Bethenny Frankel NY

Bethenny Frankel sounds off on the dramatic season opener.

on Feb 17, 20090

The rack has been lifted. So who knew that my breasts and figure would be the root of so much discussion. Let me clear a few things up: my breasts have been lifted. Back in high school, I was a d and even then they were saggy. I lost weight over time and eventually they were a saggier C. A few years ago I had them lifted and they are what they are now.

 

As for exercise, I wishfully do yoga 2 to 3 times a week. I used to be a spinaholic a stepaholic and a gymaholic and my body probably remembers (muscle menory) so what I do now is enough.

Truthfully, diet is 90 percent of the struggle which is why I wrote my book Naturally Thin. I'm older, thinner and more fit and I have unlocked the secret.

Sorry to disappoint, but that's the only surgery I've had. The nose, cheekbones and all of the other things commented upon are real for better or for worse.

When I read the article in The Post, I couldn't believe that they gave our minutia and nonsense such a bold headline. People must be very bored. Jill has never met a battle she doesn't like. Jill will always fine a way to justify a dramatic argument and gossip. To know her is to know she loves gossip and to love her.

160 comments
renny trangsrud
renny trangsrud

You are the most beautiful person and im a fan. I am also a great designer and would do the babies room along with my art you would love it. I have done alot in palm springs ca. the beds I did were 10k a pc. I also am in palm springs life . For painting and working,Wish you the best .Call if you want less drama a few laughs and a beautiful room . congrads Renny ps just wish you the best.

Alex Blair
Alex Blair

Bethenny, You are my fav cast member, you're hilarious! Where did you get that floor length white dress you were wearing on the yacht in the most recent episode?

Alan White
Alan White

I really like when people are expressing their opinion and thought. So I like the way you are writing

Meggie
Meggie

Being an untrained gourmet cook, who does great business, I am so glad that you are so honest and loving food as I do. I think you should not take offense that thos who make food that are not as small as you are. But I love your honesty. You have a great friend in Jill. Meggie

Viewer
Viewer

I think your are a well rounded woman. Beauty and brains, no wonder your dreams have come true, a family will follow. Good things happen to good people. Kelly is clueless and I would stay far away from her, she has major issues.

ViewerVel
ViewerVel

Hi Bethany, I wish I knew, if you read these blogs, we write. I saw the reunion show, and you handled yourself, like a lady,I'm proud of you, again, america saw what an idiot, MISS KELLY is, she did it all by herself, again. I feel bad for her daughters, she's not a very good role model, for them. You are a way better person, than her,don;t even think twice, about what Kelly, and Ramona were saying, there both, WAAAAAAY out there. Stop! STOP! STOP! What is that? She needs to STOP! STOP!I think, they put her on the show, as a joke, and she did such a good job of it, that they decided to see, how long, she could play the part. Be patient, just a while longer, the RIGHT Guy, is just, right around the corner,headed your way, he'll be worth waiting for.Don't pay no mind, to all the negative things, people write, about you, their so jealous,Good luck, on all your ventures, your already, a success, Kelly and Ramona, can stick it where the sun don't shine.Keep on doing what your doing, Love Ya, grandma62.

Julie
Julie

Bethanny--I havent been watching the show that long but what i have seen of it I love it.And as far as who I like on the show I think you are the best of them all.You are straight forward and to the point and you pull know punches.As I watched the the show when you and Kelly were at the bar I was just thinking to myself what a bitch Kelly is.For her to say she is better than than what was going on please.She woouldnt give you time to say anything and then just got up and walked off.She is the one who should have calmed down.But know matter it is over now and I cant wait to see the new season.Keep up the good work.

Viewer
Viewer

Hey you stick with Jill. She will give good solid advice. Ramona is wacked out. Poor LuAnn and for a younger woman. that sucks big time. Kelly should have never been on the show. She is the pitts. she gets what she deserves. Yeah her kids may mind her at times but what does she do to them behind closed doors. Alex is a lost cause. but to each their own. If she is in love with a homosexual that is her business.

Sylvia
Sylvia

Bethanny, I've loved you from the beginning of NY housewives. You are a knockout woman! Feedback: I was really surprised that, at the charity auction, you did not respect Jill’s boundaries. As Jill’s good friend, she needed to talk to you about the issue after the auction. It was one of the few times that Ramona brought balance to any situation…good for you for listening to Ramona and then helping Jill settle down and feel stronger before she went on stage. However, I agreed w/you that the signage should have been left for a company supplying all the drinks. The sign looked strange after they took it apart with no other's advertising on it except you. I do love your Skinny Girl logo. Alex did a great job!

My concern for you Bethanny is that you are really showing the recent stress in your face. The last two episodes, your face looked more stressed than I’ve seen you look, and with too much makeup. I am a psycho-therapist for 30 years and I can identify excess stress in a NY heartbeat. To “have it all,” and you certainly are headed that way, my dear, you also need to take at least hours/week, if not a full day/week, to pull back, rest, meditate, do yoga postures, retreat…well, you know where I’m going. Having a child is satisfying in many ways, but it is also demanding on your time, energy, heart. I really like the way Alex conducts herself with dignity and straightforwardness. I agree that she has had problems disciplining her children, but as much as everyone badmouthed Alex and Simon, they sure appear to have a loving compatible relationship, and they sure know how to let go and not hold grudges. Bethanny, Good luck with all your ventures. I hope NY Housewives will be on next season so your viewers will know whether or not you get married and have a baby. I’m going to buy your cook book.

Deirdre
Deirdre

Hi, Okay Jill is my favorite..But you make me laugh.Love ya doll face.Now as for Kelly...Holy cripes. She is a nut job and you were fantastic handling her. She is crazy and why do you even bother with her.Yikes,You have to work with her...So sad get her off the show .Keep up with your own style....

connie
connie

Bethenny, You rock girl, You are so much better then that Kelly girl. Why is she even on the show? Dre is right the only reason I watch the show is to see you and Jill, love her.You need to come to Indianapolis In

judith jones
judith jones

Bethenny, I love your spirit and out of all the housewives I must say your so real and such a classy lady, I think you and Alex are perfect ladies and I also think that everbody is jealous of the both of you, stay sweet and continue you be yourself

Viewer
Viewer

I don't think any of you are cool. If I had any of you as friends, I'd strangle myself. You are ALL so insecure fighthing like children. Your fight with Kelly.... for the record, you started that whole drawn out stupid fight. You should have never said the things you did during the first charity meeting. Keep you mean comments to yourself or in the individual interviews. Don't blast someone infront of their peers!!! You think your sooo right but did it ever occur to you that you owe her an apology.... if you had apoligized for attcking her infront of everyone, it would have never been the way it is...

Mike
Mike

Bethenny, The real reason for the friction between you and Kelly is the she is fully aware the you can out compete her in the manfinding department.

Aliza
Aliza

Bethanny, You should have no problem watching yourself during your heated discussions with Kelly. You handle yourself well, Kelly, on the otherhand, should be mortified by the way she comes across. I love the show and am looking forward to visiting New York in June. My hubby is an ER doc and will be there for a conference. I am going along just to shop and enjoy the city while he is doing his CME. Was just there in November for our 10 year anniversary and loved it! Any recommedations of things to do or see while there? I want to try a Skinny Girl Margarita...where can I get one? All the best to you from Texas and I am keeping my fingers crossed that you find a great guy!!

Anthony in Palm Beach FL
Anthony in Palm Beach FL

Miss Bethenny Frankel, I have to say that I love you and Jill on this show. I'm very sad to see that it's coming to an end. I just wrote on Jill's Comments now I wanted to take the time an write on your's. I'm so amazed on how you handle the interaction with, honestly I don't pay that much attention to her but the one who thing's she is top dog. I have to say you handled her with such class and you know what I think that you are so much better then she is your real and don't pussy foot around people, you say what you mean and mean what you say. I love that cause that is the way I am, I'm very cut throat and don't believe in sugar coating my thought's. I am such a big fan of you and Jill, don't be surprised butu i'm you gay fan base in Florida. I wanted to thank you for bring a fresh real new look to tv, also I think you do such an amazing job with your work. I love the passion you have for cooking and for life. Hand's down to you Bethenny. I do have a question for you when it come's to dating I well am back in what I call the dating game and girl it's hard. lol, my ex and I broke up and I have met some nice guy's but it's so exhausting at the same time. Any thought's would be great. Thank you for your time and best wishes to you and your loved one's. Anthony

Sheila
Sheila

Bethenny, You are what you are, and that is geniuine. Most of all don't stess relationship and children everything that is meant to be will fall in its place. We are only given what we can handle.

Carly
Carly

You are the bomb! I watch the show and I love it. You are hilarious and I LOVE YOUR ONE-LINERS:) Going to buy your book and I can't wait.

Viewer
Viewer

You are a woman with amazing restraint.I think I would have decked Kelly when you tried to clear the air. No...I know I would have. Love your new date! Congrats on everything good coming your way, you deserve it.

Peaches
Peaches

Bethenny, Your my favorite handsdown. I love ya girl. I want your recipie for a skinny girl cocktail. I'm on the west coast so I just got the news that your book is already out. I getting it. I have a lot of digestive problems, so I think your book can help me out. What is with Kelly! You went their with the right intent, she attacked you. What a psyco! I and thin and a little older than some of you, but with out the NYC money that you have. But I bet it you dressed me up, and sat me next to you, and Kelly across from us, Kelly would think I was a freak and attacking her too. Back when I was young I was a petite model in about 3 private shows. I would tell her that, I would just tell her I was a petite model. I have a disability that makes me shake so I get stared at a lot and sometimes really snobby people think I'm a freak and stick thier nose up are me. I'd like to see how fast she would run from me. Looking forward to Tues., looks like another Kelly freak out.

Sue
Sue

Ha! Bethany I had to find this site and page just to let you know that you are the realist,sweetest, and funniest person that I have seen on housewives of NY. Please don't waste your time on Kelly...you know she has issues that were there way before you came ! You have plenty of time to settle down, right now enjoy your life and all the pleasure that come from making other feel good when they are in your prescence. Also Bethany, forgive those that have hurt your in your past(family do it all the time),because there are many blessings ahead for you. And last, I can see you sitting in VIP at the NBA games as a wife...ya feel me !

All Love

ViewerVel
ViewerVel

Bethenny, Your so, such a better person, than most, on the show. I really like you, and Jill. Your not two faced, you tell it like it is. I like how you handled MISS KELLY.Your better than that.You didn't need to do or say anything, she embarrassed herself, she showed America,just what an idiot, she is.You keep on doing, what your doing. You make the show, what it is, GREAT.I'm a 61 year old grandma, I think you ROCK!!!! Jill's COOL, too.I hope you have good success, with your book, too.I'd like to try some of your chocolate cookies. You go girl

Trisha
Trisha

You go Girl!

Love watching you... We have very similar personalities! I could go on and on about how fab you are, and of course, Jill. It is so nice to see the supportive relationship the two of you have.

The real reason I am writing, and have been meaning to do so for quite some time, at least since Kelly joined the cast. SHE IS A LOOSER! She is such a brat and I nearly died when I watched her antics in the bar when she attempted to snub you, shame on her! You have more class in one fingernail than she does in her whole snotty self.

Not only is she a self centered lover of thyself, she is a sucky rider! I have been a show jumper as well as a trainer and I wonder how she ever qualified to ride in the Hamptons Classic... must be the horse, at least he looked like he knew what he was doing!

She is a meanie pants, and I am forever a fan and on your side! Keep doing what you do... love ya girl.

Trisha

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Viewer

Bethenny! Without you this show would go no where...you are my favorite...I like Jill as well, but I still have to go with "Team Bethenny"!!! forget "Team Jill" LMAO!

Tixypooh
Tixypooh

Bethany, I think you are great, I took the test to see which of you I most am like and guess what? Yep you. I do think you are little tightly wound but you crack me up. And you are soooo right about Kelly, I can't stand her. I see what you say about her "Hiiiiiii's" etc. She's so phony and a suck up. I wanted to throw up when she was out with that guy, probably gay. But don't be so ridged with that fellow chef girl, why is it we want the ones that don't want us and not the ones who do. You said it was an A date, give the guy a chance for a healthier relationship than the last guy you were with. You know how hard it is to find a GOOD man not just A man.

Bonnie
Bonnie

BETHANY.....how refreshing to hear you call THE COUNTESS "Her Countesness" She is so full of herself. You know what? ALL of the people I know on the west coast think most of those people are ridiculous. To speak to an inner city group of African American young women and lead them to think that the way to happiness is to be thin and marry a count was too much!! We laughed for hour!!! It was a classic show of shallow smugness from an UU-classy woman who is still small town America trying to be "royalty" as she calls herself. Ha ha ha ha ha ha

Viewer
Viewer

Bethany, lets just face it - you tell it like it is. There is no embellishing your words and you tell it like it is. As for Kelly her little bar scene was absolutely ridiculous. If you were "down there" and she was "up there" WHY would she even bother with confronting you? What you said to her was so well composed and nothing but the truth. I can't wait to read your book and keep up the good work!! Skinnygirl!!

Viewer
Viewer

bethanny,

my friend and i had a skinny girl margarita, it was great, love it! love it! love it! after the 2nd one it knocked us on our ass', lol but we did it jersey style and had it in plastic 12oz cups, lmao

tambra
tambra

Bethenny, you are the best! The best on the show, along with Jill, whom I also love, and in life...you know how to live it up! You are an inspiration to me, and who cares about the details of your amazing body. Clearly you've worked hard for it, eat well, and have such a positive outlook on life. That Kelly blends into the darkness when in the presence of your Light. You are so strong, and all your success is due to YOU...Live it up Bethenny, you deserve all the Good in Life. Blessings to you, T.

Viewer
Viewer

Bethenny,

You're a cutie and have a very fresh and honest personality...very New York! You handled yourself with grace and aplomb with Kelly; such a sad confrontation which should not have happened. Jill is a hoot (very NY!) and LuAnn's obsession with her "title" does wear on the viewers and shows her insecurity of her own self worth. Such a beautiful woman, too, but her personality is flawed. My mom was a Lady (she was not an American), married to a gentleman knighted by The Queen and she NEVER brought it up. No need!

All the best to you, Bethenny. You're successful and, as they say, the cream always rises to the top!

Linda R/A
Linda R/A

You Go Girl! I am so glad that you did not put up with Kelly's nonsense...She has this false impression that is all that and above women who did not grow up in the snobby world she grew up in. You handled her with grace and dignity. You seem to be a person who acheived your success by hard work and great professionalism....Keep going and do not allow Shallow people like her to put a damper on your day.

Paris
Paris

I LOVE the all of the "Real Housewives" shows. I have watched ALL!!!!!!!! of them. I will also watch the New Jersey Housewives!!! I hope they will also do........and this is just a suggestion!! Real Housewives from Florida, Texas, Chicago, D.C., or maybe even Canada. (maybe going overseas would be a WOW thing too!!!!) Love it keep it up!!!!

Katherine
Katherine

Bethany, I've listened to Kelly telling her side of this situation that she created only to see her lie and exagerate over and over. She clearly has a real problem. When you called her Madonna, she flipped due to her own insecurities. She has to be "top dog" over anyone whose around her. You are the one who has it all and you don't even know it and that is what makes you tops! Never change! Katherine

Donna R.
Donna R.

Hi Bethenny, I love the way you handle the chaos that sometimes surrounds you. You are a beautiful woman who says it as it is. Good for you!!!! Thanks for the great cocktail. It has a kick and I have a new favorite.

Pamela
Pamela

Bethanny,

I had a rough childhood and have been estranged from my father since he threw me out and institutionalized my baby sister, at my step mother's prompting. I like who I am today and I like who you are. I loved your expression when Kelly (who we called a "Sosh" in High School. They think they have it going on but they are just superficial mean girls."

You had no problem with her. Have you noticed how hard she tries to sound articulate?

Also, I own a Luxury Pet Boutique, (oh I advertise in the NY City Pet Guide) but and when I was doing research for fabrics for my custom beds I went into Zarin's site. It took me a while to figure out why I knew that name. But I love Jill too. She's real, like you are. I read some of Kelly's blogs and they are calling anyone in your corner "team Bethanny." Well I guess I am the captain of Team Bethanny. Bunch of sheep following the head sheep on her blogs.

I also married once, stayed single for 22 years by choice. I had two kids and did not want them to grow up with a stepdad. Now they're about your age...33 & 31. If you are 25, sorry, can't tell age anymore.

You really got under her skin though and usually I don't get into that, but I have to admit, I felt vindicated. laughing.

Call me. We'll do lunch and discuss our puppies.

Viewer
Viewer

Hey Bethany,

You are the best, good things will happen for you always. As far as Kelly is concerned, look who brought her into the loop. The other self centered, self righteous one....LuAnn. She seriously could be committed, does she really think we buy into her title. I dont think she realizes she is in America. Our ancestry fled their countries to get away from people like her. Someone needs to buy her a one way ticket to France and leave her there. Her husband probably married her to become a citizen. At least Kelly was honest with you about her status being so above you. LuAnn just acts like she is so above us.

Queen Eileen

Upstate New York
Upstate New York

TEAM JILL!!!!!!!! JILL I LOVE THAT YOU ARE YOU AND YOU PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE. YOU ARE A ROLL MODEL AND I HOPE THAT OTHER POEPLE START DOING CHARITY BECAUSE OF YOU. BETHANY AND YOU MAKE A GOOD TEAM. I'M REALLY GLAD THAT ALL THE HOUSEWIVE STOOD BY BETHANY BECAUSE KELLY IS REALLY OUT OF HAND THEY SHOULD REMOVE HER FROM THE SHOW ASAP.

Karin Boyle
Karin Boyle

Bethanny--kudos to you! It was quite clear who won that wrestling match between you and Kelly. I think you are head and shoulders above her. You handled yourself very well and never lost your cool. It's a pity that there are so many like Kelly who think they are more important than others. Keep your focus as you are doing--you are doing great!

Ingrid
Ingrid

Bethenny,

You're my favorite person on the show next to Jill. You keep it real and have a funny sense of humor. As for Kelly, don't even worry about her. I don't like her and I think she is a person of no substance. That scene at the bar made that very clear. Who does she think she is to say she is levels above you? She should check herself. Peace out Bethenny and keep it real.

Viewer
Viewer

Bethenny, I love that you are smart and thoughtful!! I love that you said everything I wanted to say to Kelly.

You made my night!

Roberta
Roberta

Love you Bethenny, Luann is crazy, I think she is one of those people who is still surprise of where she is today. Luann and Kelly, two peas in a pot. Anyway Bethenny continue to do you.

Viewer
Viewer

You go Bethenny, don't ever change you are my favorite. You are true to yourself, and for that I truly respect you.....

Dre
Dre

Bethenny, you are so great! You and Jill are the only reason I watch the show. I absolutely love you and Jill's friendship and its so fun to watch you two together. You are BY FAR my favorite cast member and I think everyone else feels the same way! You are a great example of a strong, independent, career-driven (yet still so fun and spontaneous) woman. You go girl!

Nikki
Nikki

i doubt that you actually read this but i thought what the heck, you are totally my favorite! i think that you are awesome!! :)

Viewer
Viewer

Bethany, I can not stand the other housewife show's. But I enjoy the New Yorkers and you truly bring such a great element to the show. Love your one liners and you are such an inspiration to me. Plan on getting your book! You are adorable!

Sally
Sally

I've checked what I was sure was your connection with Wheeling, WV -- only to find I was wrong. I am such a fan! In another video, you referred to Wheeling, WV. I am so interested to learn how you know of our town. Please end my curiosity!!

Laura from Burlingame
Laura from Burlingame

Bethenny: I just have some adivce for you to think over. Don't allow what your dad did to ruin your life. It doesn't affect him, so why allow it to affect you. You have more on the ball than most. Focus on what you want, and all will turn out well for you. Be glad you are a better person than you dad ever was or could be.

Janice
Janice

I love the Housewives of NYC!!!! My favs are Bethenny and Jill. They are real people. Ramona is a wast of space. Alex and Simon are out of their league (stay in Brooklyn). They are such wannabes. The Countess is a JOKE!!! If I have to hear her correct one more person that she is "Countess Delesepps" I am going to shoot myself. WHO CARES!!!!! Jill's mother was such a typical Jewish mother, she was cute! I don't know anything about Kelly yet but so far, so bad. Not a good 1st impression. This should be called the Bethenny and Jill comedy hour! I love you guys. The show makes me miss my life in NYC.

Jenny
Jenny

Dear Bethenny. Congratulations on your new book. Even if you are still friends with what's-his-name, I can't help be kind of happy for you. At least you have a personality and really have more going for you. Best of luck in life and love.

Viewer
Viewer

BETHENNY....PLEASE READ THIS!!!!

I'm sure you're inundated with emails from all the buzz going on with the show, and actually living your life, as well. I happen to think you're amazing..you're the total package, great looks, brains, substance, heart, soul, and a wicked sense of humor!! Needless to say, you're heads & shoulders above the other "cast of characters," in terms of knowing what is important in life and not being into "appearances, superficiality or status-climbing." I am an introduction coach and relationship specialist & am very successful at it. I've introduced 36 couples that have married ovoer the past 17 years, (no divorces I know of.) It is my passion and a labor of love. I believe we are not meant to go through this life alone..the joys are sweeter, difficult times less hard when you have your best friend, playmate, lover, confidante by your side. You are so very multi-faceted and remind me of a diamond..in that it's multi-faceted. You need a man who can compliment all those facets, appreciate and value you and give you your space when needed. I have someone I'd love to introduce you to...won't go into specifics here...no privacy. There's also much more that goes into me bringing 2 people together & there is no greater joy for me when I make a match. I am not a "dating service," nor do I charge a fee. As you are too aware, it is so very difficult to meet someone you'd like to go on a 2nd date, let alone pursue a relationship. PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL..ICR927@gmail.com. I have no ulterior motive other than wanting to do a "mitzvah." I do take this very seriously. You have nothing to lose and perhaps an amazing relationship to gain. In any event, I wish you much joy, happiness, prosperity, abundance, good health and a little bliss wouldn't hurt, either!! Best regards - ilene