Bethenny Frankel NY

Bethenny shares her true feelings about Kelly's "self-anointed fabulosity."

on Mar 30, 20090

First I have to answer a few of the questions I've seen on the blogs. The shirt I wore on the date at Stk was something that I bought at a store called Switch Boutique in Beverly Hills. I regrettably gave it away because I have an obsessive compulsive habit of editing my wardrobe.

My dog is a Lhasa mix, the pink dress I wore to the Help the Orphans charity was Dolce & Gabbana from their sample sale and my pearls are from an incredible company called Tara.

Nothing Kelly says or does surprises me, because the poor girl isn't playing with a full deck.

My book is number five on the New York Times Bestseller List for the second week in a row, and I can't thank you enough.

Nothing Kelly says or does surprises me, because the poor girl isn't playing with a full deck. She didn't get the memo that she's in her 40s and behaves like a teenager whose words need subtitles on the show. She wrote about being in a shark tank last summer, but I'm not sure she knew what that felt like until the Sicilian sit-down.

417 comments
Freelancewriting
Freelancewriting

Hey Bethenny,

You are great. I love your talent. Wish you good luck & want to say thank you.

Nancy KC
Nancy KC

Just recently got into the Housewives, but have seen two seasons of NY! Bethenny, you are adorable and you crack me up! I wish you were still on RHONY! But I love your "getting married" and "ever after." And we can see just you and not all the crazy drama that comes from the lunatic Kelly. She needs someone to kick her in the ass. She won't let anyone else talk. If she's not interested, she thinks no one is! I lost it with her completely on Ramona's trip. I wish they'd kick her off the show. She thinks she is the most beautiful and hot woman - I mean, really, running "in traffic" in NYC! Who does that but her, trying to show herself off and get ogled by any man? I guess they think they need the agitators on the show - but really, most of us LOVE "Sex and the City" and even though they don't always agree with each other, they do have each other's backs! That's what I loved about them - their camaraderie! Why couldn't they do the Housewives that way?????

Love you - keep up the great work - and your great life!

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church website design

I salute you Bethanny and i feel about the situation you have i don't know why kelly doing this to you but its not the end of the world just keeping the way you are i'm sure you will fine the best guy that will truly love the way you are because i believe if you really love your wife you must consider her bad and good side and that was not he had.God bless you Bethanny!!!

juan lopes
juan lopes

Your house is valueble for me. Thanks!…

carogomez
carogomez

Bethany..... you are such an amazing person. I think the show it's yours, i love your autenticy, the way you are just real. I think you are an amazing person.....

I need to tell you how much i hate kelly, i don't know what's in her head. She's terrible.....any way i love you....

Danielle Australia
Danielle Australia

We are only 3 episodes into Season 2 over here in Oz so all the fighting is yet to be seen. Bethenny, you are by far the funniest, and most successful of all the women on the show. Successful in the sense that you are so true to yourself and have such strength and vunerabilty at the same moment. You are completely uncensored, speaking your mind when others hide behind their hands and whisper. I loved the way Jill's mother adopted you - the episode made me cry happy tears! You are a breathe of fresh air amongst all the cookie cutter crap we get served up from American Reality shows. So thank you for making me laugh, cry and cheer out loud. All the very best to you Bethenny.

Viewer
Viewer

You and Jill need to have your own show alone. You guy's are a freaken HOOT....I love you both on the show. Very genuine straight up city women who don't take crap but hand's it down very classy. You guy's are fabulous.

Viewer
Viewer

Adore you Bethenny and love your book. I don't think I would watch the show if you were not on.

Donna
Donna

Bethenny:

I am addicted to all of the Housewives shows. I love yours, you are all so real and genuine acting. Forget Kelly, she lives in her own little world. The only thing she beliieves is whatever comes out of her own mouth, and only cares what she thinks.. who needs her..this show doesn't...get rid of her, she doesn't bring anything to the show. Keep being yourself.

Donna

lupe
lupe

Bethanny, You're real and an inspiration, keep it coming and don't let any of the women get you down. You've got it all and what you think you're missing, well thats coming just be you. The best is yet to come.

Viewer
Viewer

Your awesome!!! screw Kelly she needs some serious help

Lolita
Lolita

Bethenny, hold you head up high girlfriend because you got it goin' on. REAL is what you are and that's why the fans and I love you soooo much. If we wanted to see fake we would look at a scripted television show.

Kelly is so dishonest and fake. Did she realize that she was going on a REALality show? Her cover is blown and now everyone knows she's a fake and immature. She contradicted herself every time she opened her mouth.

I wish you much success and Jill and Bobby are a great pcik for adoptive parents. Love them!

Donna W.
Donna W.

Well, can't find my blog written on 05/13/'09 So I hope this one gets in here. I just have to say You are one of my favs.. I was so glad to see all you girls wanting to vote off Kelly for next season. She was not entertaining or interesting to me at all. I don't even think she was that pretty. But, her actions, I have to say, is what made her unatractive. Why did she want to come on the show other than to upstart her now "failing" carreer? Seems she blew that right out of the water. Who would want her for anything now. I hope she doesn't keep a video of this for her girls to see later in life! How embarrassing? I'm very happy to hear about your book being a best seller. And I will buy it. I thought Alex did a wonderful job on your "Skinny Girl" logo. I hope you and Luane are still friends. I think she was beat up too much for nothing on the reunion show. I think she is nice and means well. Ater all, she was brought up in a big family and I'm sure she felt she had come a long way when she got a Count for her husband. I would have been proud too and wanting to flaunt it. She is ok in my book.Ramona? Sorry her looks are killer! She looks like her eyes are about to pop out of her head and she did look "surprised and shocked" when Luane said her husband wasn't an old man! Ok, just love the show. Keep up the good work. And accept people for who they are. Get rid of the ones in your life that drag you down. Time is too short. Newnan, Ga.

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Viewer

That reunion was something else......it was the best. I love all you ladies you. Each of you have special and different qualities that's what makes the show great. I hope all of you come back next season except for Kelly. I hate picking on Kelly but she has a communication problem with everyone. Every episode I saw with Kelly having a conversation with someone I had to rewind because I thought I missed something in the translation. It seemed every episode she had a confrontation with someone she said things that were not only off the wall but insulting. The sad thing is Kelly doesn't understand or see things the way most people do. Kelly has her own langage only she understands and she wants to be the center of attention that's why she's in her own world. Hopefully I'll see you next season and Congradulations on your book. I am on the waiting list at my book store they have it on order.

Erica
Erica

BETHENNY!!!! You are such an inspiration to me!!! Keep that smart talking going. Keep putting crazy Kelly in her place!!! You Go Girl!!!!!

mobetter43
mobetter43

Girlfriend Kelly is so shallow and full of herself LOL!!!!!! I want and need to say; you are so down to earth and real about how you feel, I LOV LOV LOV and RESPECT U sooooooooooooooo much. Stay true to yourself and who you are and life will always bring you BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS. God Bless You and Keep You and Your Family, I will keep you all in my prayers ---{--@ a dozen roses for you girlfriend, I hope all you had a bless MOTHER'S DAY...............

Wayne Poerio
Wayne Poerio

Dear Bethenny,

My wife & I love you (Jill comes next). You are so beautiful in many ways. Your quick wit is outstanding. Kelly is on another planet. The only one who might come close to thinking she is better than Kelly is Luanne (her favorite statement is well I am a countess). Please take Kelly off of the show. We love the skinny girl.

Wayne & Grace

Jupiter FL

Michele
Michele

Hey Bethenny,

Your sarcastic humor and straight forward approach to life really make the show fun to watch. I find it amusing that Kelly got so bent out of shape over the "Madonna" comment, but it doesn't seem to matter or even register with her how many people she offends with her snottiness. She IS like a big teenager that never left high school, and she ISN'T a "girls, girl". She's a flirt and it doesn't matter if she offends the girlfriend, wife, whomever, when she does it. She KNOWS she did that to you and that she has snubbed you many times, yet she wants to excuse herself and declare none of it happened while constantly raking you over the coals for your, "Madonna" comment. She is the one that's rude. That said, she's not worth your time and energy to hold a grudge. As you said, she really doesn't seem very mature, nor does she seem to have a lot going on upstairs. I don't even really know if she means to be so offensive or if she is just totally clueless?

I have to say that you and Jill are my favorites on the show. Maybe that's because my husband says you remind him of me? Or maybe it's just because you're freakin' funny!

Take care, Michele S.

Victoria
Victoria

Was So Very Glad to see how you handled Kelly in her 'out of nowhere' reactions to what you were telling her. She acts like she's not listening in 'real time', nor is she replying truthfully. I think she's SO aware of the camera that she cannot coherently reply to what is being said to her. You Rock, Bethenny!

Angel
Angel

Betheny!!

You are soooo reallllll!! I LOVE THAT!!!.. The stupit named Kelly is so fake that she need to flush her seft in the toilet. So honey I know that you have everything going on for you and best of luck!!

Sharon
Sharon

Bethenny, It was embarassing to watch Kelly behave so badly. It would be different if she made sense, but watching the show it was clear she is an over indulged self important woman who believes the voices she hears in her head. When she showed up late for the meeting that she called, that sealed it for me. When you are late it is the height of arrogance. You are telling everyone you are more important than them. You did well in not losing your cool and getting caught up in her insane world. I do believe it is difficult for people who were beautiful to accept the decline of their looks and sometimes it causes bad behavior. Maybe it's as simple as that, she mourns the decline of her beauty. You on the other hand are gorgeous.

Stephanie
Stephanie

You Rock!! You were my fav this season. :)

Natalia143
Natalia143

hey Bethenny

When Kelly asked to meet with you and she was late and you told her you were waiting for her she was like "oh well that's too bad" ...wow that just shows what kind of person she is..and the fact that she was late to the charity meeting and all she did was talk about herself was not cool at all.. & i'm so glad that you put her in her place...you are an amazing person..and nobody likes kelly...trust me! don't even waste your time talking to her..she's so fake...I hope she doesn't come back next season..but I love you and I love Jill..you two are the reason why I watch the show!

Tyson
Tyson

Bethenny,

You are a crazy-cool, mad-funny, smokin'-hot, erudite, renaissance woman for the ages! And you can cook?! I'm not much of a tv watcher..."Law & Order" and "Top Chef" were the only shows I could identify by name and with affection until I inadvertently stumbled across an episode of your show last season. It's soooo refreshing to witness a person being true to themselves and to those around them, particularly in the presence of cameras. I must say that I'm so much of a Bethenny fan now that I no longer border on being biased. However, there hasn't been one instance, since the very first episode I ever viewed, in which I thought you were out of line or unjustified when the shit hit the fan. I could go on singing your praises, but I'll just say this: You go girl! You're going to have it all...the good man who will love you unconditionally but never be deserving of you, the beatiful child/ren you so desire, success(I haven't said anything there), happiness and peace. You deserve it just for being you. Bon chance!

Viewer
Viewer

Bethenny, I have to say that you carried yourself with a great deal of dignity and poise during that confrontation and I really admire you for that. In fact, you seem to be the only housewife that doesn't speak poorly about the other wives in your interviews and anything you do say you have already said to them directly. I think it shows a great deal of character and good for you!

Cynde
Cynde

Bethenny,

I think you are classy and I love your dresscode. And I would just like to say, that I agreed with you from the beginning on your intuition about Ms. Kelly. That fake, Hiii and her thinking she is so much better than you and everyone else is a joke.

I believe she is a fake and she is the only housewife mother that doesn't seem to spend time with her children on the set...

She's too worried about her image and her boyfriend..

Oh yeah but let's not forget that She is up there and you are far below her......Ah Ah

Love from Idaho
Love from Idaho

Bethenny you are a very classy lady. No wonder Kelly hates you so much She can’t keep up with the classy chics. Why is it every time Kelly request’s to meet with Bethenny or runs into her somewhere she can’t talk very well? I had to laugh when Kelly asked Bethenny to meet her at some bar and made her wait for over 30 minutes and when she finally got there and Bethenny told her she had been waiting for over 30 minutes Kelly just says to BAD. Not I’m sorry just too BAD. She sure is a piece of work that’s for sure. No class what’s so ever! And what’s up with that dress with the rubber looking boots what a hoochie mama. She is such a player. Way to go Kelly, you sure won grand prize for being B**** of the year!! Bethenny I am so proud of you for not letting this looser break you down. I also feel you should watch your back with your friends, because they will through you under the bus. Love yah girl. YOU ROCK!!!!

kelly c.
kelly c.

Bethenny, you hear this constantly, but you are my favorite on the show. I love your sarcastic humor, and down to earth, tell it like it is personality. I am a hairstylist on the upper east side and if you ever need a last minute blowout, cut or color, I'd love to do it. I would enjoy meeting you, and having some laughs as I have a similar personality. e-mail me if you'd like the salon adress...

Kelly

Viewer
Viewer

Bethenny - I think it would be great if you let the Millionaire Matchmaker - Patti Stanger - set you up on some dates...a great meeting of two fun shows...who know's, with her track record you may end up with your 'beshert' (sp?)...good luck!

DCViewer
DCViewer

You are so great! Your humor and interactions with Jill keep me laughing for days! I would love to find a friendship as honest, loyal and loving as yours. :-)

Joanne
Joanne

Bethenny, I admire your honesty. Your natural beauty far surpasses Kelly. You look people in the eye when you speak. Kelly is too busy looking around making sure everyone is looking at her while she's talking. A very unflattering trait. I loved your excitement about your new book, how you would go to every store making sure they are all straight on the shelf! I would do the same thing! The book is wonderful because your healthy eating concepts are so easily adaptable to any lifestyle. Sadly, we are a nation in an obesity crisis. I wish you luck in helping to change that.

Autumn
Autumn

Bethanny,

Cheers to you for having your head screwed on straight! You have a healthy and grounded approach to dealing with undesirable people and situations. I absolutely loved your poise and reaction to Kelly's silly unintelligible ramblings. When she puked out the now infamous, "I'm up here, and your down here" childish nonsense you barely blinked. Wow!!! I backed that up on DVR 10 times and laughed out loud each time at how ridiculous that tired, old hag made herself look in front of God and everyone!! Kudos to you girl, you are my 'self-control' goddess!!

Oh and your one-liners having me cracking up all the time.

You have this 31 year old saying, I want to be Bethanny when I grow up!!

Much love and best wishes in all your future endeavors chica!

Christine
Christine

Hey..honestly first of all i just have to say you and jill are probably the realest women on the show! I love you i watch for you the most i want you to find love so badly. I think you are very beautiful i think its awesome that you have a career and all but until you have that family life and are a mother truely you wont have it all! Now as for the kelly situation OMG! i cant stand her. She obviously thinks she is better than everyone else and if she cant see that than she clearly has some issues. What she said to you that day at the restaurant was extremely uncalled for. Its another one of those not thinking before you speak situations which happens alot on that show.

Karen
Karen

Bethany:

You are a very intelligent, witty and a beautiful person. Although I do not know you personally, you strike me as an honest person.

I must commend you on keeping your cool when it comes to Kelly. She is unbelievable and quite delusional, to make an obvious understatement!

Keep being true to yourself and you will continue to be fantastic!

Andrea
Andrea

I love you so much. I would love to hang out with you and Jill. I love your humor and your down to earth nature. You have done so great for yourself, and any man would be so lucky to have you. I have never been to NYC. Your a friend that I would love to have around. I really Want to one day live there. I just think your great and Kelly is showing her true colors in front of the whole world. I can't get over how self-absorbed, tackey dressing, fake tanning, old looking bitch she is. If she talks about all the friends she doesn't have any more, I will die.

Viewer
Viewer

Bethany:

I think you bring a lot to the show, I love RHONYC, much more than the California version. I've watched both seasons and prefer just the four of you to the show..now onto the "Kelly" addition:

I wouldn't waste my time with Kelly Killoren Bensimon, she seems to live in very phony world and I would hope BRAVO doesn't consider her again for the next season. She just brought nothing but "hi, hi, and hi" to the storyline and it seems 95% of the time, didn't appear to want to be on the show. She certainly lives in world of her own. For someone to say "I'm up here, and you're down here", is beyond rude, it's insulting and declasse.

I remember her years ago, when all I saw of Kelly Killoren was as the face of Clarins. I'm older than both you and Kelly and she wasn't that big a deal. Sorry for the incorrect grammer, but "she ain't no Lauren Hutton!". I guess now that we see what has occurred with her life since the show wrapped, the saying "what goes around, comes around" is quite true.

Keep true to yourself and move on from "Kelly World". Here's hoping BRAVO comes to it's senses and dumps Ms. Killoren Bensimon from the cast, she brings nothing to the show.

E from Cal
E from Cal

Bethenny

you are the best ! Just keep being yourself and trust yourself.. I love your style, you have class, you are funny and your are a lady (you don't have to be a Countess to be a lady.. ) You have your own carrier and no matter what anybody says, it is important for a woman as much as for a man. You will find a confident healthy minded man who can keep up with that. I like how you keep it cool around Kelly. You don't have to do anything, her actions speak for themselves.

Pat
Pat

Bethenney, Not only are you beautiful, but you're independent, intelligent, loyal to your TRUE friends and a strong awesome woman who can hold her own with the likes of Kelly. Kelly is delusional, immature, deceitful and overall just not a nice person! I rarely dislike most people, but if she were removed from the show, I truly believe she would not be missed.

Marie
Marie

I don't think for one minute any of this is real. However, on the off chance it is ... I have to say that the problem Kelly has is a obvious one. She is never at the function she is attending at the time, she is thinking of the next function she wants to go to. (ADD?) This translates into a cavalier attitude towards everyone she is with. It is very uncomfortable to watch. Good luck Kelly, I hope you can grow from this experience. Bethenny, I actually bought your book for my daughter. I would never have done so, if not for this show. I watch this show to see all the places in NYC that I used to be part of when I lived there years ago. It's the same reason why I watched Sex and the City. Great times...enjoy them ladies... life is too short.

Lori
Lori

Bethanny, you are one of my favorites. Kelly has some major head issues. She is not all that she thinks she is. You have more class than she does.

annette
annette

Bethanny you are so real and i think your the best ....kelly .lol....please,.....she is not even worth your time...she should spend more time with her kids then herself...self-centered biatch.....we all love you bethanny you go girl...

Ashlie
Ashlie

Bethenny, you are awesome. My boyfriend and I LOVE you and we swear that you and Jill make that show. LuAnn is boring and let's face it, a few of HER photos need additional retouching (karma?). Ramona looks like if her eyes were any wider, they might fall out of socket. Alex is UGGGLY and very weird (still don't know how they are on the show?) As far as I'm concerned, LuAnn, Ramona, Alex & KELLY (hate her) should all be deported. Keep saying what you really mean because you're doing a great job!

Winnie
Winnie

I think you are amazingly smart, witty, aware, fit, beautiful, motivated,and definitely a strong independent woman...and I LOVE your sarcastic sense of humor! Kelly, on the other hand is kind of a hit-and-run personality as she's presented on the show-she calls meetings she is constantly late to, she doesn't listen for shit, she answers questions not asked (those are my favorite "where am I" moments, she's condescending, the baby talk voice has GOT TO GO, and she thinks she's the boss of you during conversations...please! And how dare Ramona refer to you as the "underdog?" The woman really needs to take a deep breath before she speaks...lol! I am curious about your book, I would love to try a Skinny Girl margarita, and I think your pursuit of laughter keeps you on top of any situation. You're in charge:)

Viewer
Viewer

Bethany,

I love you! You're a great strong women and keep up the good work. I'm 20 years younger then that Kelly girl and she reminds me of the junior high kids I work with (but they seem sober ;P). You on the other hand are an inspiration to all women and you deserve all the good things that come to you.

KMS
KMS

Bethany, I don't think I can listen to one more comment on Kelly. I know that you do not get along but please, let it go. Everything she does wrong or right you are right on her. It was alright at first but I seriously cannot listen anymore. If she is late you go on and on, if she is saying something to others you jump on her again. It isn't that I think she is right or wrong, I just think that you have got to let it go. It is enough. You are coming across as completely obsessed and jealous when you say that you are not. I have always enjoyed watching you on the show but lately you are so obsessed with proving Kelly wrong that you've lost your own personality and thoughts. When you would speak of your work, your company and activities it was great. Even the first interaction was funny but now it is just sad. Please, let it go for gosh sakes and concentrate on something other than Kelly. I don't obsess over my children as much as you do Kelly. It is a bit scary. Just say fine and let it go. Please!

AC from E Norriton
AC from E Norriton

Hey Bethenny - You rock! I have never written on a blog before, but I felt compelled to do so now. You are a strong, independant woman with a lot of class. I was proud of the way you sat and listened to Kelly, as stupid as she is. A lesser woman would have thrown her drink in Kelly's face. She is a real idiot. The nerve of her to comment at the prospect of her name being on an invitation that lists her as an honorary co-chair of a charity event of a friend - that she doesn't "ever want her name attached to anything, ever!" Who does she think she is? Also, the fact that you had enough class to want to try to clear the air with her and she acted like she had no idea what you were talking about and further that you were making a mountain out of a molehill, showed that you were way above her. Perhaps she was having an out of body experience during the conversation in the bar. Anyway girlfriend, I was proud of you because "homey don't play that either!"

Erin
Erin

Bethenny, I think you are so great. You are a hard working, strong, and intelligent women. Kelly comes off as exactly how you describe her. When Kelly was going off in a tangent she made you look even greater than you are. She thinks that she is to good for everyone, when actually I think that the only reason she is known is because of her ex. Kelly needs to grown up! You handle yourself very well. The show was much better without Kelly in it. Congratulations on the book. Keep being the strong and intelligent women you are.

Jersey Girl
Jersey Girl

I love the show and you are so great Bethenny. Kelly is so jealous of you and acting like children just like her daughters. Kelly needs to grow up and get a life. Bethenny you are so great and I will be getting your book!

Buck Davis
Buck Davis

GO BETHANY! Im on your side girl. I've had your side since the begining. You keep doin your thang girl. I absalutley cant stand Kelly. What a friggin idot! She has got to be on some serious medication. Everytime shes on my t.v. screen, I want to rip it off the wall on stomp on it. Especially when she talks to you the way she does, Like shes better than you or something.

CBeth
CBeth

I think you're awesome Bethenny. I receive similar criticisms as far as being bold, honest, and frank. My response is the same. Someone, though, needs to put us all out of our misery and get rid of Kelly. How did somebody so ignorant, so immature, so rude! How did she end up with you and Jill Z? Not fond of Ramona either, she's not nearly as smart as she thinks she is. Her husband is an ass.