunate to not be on the Housewives any longer as Kelly, Jill and LuAnn are mean, mean, mean. Ramona and Alex are terrific. Sonia is a trip - seems so much fun even tho she is going thru financial difficulties. Hope everything turns out okay there. Jason is a "hunk" and his parents are terrific. You made a wise choice for your soulmate.

ellen thomas
ellen thomas

hi Bethanny, hope all is good with your family just remember to share your self with your inlaws as well as your friends and when it all gets to overloaded go away private and get perspective back in your lives . also jil and you do belong to gether as friends I know people tried to come in between my good friend but I realised it in time to save our friendship to this day , enjoy all you have and smell the roses and listen to your heart.enjoy tour baby Bryn and Jason as it took long enough to get both lov.

Itokagi23
Itokagi23

Bethany, You and Jason have a beautiful little girl, she's an absolute doll! Be happy, slow down long enough to enjoy your wonderful new family!

MArllene
MArllene

Bethenny,

Glad I saw the housewife reunion! You show up as what you are. There will be no Bethenny tv show at our house!

kt20
kt20

hey so i know you will never read this but i want to say this anyway, honestly i think that all this drama started when a great relationship ended, which was the friendship you had with Jill, you see if you look closely at all the stuff that has happened between the two of you, I dont think it would have become what it is today without the help of the other housewives. for example luann and kelly shouldnt have gotten into your and jills business because it had nothing to do with them, but at the same time the same could be said for alex who i think went way out of line for the way she went at jill at ramonas party and at jennifers party. jill obviously still has feelings invested in your guy's relationship, the only times she cries is when it has something to do with you, and although i think she was wrong for lashing out at you after the whole bobby thing i thought i saw some real emotion in her on the show when it came to you, it looked as though when she knew you were hurting, she hurt too. i really do hope that one day the two of you will realize that you guys still care about each other and should be friends again. i think your feelings toward each other are being colored by the other housewives in the group who should have nothing to do with the relationship between you and jill. you two were best friends once and thats just not something that can be thrown away, through what i have seen i think you will always in some way or another be involved and/or care about each other for a very long time

jhr459
jhr459

I know you will never read this, but it will make me feel better for having written it. Friend 1123 hit it right on the head. You have been one of my (if not 'the') favorites on NY, but I am seeing something new in your new show. It seems like you cannot stop long enough to really listen to Jason. I know you have had a difficult time in the romance dept., but don't 'f**k it up' (as RuPaul would say). Jason is too good for you to just go off on him the way you tend to. There are times when you get wound up and I want to yell - take a breath Bethenny or you're gonna pass out. Watch 'The Young Victoria' - you kinda remind me of her and the way she wound up treating Prince Albert might give you some ideas about your own relationship. Finally, fire Max or don't fire Max, but don't decimate him on TV the way you have been doing. He may not be up to the job, but he doesn't deserve the way you are talking about him. You sorta created that dynamic anyway.

Lizhong
Lizhong

Bethenny I have watched all the seasons and you are by far my favorite. I LOVE your sense of humor even though the other housewives dont seem to appreciate it as much ;) wish u the best of luck with everything

Kelli S
Kelli S

Amen to that sister! You went way to far on the reunion show. Your the one that changed and therefor we won't be supporting your new show! What a mouth piece.

Frigletz
Frigletz

I hope having a child has softened your heart at least a bit, because you certainly seemed to have ice water flowing through your veins when it came to Jill on the Reunion Show, and it looked bad to me, at least. We know that you didn't have a warm upbringing and that Jill did, but get over it by bringing your child up with the warmth that you didn't receive. I don't know how you can live with yourself not even inviting Jill to your wedding. That was beyond ridiculous. I don't think she's done anything to you except say, "we're done", because she was hurt that you didn't acknowledge her sick husband, which was cold in itself and you know it. She should have stuck to what she said and not have literally begged you for your foregiveness, because you didn't appreciate it. But remember, what goes around comes around sooner or later.

Deborah Marchesi
Deborah Marchesi

Bethanny,

I have to say, I thin you are my favorite on the show however I did watch your wedding and it was beautiful. It was hysterical when you peed in a bucet I thought that poor thing that baby just can not let mommy get through her vows. However you seemed so much more at ease on your wedding day then you do on NYC. I didnt think you could show so much anger as you do. Your beautiful when you smile and when your joking around. Why let things bother you so much???

Viewerkaren
Viewerkaren

Yes I have watched all seasons and Bethanny is the only,real,true normal, classy lady in new york housewives....

RedWheez
RedWheez

Well said! Bethany, Ramona and Alex were on a mean girl trip this season.

Caroline Birchall
Caroline Birchall

Bethenny, I only saw season 3 as i am in Australia and i didn't see season 1 and 2 and your wedding show is about to start here on Nov 16th. I watched the Reunion show and i just wanna tell you, you were one of my Fave housewives, you were real, sweet, caring, honest. I really think you are wonderful. Congrats on your wedding and your little baby girl xoxoxox

adult dating
adult dating

Sweet blog! Continue the informative posts.

Paige Fitzgerald
Paige Fitzgerald

Dear Bethany,

This is my first time writing into someone on tv, but after watching you season after season I felt I had to. I'm sure you have a million viewers that support and adore you for all your accomplishments, so I will only be another number to add to your fan club. Yet I felt I should tell you that I truely admire what you are doing and find you inspiring. I am currently going to George Brown College in Toronto, Canada, to complete my chef training diploma and look up to you very much. You have proven to me that it doesn't matter where you come from, or what you've gone through. You have built an amazingly successful career and life, and I have no doubt that it took a lot of work and strong-will. Although this show may have caused you many headaches, I am very thankful that you did. You give hope to so many women, including myself. Being a woman in a male-dominated career has its challenges and you not only show it can be done, but thrive. I hope that when I complete my training I will be as successful as you. Know that you have many people here in Toronto that adore you and one that looks up to you very much. I appreciate the time you took to let people like me into your life and give hope to those who otherwise might not have it. You show class even when other's try to knock you down, thrive for excellence in your life and career and even manage to make people laugh and smile while doing it.

Keep up all the great work and I wish you all the best in life and the future. I may not be a famous chef, but if you ever come to town you will always have a meal on me.

Sincerely,

Paige

Adela
Adela

I think you are a great woman, ambitious and good looking. Watching Season 3 I can see that Jill really cares about you and your friendship, and I can't really understand why you can't be friends. Maybe if you were still single you would be friends. We all tend to neglect our friends when we are coupled up...

Mary Lane Sloan
Mary Lane Sloan

OMG! I heard you were leaving the show? As a working mother myself, girl i don't blame you, sometimes you just have to say no, right. But how will be be able to keep up with you and your sweet little family, wait that's probably the point of leaving the show right? Don't blame you one bit, I don't know how you lasted so long with all those cameras in your face all the time.

Well for what's worth, i will miss you terribly. You crack me up and I just know that if you weren't in NY and I wasn't in SC and you weren't quite as famous we'd be great friends (how many times a day do you hear that, right?). But really, we would :)

I'm coming to NY in March to celebrate my 30th, who knows maybe our paths will cross? Best wishes to you and yours, if you are ever in Columbia, SC and want to grab a drink holla at your sista :) first rounds on me.

Julie Rohan
Julie Rohan

I just want to know if you are going to be on season 4? I loved Bethenny gettihng married, some funny stuff!

Solina
Solina

Hi Beth, With all the dramas with you and Jill. I think you could still have been great friends. I watched only season 1 n' 2. But having Alex on your side and LeAnn on Jill's side, there was No-Way you two would get together as friends. Dont get me wrong I like you. You are funny and very smart. But having Alex be ur telegram messenger was not cool. Alex had her own issues to deal with Jill. And I think LeAnn has issues wif you. I know you and Jill may not be the same today like you were, a year ago. But I think you have missed the point of friendship. And you both didnt want to say I'M SORRY! n' let the past, be in the past. You would say sori but you both, were waiting on each other. I hope one day you both will be at peace wif each other. God bless you in the future of your lovely lil family. You have a great man who will support you, dont listen to ur friends. Your husband is ur best friend, he knows what is best for you and ur family. I know, I have a great man too.

VioletNovember
VioletNovember

WOW. Bethenny. So I just finished a marathon housewives of NY fest watching you and the ladies online season 1,2 and 3. So I've seen you on little blurbs on ET or ExTra or whatever. New nothing of you or your show on RHONYC. For some reason I assumed you were going to be like Danielle (I know sorry) since you have a lot of press coverage. But to my pleasant surprise.....you are my FAV all time housewife.

suzann a
suzann a

Just read that you are leaving Housewives. I don't blame you one bit. I will miss you on that show but happy to be able to watch you on your own show. I love the show! You have a great family and you make me laugh out loud in my living room all by myself:)

emmtee
emmtee

you are my HERO! you are so incredibly funny and strong. You are my favorite housewife ever. Good luck in the future, you seem to have the negative begind you!

billy two socks
billy two socks

Bethany you are are doll. I love your humor, and how you mimick Jills NYC accent is awesome. You dont take yourself too serriously and you are very down to earth. I hope everything works for you and wish you all the best with your new baby. You deserve it. I thorougherly enjoy watching this show with you and Jill being so fabulous.

LB
LB

Hi Bethenny I love watching the show hope their is more to come! Congradulations on your wedding and a beautifull baby girl. You are very blessed I know you had a rough road to get where you are today, remember to just enjoy each day and live each minute to the fullest and continue to keep good people around you it does make a big differance in life. (P.S. Stay away from people trying to make lemons out of lemonaide.)

Laur1228
Laur1228

Love you Bethenny! Hope you and baby Bryn are doing great! lOVED YOUR SUMMER SHOW and hope it continues so we can watch Bryn grow! Miss you already. RHNYY? Idk, can't blame you if you didn't go back but I won't watch it without you. Best of Luck with Mr. Hoppy the Hunk! lol

ViewerLinda
ViewerLinda

Bethenny , I know you have heard all this bunches of times. But girl you are one smart cookie. You made that show single handedly. I watch your reruns over and over Your wedding to Jason made me cry. You talk so fast , I don't see how anybody can understand you, but you have this lovable way about you, and your life was just ment to be like this.I'm so happy You and Jason have a little girl to share your life with. What a blessing. To the luckest girl in the world. And Bethenny I hope all your dreams come true for your whole family. I don't know ya .But if you had a hard life when you were little , you deserve it now. Happy Life

sharlene
sharlene

Congratulations Bethenny on your marriage the birth of child and surviving last season with all of the craziness.I am from australia and love the show, but struggle with the hypocritcal behaviour of Jill, Luann (countless) and Kelly...maybe if they shut up for 2 minutes and listened to what people are trying to talk to them about , things would get resolved easier...But, i wish you all the happiness in the world.

mazzie
mazzie

i so have to agree with you go for it you rock and i hope you stay on the show. im from australia and have just lernt you now have a son you must be so happy now . good luck to you and your new family

Diane Figueroa
Diane Figueroa

Dear Bethenny: Congratulations on the birth of your baby, Bryn! I work at Baby Keepsakes in Westlake Village, California and we would like to send you a keepsake for Bryn. Where may we send the keepsake to? Thank you, Diane

Houston A.W. Knight
Houston A.W. Knight

Bethenny,

I can't take this anymore...Me Irish tongue has got to speak! What is your male PA doing? Does this guy know what a PA does? It's not getting a massage at YOUR party... that you should be getting!

OMG...Bethenny I know it's hard to find good help BUT you can't keep this guy...H*ll, I'll go to work for you...I'll be a better PA than him...least I know how to do and get things done!

I spent 30 years (started at 10) as a working model so I can actually do your daily make-up as well as professional stage and TV make-up, and I know how to do hair...From styling to CUT AND DYE. Fashion is my thing.

At 40 I stopped modeling to become a writer...So I could actually help as a CP and Beta Reader of your final MS. I know what a writer's life is, I live it. I am published in articles and I'm working at breaking into print "single titles". I know what it take to plot a story...I can help you there. Check out my award winning blog at http://houstonawknight.blogspot.com/

While modeling I also ran my own business and scheduling, book work, balancing and such come easy. I know how to get things done, and if I don't, I know who to ask. Being a business owner I know how to throw cocktail and dinner parties and I actually did all the cooking...yeap, I cook and I can clean a house as well...good at laundry too. I sew, quilt and I'm teaching myself to crochet when I'm not writing.

My normal day is a 16 hours day...

Can your boy PA do any of this? If not and you want a good Personal Assistant let me know...I'll move to New York. Watching this boy try to be a PA is getting mighty painful for me!

Oh BTW...as an Irish lass I can out cuss any truck driver and even bring a wee bit of pink to their cheeks, so I take no offence at such chattin' BUT I also know when to turn off me colorful words for ones better heard around wee tikes. Just so you know. ;-)

And if ya' bein' of mind ta' keep the boy PA...I'll be sendin' a wee bit of Irish lucky ta' ya'...you'll be needin' it. LOL

Me friends call me Hawk! ;-D

DianeJB
DianeJB

Bethenny, I really enjoy watching you on New York City Housewives. I truly hope that you stay on the show, the dynamics are great with you on it! I would really miss seeing you interact with these ladies and crazy Kelly! :-)

renee19
renee19

Bethanny I can relate to Jason on lossing a brother it's the worst thing that can ever happen. I lost my brother when i was 9 years old and he was 19 when he was killed. I love how your little girl is named after him thats what i am going to do when i have my frist child! Congrats on everything!!

Heather from Nashville
Heather from Nashville

Bethenny, you are absolutely my fav. If you were not on the show this past season, I would not have been so faithful. I love your candid wit- you are so genuine and your story is such an inspiration to so many strong, beautiful women who have a similar family dynamic. Thank you for making is okay to overcome and to be successful- I wish you nothing but happiness, health, and continued success!!!

Linda Crider
Linda Crider

Bethany, I admire your energy and strength in doing all that you do and still being able to marry a wonderful man and raise a gorgeous baby. You will always succeed in life because you are an independent and confident woman. I will continue to watch you grow and endure over the years and I thank you for giving my a wonderful role model for humor, independence and gumption. Sincerely,

LINDA CRIDER
LINDA CRIDER

Bethany,

I admire all of the energy and strength you have to do what you do and still be able to love a wonderful man and raise a gorgeous baby. I am so proud for you and your new family and feel that you will always succeed in all that you aspire to do. Sincerely.

FlGatorGirl
FlGatorGirl

I'm shocked to hear such negative comments from the two below me. Bethenny was 6+ months pregnant, writing a book, doing a show, planning a wedding and just lost her father. And, this is just what we know about. I've always admired Bethenny. I think she is a truly amazing person. I admire her honesty and ability to be open. The girl has no shame and is who she is. I've been completely entertained throughout the season. I'm so happy she found Jason and had a beautiful baby girl. I wish you the best Bethenny!

Angela Angel
Angela Angel

Bethany...I am so extremely happy for you!! You got everything you ever wanted. Bryn is a beautiful baby!!! I love her name!! My heart dropped when you went into early labor. I had a premature baby too so I understand how scared you were. My baby was born 17 wks early. She only weighed 1 lbs 7 onces. I am very happy to say that she turns 20 this year and she truely is a gift from god. I wish you and your family all the love and happiness in the world. It warms my heart that you have the family that you alwasy wanted! I am looking forward to reading your new book! God bless you Bethany!

JP
JP

I love your new show--much better than RHONYC (I get tired of all the bickering.)You have always been my favorite on RHONYC. Two disappointments. First, you couldn't just be nice and interact with fans at your speaking engagement at the woman's home?! Couldn't you have relaxed and visited with the hostess and fans while waiting for your car? Second, quit acting like a prima donna, i.e. demanding no cameras at the wedding, telling Jason to tell his parents not to tell their friends you were going into labor, etc. Just because you are on a tv show doesn't mean you can dictate everyone else's lives. Good for Jason for standing up to you. I can already predict that grandma and grandpa won't be allowed to take pictures of Bryn because you will fear them being leaked to the media and you don't get paid for them.

Shirley M
Shirley M

Bethenny, I have always liked you and enjoy your sense of humor. However, you are just not interesting enough to have a hour long show for a season. Sorry. Not wanting to be mean, but, I usually tune out after about 20 to 30 minutes. You are to needy, and have to much made up drame, and that is without the other housewives, so you can not blame it all on them. I use to think it was all their faults. I was wrong!

southern sweetie
southern sweetie

Bethanny, I know you will be a good mother and wife. Jason really loves you and it is so apparent in his actions. His love is unconditional and he accepts you for who you are. You deserve to be happy and always remember to put him and your baby first. It seems you are marrying into a great family and they are so supportive. Your baby is beautiful. Good luck and be all you can be.

robynNOVA
robynNOVA

Congrats on your wedding and baby. You look(ed) great! I have one question for you... you haven't forgiven Jill but you have forgiven Ramona after all her bitchiness and nastiness all these years to you (and all the other girls -- how the hell can Alex be friends with Ramona unless Ramona can get her and Simon into the latest opening they can't worm their way into themselves). I find it quite hypocritical of all of you. You guys were like the mean girls in high school ganging up on someone. I don't think Jill handled things well but neither did you, Alex or Ramona. You guys are just as bad.

bf fan
bf fan

Bethenny, I love you. You are so funny!! I just can't get enough of your humorous one liners. I saw you on Wendy Williams and was sad to hear that you will probably not do RHONY. That show will definitely not be the same without you. I still remember what you said during Season 1, I think, when Luann had a fit when you introduced her to the limo driver as Luann instead of Mrs. DeLesseps. Then you said I didn't know there was a separation of church and state. She just didn't get that you were being funny. Then on BGM you just said during the latest sonogram that you were having a platypus. I am sure these are NOT the funniest things you have ever said. You are so quick and witty that I just can't get enough. You crack me up with almost everything that comes out of your mouth. Hope to see more of you on BGM and RHONY. Congrats on your marriage and baby! You are so very lucky and blessed!

emc
emc

You may never read this, but I have to say, I think your show is GREAT! Your wit is fantastic and I love you connect with all people. I could go on and on, but I'm sure you have it all and then some. Thanks for the entertainment.

ChannelSurfer2010
ChannelSurfer2010

Good grief! No wonder Bethenny's and Jill's friendship went on ice--neither one can stop talking long enough to breathe. What a headache to be around either one of them.

michelle101
michelle101

I sooo love your new show! I have loved watching you on housewives and you have in fact inspired me to do more with love of cooking! I start culinary school in the morning!

allym
allym

Betthenny thank you for allowing us into your wonderful life. I just picked up your first book and I am loving it! I really hope you will come back from season 4, I really think they need to take Kelly off the show, she is disturbed. I do think that Jill Zarin should come back, she has a big heart. I do think you should have reached out more when her husband had cancer, you may have called once or twice, but you should have tried 30 times. JIll didn't play the cancer card, because if she did she would have made sure everyone knew how bad it was. As her friend you should have tried to reach out to her, because it's hard when a family member is sick to ask for support sometimes. I think you really need to forgive her, because she is really trying and she has obviously cried a lot. I enjoy watching both of you on the show and I hope you will not request that they take her off the show for you to come back. Espicially after she and her family were there for you. If that happens I will not be picking up anymore of your books, because I would find you to be so unforgiving to a good friend, that I would not want your books or shows in my house.