Bethenny Frankel has to laugh at the silly side of fame sometimes. Since joining the inaugural season Real Housewives of New York City, and despite three years away from the show, Bethenny's private life, including her marriage and divorce, has played out in front of newspapers and gossip blogs. But the latest hot gossip on Bethenny? She ate a soft pretzel.
"It’s just funny," Bethenny told Washington Post gossip blog Reliable Source of the pretzel story. "I’ve always had a pretty good sense of humor, but now I just find it all really comical." The gossip gets slightly less comical when it's about more serious matters of the heart. "Every day I wake up and I’m like, 'Uh, I broke up with another boyfriend,'" Bethenny said about false rumors. "I just can’t win."
Reliable Source caught up with Bethenny in DC just before a book signing earlier his week. Fans of the Skinnygirl mogul wrapped around the block in the rain, waiting to talk to her about her latest book, I Suck at Relationships So You Don't Have To: 10 Rules for Not Screwing Up Your Happily Ever After
"I’m going to help those women outside with those umbrellas not make the same mistakes. How lucky am I that I get to do that?" Bethenny asked rhetorically and, appreciating the influence she has, explained that she understands gossip just comes with the territory. "I’m not complaining about all that other stuff about people writing about it—because if they weren’t then nobody would be standing outside. You can’t pick an a la carte menu of what fame and success mean."
One thing success has meant to Bethenny is shattering the idea of the "glass ceiling." "I don’t like any of that talk," said Bethenny, who explained the secret to a woman's success is to "just be better than the men. You just do you."
Interviewer Helena Andrews followed up by asking how about the women who do just that and still don't make the same as their male counterparts. Her response may ruffle some feathers.
"Women want men to pay the bill, and women want men to open their door. We can’t have it every single way," she said. "Life is not an a la carte menu."
[Source: Washington Post - Reliable Source]