Wow everyone, I can't believe it's coming to an end. This has been quite a ride, and I can't thank you enough for continuing to purchase Naturally Thin, keeping it on the New York Times bestseller list for seven weeks now. Without you, this would never be possible.
Finding the right partner has been a journey. I spent my late 20s being engaged to a series of fabulous men who wanted to take care of me forever. I was looking for the father I never had, and ultimately couldn't follow through because I needed to take care of myself. Now, I feel that I'm on a good road of independence and I can choose a partner who complements me. It has been a challenge because a public life brings up a whole new host of challenges in finding a mate. I need humor and intelligence and love and someone who is very confident and can take this journey with me. I need a very secure person. I'm dating someone who seems like he may be that guy if I can work through some of my stuff.
I think communication and honesty are great parenting tools. You have to accept your children for who they are-not who you want them to be. We are the product of our parents' unresolved issues. Keep your issues to yourself and let your kids find their way. The fact that I didn't really have parents is probably why I'm so independent, free-spirited and driven.
Bethenny - your next project should be a dating book. Can you please expand on the "Trick Guy" that you referenced in the last aired episode? I found your analysis of THAT kind of man to be completely brilliant - and unfortunately I keep encountering them over and over again. I am 45 years old and there seem to be a plethora of them out there. They are dealing with their insecurities from high school and I'm dealing with having my heart broken as a result. Thanks so much for your insight!!! :-)
Bethenny, After last nights show, I knew I had to check out the blogs regarding you and Kelly. I expected to write a small book on my thoughts but am SO HAPPY to see that so many others have already said the same things I was thinking. Kelly is clearly in her own world and is incapable of having a meaningful, mature conversation with another adult. She lacks control, composure, maturity, language skills & clearly has zero respect for anyone. She fakes her way through meet & greets, which she only does when it's self-serving anyway. In your first meeting with her, she said she doesn't find you charming or witty (something along those lines) and I actually laughed at loud! She should have been talking about herself. Kudo's to you for laying low and letting her hang herself slowly by her own tounge. Like others, I sincerely hope she doesn't return next season.
I have been watching this show since it started. You are smart , witty and have a wonderful personality. Do not let Kelly or anyone else drag you down. Kelly is no friend to you or ever will be, never trust her but carry on with your own life. You have lots of friends , and I hope you meet or have met a wonderful man to share your life with. Good luck to you , you deserve much happiness.
You rock!!!! Obviously Kelly has not seen the "dailies" from shooting the show, nor can she remember 5 minutes after she says something. Better off without her. She even told LuAnn a different story after the 1st meeting you had. You book is fabulous.
It's true, you don't have to be friends with everyone-check Kelly off the list.
You are great and forget Kelly. She not real and you are right when you told her "I am not famous enough for you." You are a straight shooter.
Bethenny, All of LOng Island loves you! You go girl! Your the best housewife on the show. As far as Kelly dont give her another minute of your time she's crazy. No one likes her and shes a bad fit for the show> I hope Bravo has the smarts to dump her. Anyway we love ya and Mr Right will come along. Best wishes and Good luck your a sweetie!
Hey Lady! I'm a huge fan because you have a very real and sincere but a kick in the pants at the same time. Your sense of humor is classic don't ever water it down. After watching last nights episode it is clear Kelly has two brain cells and they are fighting. Seriously I think I bit my tongue when she complimented your dress and how good you look in it in the middle of a confrontation. She is clearly a absent minded crazy person that thinks she is better than everyone else. Your character will get you where you want to go and being friends with someone like that will just hold you back. On another note I couldn't stop giggling when I saw her Halloween costume only someone with a waist should wear that.
dear b...have to say you are truly an inspiration. seeing that you succeeded in spite of your non-parents speaks unlimited volumes to me. congrats on all of your much deserved success. :)
Bethenny, You're fabulous!!!! You've spoken with Kellamity twice and the "Cadet" (as in space)can't handle the realness of it all. You gaze at her with the look of befuddlement;something we mirror at home as we watch. You have so many better and wonderful things to do with your time, sister!!!! Chalk it up as bad casting, as she really doesn't "fit" in the real world..Perhaps you and an Orange County housewife (Tamara) could assist you in finding Kelly's true self;the Mad Hatter at Disneyland!!!!
You're the definition of fabuloulocity and Kelly looks at you with envious eyes! Don't give that woman another minute of time...she's so not worth it!
Luv ya! "Ay que cute!" :-)
Bethenny~ I adore you, and hope that you do well on your path. I am on a new path as well. I just hope that I am as confident in my path, as I have seen you grow in yours these last two seasons. I was very proud of you in how you handled yourself with Kelly. I truly think that confrontation makes her mind go to mush. Treating another human the way that she treated you was appalling.
May you have peace in your journey as you grow.
Bethenny, After watching your attempt at the reconciliation with Kelly, I felt like I needed to pour myself a stiff drink. (As I am sure you were feeling immediately after as well!) Truly, you both are from different planets. And I think most people would prefer to reside on Planet Bethenny. You are funny, beautiful & talented. You make the show. Keep on rockin', Rollergirl. p.s. I think you need "Planet Bethenny" shirts like the "Team Jill" shirts. ;)
Dude, you rock! You have a great personality and the honesty is just that, honesty. Some people love it and embrace and others are threatened. Kelly is clearly not right with the world and hopefully can seek help for the mutliple personalities. Again, is it real or ratings and good edits? I had never heard of her before this show and still have no interest. You handled everything the right way and I enjoy waiting to hear the next 1 liner. My vagina is vase was PRICELESS. Keep it up GIRL...Your a ROCKSTAR.
Bethenny - You are a hoot! I'm a huge fan of you. I love your sense of humor. Kelly is an airhead! At the showdown at the bar and then again at Jill's, I couldn't decide if she was drunk or high on something. She doesn't make any sense. You are ten times more beautiful than her. She is obviously extremely jealous of you or she wouldn't confront you like that. Keep throwing it right back at her. We've got your back!
Bethenny- You ROCK! I love your sense of humor, and you are a great ball-buster! Great control with that basket case Kelly, she is soooo jealous of you, so she has to make a scene to try to take some attention away from you. Never change anything about yourself...The world is more interesting with you in it!
Hey Bethanny! Let me say that I love the skirt you were wearing on your 2nd date, sooo cute, send it too me! LOL kidding / but I totally get you on the whole blow out/discussion, it was almost like Kelly was Mr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, what is she a Gemini? But you said what you had to say, weather or not she'll listen is another story, you just can't through to everyone.
Too bad on Phillippe, but you know what I do like about you, is he was french, no? and I love how you had little sayings of french in the conversation it says that you pay attention to that detail, are you fluent? I don't know but it sounded great! *LAUGHS*
Too bad the season is over, I seen the next episode, ohmigoodness.. what happened ???? I'll stay tuned!
Hi, Bethenny. I am planning on purchasing your book. I have two friends that bought it and love it. Stay away from that nutjob Kelly. You are 'above' Kelly. Kelly is 'beneath' you. What planet is she on? At least she can watch the tape where she called you to meet her and felt she was giving you a time out. LOL
**Poor Luann had to sit there and watch her literally let her hair down. OMG
Bethenny, You are hilarious. I typically watch the "Real Housewives" as a release from thinking. Period. But, I find you very funny/entertaining and look forward to hearing your raw sense of humor. Kelly is a complete nut-bag. Way to call her out. White powder anyone? I moved to the south from CO and am going through some serious transition here (apparently it's not ok to tell people exactly what you think!)...watching you makes me laugh. You are a brilliant business woman. Keep up the good work. NC.
It is a shame that your good energy has to even come in contact with 'Narsisstic Kelly', but thats life. I loved how you have always handled yourself with class and dignity when dealing with 'N.K.' Congradulations on the life you have built for yourself! You have done good. And as far as men are concerned, I believe in the 'Big Plan', so just keep being true to yourself and those around you, and it will happen. And before you know it you will have a little Bethany or two running around! I wish you all the best.
Hello Miss Bethenny!
Every day I have someone coming up to me and saying I remind them of you - so I HAD to check your show out! I saw you on the Martha Stewart show and loved you then and how could I not love you now!!!
You HAVE to have a baby! I PROMISE you - you will feel more loved and fulfilled than you can even imagine! It WILL BE the greatest journey and love of your life!
No more talk about "your issues" the lack of parents - we are not products of "their issues" - really - BECOME a parent and you will be FREE from the past!!! It will be what you have always been looking for!!!
Obviously in a romantic world - falling in love and having children out of love is the way to go - but girlfriend, YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES!!!! And some special litle angel will forever and EVER be blessed for it!!!
All the best my dear!!!
PS - don't sweat the small stuff! a.k.a. - emotional vampires - The Kellys of the world!
You are my favorite person on the show! I totally understood your frustration when you were talking to Kelly..I agreed completely with what you were saying and didn't quite understand Kelly... I'm very excited to try your skinny girl products one day! Yay!
I absolutely love your humor! You are such a catch.
Kelly is out of her damn mind, which seems to be the consensus on this board. Fugghedaboudher! =)
I like you and your blogs better than any other of the housewives on the show. I think you should just give up with Kelley. She is self-centered, wrong, and just an all around biyotch. I don't even know why they put that crazy loser on the show. Anyway, I hope for much success for you and your dating life lol. GL!
I think you rock, Bethenny! You are so freakin funny! And you seem like a lot of fun! Hang it there, girlfriend, your prince will come! I think you're right, you can have it all! And you will! And what up with Kelly? How patronizing can someone be?? I think she's crazy or under the influence of something!
Hmm... I just watched that episode. And I think that Kelly might seriously have mental problems. So I think you are doing a good job by just moving on. You will go insane trying to rationale the thoughts and behaviors of crazy people. :)
Good luck in your professional ventures!
You and Kelly don't get along for one reason. You think logically and she does not!
You are right, not everyone has to be friends.
Bethenny, you rock - you make the show! Kelly is no where near your level, time for her to retire already. But the skys the limit for you. Rock on!
Bethenny, I think you did a good job pulling a side to kelly and talked to her. It was very matured of you to do that However, She is very imature, can't repeat what she said, and she is very fake. But I compliment you for being patient with her but it is not worth it let her go and learn on her own..... how to respect people. As to those guys, I think they are intimidated by you.... Good luck..... love ya:-)
I don't know what the contractual obligations you and the "housewives" have about socializing, but I'm confused as to why the other women are befriending Kelly. I've certainly never heard of her even though she's portrayed as an IT girl, and I know she was married to Gilles Bensimone (sp?)but that certainly doesn't give one a pedigree. I watched Kelly tell her side of her crazy rant to Discountess and even she seemed to think Kelly was screwy.
Anyway, you rock and know we love you. See you 'round the Playground.
I must admit that I am a big fan. I admire your independence and sense of humor. You are my favorite housewife! I am a busy mother of three well..actually four if you want to include my husband...haha. I still manage to make time on Tuesday nights to watch your next business moves, great impersonations and one liners! Finding a mate is very tough. I used to say that it takes 5 men to make the right one that you are looking for. You are a phenomenal woman and that perfect guy is going to walk into your life when you least expect it...hang in there :)
Good Luck finding love!! Don't sacrifice that for your career, you can have both!!!
Kelly is wacky. I felt so bad for you. You were trying to call a truce and the woman made no sense. I think deep down Luann has the same issues.
Bethenny, you are fabulous. Kelly is not. I'm glad you were trying to be the bigger person, but who wants to be friends with that (for lack of a better term) airhead anyway.
Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your book!
You are awesome! Being a native new yorker myself, we definitely would have been friends if I ever knew you! I just had to comment to Kelly on her blog. My objective view from home is that that girl is crazy! She needs to see a Dr, because she clearly suffers from some mental illness. She also needs to view previous show tapes and watch herself, I think she may be embarrassed. Oh and not to be caddy, but did she use to be a man? That girl is huge and sounds like she's gone through "the change". Anyway, you're gorgeous and funny and you rock!
Bethenny, I love that you are a ball buster, personally I don't take crap from anyone either. kelly is a very insecure person and is a wanna be. You are a true woman so look the other way and just shake it off and be the bigger woman and just be polite, we all have kelly's in our lives. Good luck on your food line. You Go Girl, Jet
Bethenny, grow up and stop being so negative. Your crass, childish remarks about other women on the show reveal your own insecurities. You're not funny or entertaining. And you act like a petulent child when it comes to Kelly. She is a mother to two beautiful children and has other things to occupy her busy life. Get over it, Bethenny. No one is interested in indulging your negative energy when you continuously appear to be a toxic person to be around. I feel sad for you.
I'm so tired of hearing about your childhood and your lack of parents. I'm tired of you desperately trying to be funny. It's not working. I'm tired of your nasty comments towards everything and everyone. You've gotten away with a lot of nastiness by acting like you're just trying to be funny and trying to keep it real, but it's getting old and thin. Get some therapy. Seriously. You're starting to make me like Kelly and that is not a good thing.
Despite being in rather uncomfortable situations with a person who is both envious and insecure, your calm is testament to your class and character. Kelly looks like a man, and her "people" need to get her off the show as she is ruining her image and at best looking like a character from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”
I never thought I would like this show, but my girlfriend insisted that we watch. I have grown to enjoy the drama, and think your friendship with Jill is great. I could not stand Simon and Alex at first, but they, too, have grown on me. It is obvious that there are some great people in NY and hats off to your group on the show.
Congratulations on your literary success, and please maintain your identity as your success proceeds.
Bethenny, the fact that you didn't have a loving set of parents in your past really shows in your personality. You have some issues, girl. Deal with them and stop taking your negative baggage out on other people. You are a toxic person, Bethenny. Get happy and drop the negative, snide remarks. You're no comedian, realize it.
Berhenny, you are great, please do not waste any more time on crazy Kelly, she is so insane, She might harbor some jealousy for you. She wants your career, because she does not have one anymore.Keep up the good work.
Bethenny, you called Alex and Simon's house a bordello. Not everyone agrees with your negative, trendy, hipster remarks. I roll my eyes everytime you drop another one of your lame one-liners at everyone else's expense. It is childish and sophmoric. Time to move on to something else less shallow, eh?
Sweetheart - the look on your face while you were trying your hardest to communicate with Kelly was heartbreaking. Bottom line is this: you are genuine, Kelly is phony (sp?).
You poor thing. Hang in there. Maybe she won't come back next year.
Hi Bethenny,I love your style....you always look put together.....you rock!.....p.s. to bad I can't say the same for crazy super model kelly .
Bethenny you really make the show, I think you are by far the Queen B of the show. Where can we get your products in Atlanta!!!!!!!!! I'm a true Fan!
Bethenny, I hope that you will not have to tolerate any more "Kelly Madness". She is interested in only one person and it ain't you. Your patience with her silliness was ommendable and you truly had the upper hand (you were up there and she was down there). Round 1 and 2 to you Bethenney.
Bethanny, i love your no nonsense Bullsh*t calls you make on people. Especially Kelly, who loves attention but when she's called out on something gets an unexpected case of dementia. girl please? She obviously knows exactly what your talking about and her reactions are not fast enough to make up for her so called kindness. Who cares how good your dress looks, if you say "thank you for noticing I'm hot" will that make you guys friends? If not, shut the heck up Kelly! She may be pretty but your quicker and wittier, which makes for a win on your side. Then the episode where she's having dinner with Luanne and she literally lets her hair down when Luanne aks her "What does she have to do to let her hair down? example of non-quickness #2. I think you are brave to even try to go after squashing the drama, but at this point you gotta cut your losses. You will never get back those 10 minutes that you wasted trying to make Kelly understand English and human nature. Her loss! Stay true to you. love ya girl!
Rock On Girl. You're not only hysterical, but wicked smart and the most sensible one in the group. You and Jill both.
3 Cheers for the book. You did a great job on GMA, and I'm planning to pick up a copy this weekend. As for the men- the really great ones are hard to find, but that's why they're special. You'll find one who's not intimidated by smart women, and who will adore you for you and what you are and all you're accomplishing.
As for Kelly- it may be the editing on tv- but she's seriously a nut case. In fact,I posted a note on her blog after tonight's show that basically said- "stop the mean, junior high girl act- it's too painful to watch. Can you show a bit of class- just a bit?"
You, on the other hand, have come across as having more sincerity and class than most people would display, when faced with a similar fruitcake like Kelly.
Luckily, we don't think you're losing too much sleep over it. Have much success on your book and all your future projects/endeavors. You're fabulous!