Bethenny Frankel NY

Bethenny dishes about the clash of the Housewives at Bravo's A-List Awards!

on Apr 7, 20090

Lo and behold, Naturally Thin soared to number 3 on the New York Times Bestseller List which is astounding, incredible and a dream come true. Thank you all so much. You have been so supportive, and it means the world to me.

Kelly realized how absurd and self-involved she appeared, so her attempt to save face was to donate a portrait with her ex-husband. The charity was back in October. Jill and the charity are still trying to chase Kelly and her ex down to fulfill the promise to no avail. Ironically, I offered up my ex-boyfriend Kevin (the one Kelly and I referenced in the "smackdown" scene) to fill in and do the shoot.

Kelly realized how absurd and self-involved she appeared, so her attempt to save face was to donate a portrait with her ex-husband.

I thought it was very nice that Alex made an effort to re-create my logo. Skinnygirl margaritas will be in stores in June (www.skinnygirlcocktails.com) and I didn't use the logo Alex designed. I went with a much sleeker, more chic, upscale logo. Check it out at the Skinnygirl website. The final cocktail is phenomenal, all natural and has 96 calories a serving (less than a glass of white wine!)

645 comments
IraB
IraB

I like you a lot, but it makes me sad that you dislike Silex so much. I love those two, they are so genuinely nice and not revolting at all. I don't know yet what ahppened after, I hope you get along better

Lisa Langley
Lisa Langley

Who sings the song that was played at your reception? What is the title? By the Way your wedding was beautiful!

booboonana
booboonana

Bethenny, this isn't a question about the show, this is more a question about your relationship with your family. Since you came from an abusive home environment, and so've I, I was wondering how you handle people saying things, like, "Well, you seem well-adjusted." I get that a lot, and maybe I read too much into it, but it makes me feel like I'm getting a compliment and a minimization of my past experience in one sentence. Just wondering how you handle it. Also, I was wondering how you handled not having a family, before your meeting your now-husband. I feel as if I have traded chaos and abuse for loneliness. I don't mind loneliness so much, just the fear that if I am lonely enough, that I will get involved with the wrong kind of people who remind me of my family. I try to make friends that would be open enough to include me in their families, but it doesn't seem to work out, and I feel really alone around the holidays, especially. Anyhoo, It's really great that you have your own show, and you've provided an example of someone who is a survivor and that women can have it all if they really work hard.

sexycynthia
sexycynthia

betheny i love u soo much,but please i wish you and jill will make up,i love you both,please dnt let ramona and alex come between the friendship u 2 once shared,they are not perfect either!!!

martha laViewer
martha laViewer

You are the best one on the show, they could learn alot from you.

Viewerjodie White
Viewerjodie White

Bethany I Just Adore U And Jill. I Believe That U R A Wonderful Person And Luv Will Find U Wen U Least Expect It. As Far As The Kelly Thing I Was Wishing I Could Jump Inside U And Really Show Her Wat No Class Can Feel Like She Would Have Become A Real Victum. U R A Better Person Than I. U Should B Proud Of Ur Self Control.but She Is A Lost Cause. I Hope Finds A New Show 2 Go 2 She Should Never Have Been On Your. Keep Being A Ball Buster Ur Fans Luv Ya

Pamela Faith
Pamela Faith

Bethenny -

I don't think there is anything that you can't do once you put your mind to it...The Kelly attach on you at the bar was....crazy....you were so very calm and poised - Kelly came off as a person who should not be let out without a leash and a keeper.....Love your hummor...Looking forward to the new season...minus Kelly...but I think she will be on again..oh darn..

Love your book...

Viewer
Viewer

Bethany ... in my opinion, you are leaps and bounds ahead of Kelly in all arenas. Please keep it that way and do not allow her "pea brain and lack of verbal skills" drag you down to her level.

I hope she does not return. I can hardly stand listening to her elementary verbal skills and she definitely does not add anything to the show. Oh wait ... she does add to the frustration level of educated viewers.

Deelish
Deelish

Bethenny--I get you, too! While I'm not a psychiatrist, I think it's pretty obvious what's bothering Kelly. Any diagnosis that has blackouts as a symptom will do. Such as; alcoholism or any type of drug abuse, pychosis like schizophrenia, and my favorite, multiple personalities. You hang in there girlfriend, the best is yet to come. By the way if you plan to throw Phillippe out of your bed, throw him in my direction. He's co-o-o-o-l! AMEN.

Cal
Cal

Bethenny I am so proud that you won the fashion show on the A-list awards!!!! I think you are just fabulous. You are a class act and I know you will get that perfect package of hubby and kids before long. Thank you for not tolerating that fake and stupid Kelly. You said to her all the things we wanted to.

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Viewer

Bethenny, I really enjoy your "tell it like it is" your my kind of gal, don't take crap off anyone. As for Kelly, you have to look at who she is. Being a model got her the attention she craves, just look at the Holloween costume, no way could she wear anything that was not sexy and draws attention to herself. She is getting older and there are few times when a model her age can find work, sad but true. So she gets her attention fix by flirting with any thing in pants, including your boyfriend, Rude, yes, mean no. That is her lack of confidence in herself. You on the other hand seem to have confidence by the boat loads, your a beautiful woman that did not rely on her beauty to get her where she wanted to go. Congrats on all your success and I wish you so much more. Ramona, well this is what I think about Ramona, I think she appears to be a nice person that what comes out of her mouth goes right past her brain. She does not think about what she says, it just comes out. Clearly she has an issue with Jill, whom I adore. It could be that Ramona while not jealous of you and Jill and is envious of your relationship with her, we didn't see that she had many friends outside of you ladies. You on the other hand seem to have so many friends. Ramona is Ramona. I do love the shot at Kelly on the reunion, man the look on her face.

Alisha
Alisha

Bethenny, you are so hilarious. You crack me up and you're absolutely beautiful. Thanks for not putting up with Kelly's sh--. She's an idiot and looks like a guy in the face, so I'm not sure where her extraordinary self-confidence comes from. Anyway, I can't wait to read your book! Thanks for the entertainment!

Eddie A. in Ca.
Eddie A. in Ca.

Bethenny, You and Jill are my favorites. I can't stand Kelly. She needs to make her exit from the show. I have never seen anyone so in love with themselves as she. I am really upset because I missed the A-list awards. Will it show on T.V. at any time? I really do hope so. Hats off to you lady.

Nancy  - Savannah
Nancy - Savannah

You ROCK! I am your biggest fan. Please don't waste another second of your life trying to make things right with Kelly. She is unstable and makes absolutely no sense! You keep me laughing and I can't wait to watch part 2 of the reunion~! Good luck on your new book and new man! You deservie it!!

dave cabaan
dave cabaan

Why is it when you and Luanne get dissed your both are up in arms.But talking smack on everyone else is the norm. At least Ramona backs her words and doesn't need Jew Jill for assssistance...Your still on the top of your game tho B.

Silvia
Silvia

Bethenny,

I can't wait to be able to buy your skinnygirl margaritas!! I also want to try you banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, they sound so delicious! but I don't know where to go find them?... do you have products in Austin, TX? if You do please tell me where.... You are doing awesome!!! You and Jill are my favorites!!!!....

Viewer
Viewer

Bethenny, You are the brightest, most talented of all the housewives - and, I am sure you will be the most successful in your life. Where all the others rely on the men in their lives to make them look successful, you are "tremendously successful" in your own right. Keep that beautiful chin up, girl, you will find the right man one day, and, if you don't, I have a smart, talented, good-looking, 28 year old son in Manhattan who I would love to introduce you to.

Brenna
Brenna

Bethenny you're too great!!! I absolutely love TRHW, it's such a cool glimpse into the way different coasts/cities live. New York really turned around this season and I absolutely loved it! Thanks for the insight into all the other chicas too! Can't wait for New Jersey, they're going to make all other season look like kittens ;-) Can't wait to see you next season!!!

chris from cali
chris from cali

Bethenny i just wanted to tell you that i think your great!! Your like the big sister i wish i had. Your so accepting and real. You and Jill are my two absolute fav out of all the RHW'S in America. I wish you the best.

Andee
Andee

Here's to Bethenny.....The smartest, classiest, prettiest and most NON-delusion 'housewives' of them all!

You Go Girl!

Karen V.
Karen V.

Bethenny,

Please be careful around Kelley. I do NOT trust her. When you tried to have a discussion with her at Jill's she didn't let you finish a sentence and acted like she didn't say the "I'm up here and you're down here" comment. Which we all know she said it. It was on the show. I hope she is not on the show next season. Enough about "It (Kelley)".

You are one of my favorite people on the show. Be your self. You seem like a very nice person.

Can't wait to try your Skinny Marg. See you next season!!

A Friend, Karen V.

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Viewer

Bethenny Stay true to yourself! I saw the promo for the next show and know that you are devastated by Jill's reaction to what I don't know. Yor are REAL so don't let it get you down.You don't play to the camera and tell it like it is!We are behind you 100 percent!

Good Luck

Foncita EckmanViewer
Foncita EckmanViewer

I just started watching the show recently. Of course, it hasn't been hard to catch up....since they reshow the shows over and over!!! At first, I wasn't sure that I liked you. Then when Kelly started her whining attacks-I really started to like you. But, I totally agree with the comments above. Alex has been very nice to you and I think it shows a definite lack of character in you----the way you are nice in person and not so nice behind closed doors. Your comment about not using Alex's logo shows a definite lack of trust in yourself to be someone's friend. I hope Alex and Simon continue to look over your insincerity. I'm going to pass on this book of yours unless I see a reason to think your attitude towards people who aren't as pretty(Alex & Simon)as you are happen to be as important as you are. I couldn't picture Alex talking about you behind your back.

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Viewer

B I lived in NYC fo 12 years and left for California where I have lived for (went by so fast) 6 years. You hit it right on the nose regarding SOME of the people in (orange county). I am glad you are making it in the big apple. I have a feeling you are great inspiration for single women living there and Kelly is just a grouch and jealous of you...yes she is jealous. I met someone like kelly once and like you just walked away. She is the one with the serious problem not you or anyone else who has met someone like her. (my lovely jealous friend was also from South Hampton) I do not think that everyone from SH is like this. However(this particular meanness seems to be spreading. Whatever to those mean grouchy people! Good Luck and have a wonderful life!

Billy Mueller
Billy Mueller

Bethenny, I am your biggest gay fan from Houston TX you are Fabulous Honest Beautiful Direct and a real New York girl no wonder you have a huge gay fan base please keep being yourself keep those other bitches honest they know who they are Thanks for letting us into your life and keeping us entertained.......Luv Ya Billy Mueller

Jennifer, IL
Jennifer, IL

Bethenny, I think you are freakin hilarious! I love your sense of humor:) Seriously, you could have your own show! It's great that you tell it like it is and are always honest with yourself and to the other girls. You are so much better than Kelly....she thinks way too highly of herself in my opinion. The "underdog" thing with Ramona, I think it's awesome that you've built everything you have on your own and it sounds like the other girls have what they have because of their husbands.

CMWriter
CMWriter

You are the coolest part of the show--funny smart gorgeous and not counting on a man to be the best you. Steer clear of the curb/psycho train wreck Kelly. I hope the other housewives will stop trying to make a relationship b/n you two gel. Why would you need a cankor sore in your life? Can't wait to get the book. Best of everything...CM

cynthia
cynthia

Bethany, you rule I'm on team Bethany

Viewer
Viewer

I saw your impression of Alex on the bonus clips, it was a riot.

MIchele
MIchele

Oh, Bethenny.... you are hysterically funny! I love your impressions of Jill, and your sense of style! Your clip on selling your muffins and cookies at the grocery store showed the "real" side of you as an entrepreneur as things don't always go the way you want them to but you dealt with it humorously. I can't stand the way Kelly talks to you, puts you down, and then doesn't remember what she said. I liked the classy way you were quietly listening to her at the bar, and didn't rip her apart. I am like you where I want to clear the air with someone if there's a problem. You did try to talk to Kelly in the clip at Jill's, and Kelly's pea brain couldn't remember the original situation and kept putting you down and wouldn't listen ("Stop, stop, stop"). Hang in there as only the good survive, and so shall you!

Gwenn
Gwenn

Bethanny - you are the bomb!!!!

It is real watching you and Jill - Ramona means well but puts her mouth in gear before she thinks. Luanne is harmless just loves to go out and have fun!!!! (Think she realizes that Kelly has a screw loose)

You girls need to get Kelly committed -- she definitely is not playing with a full deck ----- watching her talking to you during your "CONFRONTATION" (both times) I really thought that she was going to snap

The Brooklynites (I am a former one) are strange but harmless.

You and Jill make the show --- looking forward to next season

vivi
vivi

I just watched tonight's show. Who the HELL does Kelly think she is? What planet is that bimbo on? She is not all of that. I loved the way you have handled things with her but honestly what is the purpose of her even being on the show. The original cast was sufficient. Please get her off the show. She sucks!

Viewer
Viewer

I think you are so funny and so great, and real, what most of the people on "reality" tv are not. Us real people are not mean all the time, not sweet all the time, we just react and feel and maybe sometimes say more than we should, Oh well! You women are obviously thrown together for the shows benefit and have to make the best of it, or not! Don't let anyone tell you it's not good tv, and that is what it's all about. Anyone giving you negative comments on the blog needs to get over it and grow up, no one I want to know or be friends with acts like some of the people on your show, and I won't mention any names, not even Madonna!

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Viewer

Bethenny, Just remember the haters on your blogs are just Kelly in disguise..lol, we all love you ! :)

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Viewer

I am late in reading this and as many blogs as I have written I have not see one yet. But Sal, it is NOT a *DUCK HEAD* on the logo of Skinnygirl, your looking at the back of a woman and that is her HAIR blowing to the side!...geez..lol :)

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Viewer

Bethany,

I personally liked Alex's skinny girl better.

Trudy
Trudy

Bethenny,

I think you arethe "BOMB". You and Jill are my favorites!!! One thing that really upset me is when Ramona called you Jill's underdog. I said to myself "Oh No She Did Not Say That!!!" To that was just as bad as Kelly telling you "You are down here and I am up here". How can you let what Ramona said to you in front of all her friends? To me you have so much more class then either one of those two girls. Thanks to the Bonnie Hunt show I was introduced to "Housewives of NYC" maybe someday we could meet, that would be a hoot :)

Elaine
Elaine

Bethenny, I always have an opinion, but never put it in writing. So you'll be happy to know the encounter between you and Kelly has prompted me to write my very first one. I think you handled your first meeting with so much class (I haven't seen the second one yet and am looking forward to it). You were a lot calmer than I would have been. Kelly is very full of herself and hopefully she will learn in the future that if you don't get along with somebody, let it go. If she thought you were going to grovel and back down, it's obvious she doesn't watch her own show. And from one honest and outspoken girl to another, stay true to yourself. Are you a Sagittarius?

Viewer
Viewer

I do like you on the show but you seem to be getting meaner and meaner on your blog. I thought it was a nice gesture that Alex did your label...personally I liked where she was going (improving the original) more so than what you choose in the end. Not a silex fan but you are getting mean with your comments on looks and abilities. You try to suggest that it is your "humor" but I think it goes beyond that. I.n.s.e.c.u.r.e

Jennifer
Jennifer

Love ya Bethenny! Kelly gets so under my skin - I can't stand her....and her true colors are showing. I mean who is she anyway??? nobody cares - I think she has too much fake tan on her face!! haha... It's always sweet when someone proves you right - you said it all along that she was not a good person. Shove a cupcake in her mouth next time you see her for me. :)

Viewer
Viewer

Bethenny,

I'm a fan, just bought your book. I normally I really love who you are. But, I just have to say one thing, it seems like you play both sides of the fence this season. It's practically imperative to have a great sense of humor. I live for it! But I don't agree with getting a laugh at the expense of others. And you seem very nice to Alex in front of her, but in the blogs etc. and on the show (not so much). Just curious, as she always seems so sweet and supportive of you. Just pointing out something that you might want to think about. I don't know if it's me, you or the editing.

Meghan
Meghan

Bethenny, I think you are hilarious, gorgeous and fabulous! You are my favorite housewife out of all the shows (followed with Jill in a close second). Keep being a smart ass! Your fan, Meg.

So Cal girl
So Cal girl

Dearest B: I absofreakin love you. You're hilarious and witty and can't believe your single. People are missing out. Anyway, how you deal with that psycho Kelly is beyond me. I hope she watches the shows and realizes she needs meds. But maybe not because she's too into herself to see any different. Anyway, sorry for that but here to actually support you and all your endevours. XOXO!!!

PS. Go team Jill.

Viewer
Viewer

Like your blog. You and Jill are down to earth. Ramona matches well w/ Kelly because they both value materials and status pretty highly. Kelly's interest in Luann is only because she's a countess.

stay true to urself. and i do hope that you won't turn into somebody like the OC ladies or Kelly. Even when you become so successful.

Viewer
Viewer

So I love how you used the "I'm up here and she's down there" line at the A-list Awards with Kelly right there. Great taste of her own medicine, and she was speechless. Wow!

Her meeting with you was an attempt to make herself look good on TV and it made her look terrible! I think she has the biggest ego of anyone I have ever witnessed. Maybe she's proud of that? Who knows...

P.S. I just bought your book. Can't wait to get it!

Krista
Krista

I'm a couple weeks late on this but have to say, who does Kelley think she is? She is a ridiculous, silly, conceited person and she needs to back off our Bethenny! I hope Kelley doesn't return next season. She adds nothing. How dare she attach Bethenny like that? Also, did the other housewives stick up for Bethenny? If so, we didn't see it. I agree; the original cast was much better and Kelley needs to go!

A Real House wife!
A Real House wife!

Bethenny

You, Jill and Alex light up my life...you three kill me... Kelley needs to get over herself....does she not know who she is dealing with? You and Jill keep doin' what you are doin'!! Be real, oh and Ramona, is NOT your friend.

hotmilfchocolate
hotmilfchocolate

god bless you, Bethenny! you beyond ROCK. i DID buy your book last week and it is truly like manna from the gods. it's everything that i've been trying to do on my own to facilitate a more 'healthful' lifestyle. you validate EVERY healthy thing that i've been doing, (INCLUDING KICKIN' XENADRINE TO THE CURB!) going forward with in my life. i have annointed you my 'heathful living' guru...which you should be honored, 'cause you are in great company: -Tony Robbins, life coaching -Peter Walsh, organization -NYC Ballet, fitness lol. seriously, kudos to you...you are an inspiration to all of US 'kids who had to raise ourselves' and eventually found our way in the dark to our true destiny. congratulations girl, you deserve it! "TEAM SKINNYGIRL"

amber
amber

got to say I love all the shows. Not so much the atl. one. Tell that girl from atl. that if it wasn't for the cavs. she wouldn't have that big a house. So don't knock it.

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Viewer

You are my favorite, ofcourse, but this column seems a little mean. I don't think people are nicer to Simon and Alex because you and Jill are being "easier on them". That's an egocentric assumption on your part. I like them better this year, because they are coming across better this year. True, the Fan Club is ridiculous, but hey, that's Simon.