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10 Things You Didn't Know About Bethenny Frankel

Turns out you may not know it all...

By Amala Nath
Is Bethenny a Know-It-All?

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After watching her on The Real Housewives of New York for so many seasons, you’d like to think you’ve got Bethenny Frankel all figured out. She’s known for being one of the realest ‘Wives, and she isn’t afraid to put others in their respectful place. Although she continues to share her life with the world, there’s still a lot to learn about who Bethenny really is. Get a better glimpse into the life of RHONY's Skinnygirl mogul, below.    

1. She Has Two Ex-Husbands

Most fans know about Bethenny's marriage to Jason Hoppy, since it was chronicled on Bravo's Bethenny Ever After, but what they may not know is she was married once before. In 1996, Bethenny marreid longtime friend Peter Sussman. She told Life & Style, "I loved [Peter] because of how much he loved me. I got married too young. I didn't wait for the great love of my life."

2. She Was on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart

Bethenny served as a contestant on the show in 2005 and even made it as one of the two finalists. Her savvy business skills are the reason why the Skinnygirl cocktail company is so successful today. 

3. She Was a Production Assistant on Saved By the Bell


She worked on Season 3, which took place at the Malibu Sands Beach Club and guest starred Leah Remini.

4. She Knew Kyle Richards Before They Were Housewives

25 years of friendship & we still laugh so hard we cry. #tbt @kylerichards18

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In fact, Bethenny used to babysit Nicky and Paris Hilton!

5. She’s An Alumna of New York University

She's even participated in the NYU Alumni Association’s Speakers on the Square event.

6. She’s Raising Her Daughter to Be a Vegetarian

Well, at least she used to. On her own website, Bethenny wrote, "As far as raising Bryn as a vegetarian, that was a personal choice. If Bryn is older and wants something at a party that isn't vegetarian, I don't want her to feel ostracized. She’ll find her way."

7. She’s a Fan of House of Cards

I mean this is my kinda weekend #houseofcards #FBF

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But then again, who isn't?

8. She's a Yoga Enthusiast

Paddle boarding, yoga & the Hamptons - 3 of my favorite things all in one pic. #FBF

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In fact, she has her own Skinnygirl yoga workout video.

9. She Has Her Own Radio Show

Here we go again! New #BReal w Bethenny starts @ 10 et on sirius xm 102. #repost @radioandysxm

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It's called B Real with Bethenny and it debuted on Andy Cohen's SiriusXM channel Radio Andy in May.

10. She Isn't Exclusive When It Comes to Drinking

Ladies night

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She may be the inventor of the Skinnygirl Margarita, but these days Bethenny's drink of choice is vodka on the rocks with three olives.


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