Bethenny Frankel has never been shy to share with fans of The Real Housewives of New York City how difficult her childhood was. She's been an open book when it comes to the struggles she's experienced with both her parents as a child and into adulthood (clip above).
She even referenced her issues with her family when she confirmed her exit from RHONY over the summer, sharing, “I wanted to take a moment to write a personal note to you. I am so grateful to you for sticking with me through everything. You started this journey with me in my tiny apartment in my late 30s, wondering what would happen to me. I was broke, single, had no family and no idea what the future held.”
In the years since we first met Bethenny, she has become a mom herself — and this is how she addresses her past with her young daughter, Bryn. "She's very innocent and I like that," Bethenny recently told ET. "I haven't really been specific about my life. I've just said, 'I haven't had the same sort of childhood that you have had, and a lot of other kids don't have what you have, so I want you to be appreciative and I want you to know how loved you are.'"
While Bethenny is keeping the details of her past as general as she can with her 9-year-old daughter, whatever she is sharing is definitely having an impact on her little girl, who recently created a piece of art that pays tribute to the woman that Bethenny is today.
"This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, much less received. Being rich has nothing to do with money. My heart is full. This is true love," the Skinnygirl mogul shared on Instagram.
In past interviews with The Daily Dish, Bethenny chatted about her bond with Bryn; see in the videos below.