Tonight brings the premiere of Bethenny Frankel‘s new show, “Bethenny Getting Married?” on Bravo. Bethenny has been my favorite of the “Real Housewives of New York City,” in part because I adore her wry sense of humor, but also because I so related to her struggle with dudes during the first two seasons of the show. Bethenny was the kind of girl who wasn’t sure she would find love—heck, the title of her new show has a question mark in it, stressing just how little Bethenny expected marriage for herself. But, interestingly, she revealed this week that when we see her walk down the aisle in the series, it isn’t for the first time. Apparently, Bethenny was married before and just never identified on the show as a divorcee. Keep reading »
They say that as a celeb you can never be too rich or too thin … unless you are “Real Housewife” Bethenny Frankel and you’re already amazing skinny less than a month after giving birth. OK, let’s do the math here. She had her baby girl, Bryn, on May 8 and as of today, June 3, she has already lost 30 pounds of the 35 she gained during pregnancy. OK, that’s insane. Her dramatic post-baby slim down is not going over well with some mothers. They are complaining that Bethenny (and Gisele Bundchen and Heidi Klum) is setting unreal expectations for new mothers who don’t have a personal trainer or care to stick to a Skinny Girl regime. Frankel has attributed her dramatic weight loss to “doctor advised diet and exercise.” Keep reading »
I loved the first two seasons of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” While the ladies’ beefs in seasons past were petty, this year’s feuds are more, “Really—you have more than three words to say about this microscopic thing?” The most disappointing part for me is Bethenny and Jill. In the past two seasons, they were best of friends and my two favorite characters on the show because they were at least 10 degrees less crazy than the rest of the women. But this season, they’re in a huge fight. Jill is furious Bethenny checked out on their friendship over the summer, while Bobby was sick, and left her a message telling her to, “Get a hobby.” Meanwhile, Bethenny is convinced that Jill is just jealous that she now has a great new husband. If they’d sit down for 15 minutes, they could both apologize and resolve the whole thing. Instead, they’re avoiding each other, creating a ton of tension, and showing outrageous levels of self-absorption in the process.
But their feud reached a fever pitch this weekend, when Bethenny had her baby. Keep reading »
Newlyweds Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are super smiley after their weekend wedding (which was filmed for Bethenny’s upcoming reality show, natch). [NYC, 3/28/10] Keep reading »