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Bethenny Vs Her Momma!

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In a recent interview, Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel gave in-depth insight into her "wild" past. Now, her mother is refuting it all!

While Bethenny painted a picture of a destructive childhood, filled with "alcohol abuse, eating disorders and violent fights" and a mother who was never around, Bernadette Birk tells sources that her daughter is lying and that she in no way came from a "broken home."

Truth is, fans of the Real Housewives of New York don't really know too much about her past as she rarely talks about it. Most of her career, she has embraced her friends and her new hubby's parents as her fam. But Bernadette wants to clear up a few of the facts that Bethenny supposedly altered in her interview, starting with the role of Bethenny's father in their lives. Bernadette reveals:

"She did not come from a broken home and her father did not leave her at 4 years old. I left her father when she was 2 years old and he did not support us with one penny, no alimony…She went to visit her father for the first time at 15 years old. It was the same time she is now claiming she started drinking and doing drugs. I was never aware she was doing this. Even though she is bad mouthing her father she was always after his affection."

Every little girl wants to be loved by their daddy! We can't fault her for that! But as for the other stuff, we'd think you've have to be pretty oblivious not to see drastic weight loss on your child or realize when they are as high as a kite! So, one of you is clearly lying - we're just not so sure which of you it is yet.

But seeing as Bethenny has more to lose, we're going with momma. After she told the story of the last time she spoke to her daughter, we have a feeling that money and possessions mean a bit more to her than her child. Bernadette explains:

"The last time I spoke to her was 10 years ago when she borrowed my car and then demolished it and she left it in her boyfriend's lot and it got stripped. I called her to tell her and she started yelling at me and hung up… and we have never spoken since."

A rough patch, we're sure! Look at the life she has built for herself! That kind of ambition can't be ignored.

Plus, it's hard to believe a daughter wouldn't want a relationship with her mother…or that mother would hold off on rekindling a relationship until there is something in it for her.


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31 comments to “Bethenny Vs Her Momma!”

  1. 1

    The ones stirring the pot are the ONLY one who knows what's in it!!! There's always THREE sides to the story….Bethanny's, Her mother's and THE TRUTH. Stop passing judgement without knowing. Based on Bethanny's petty selfish behavior on the reality show, I wouldn't be surprise. There is such thing as an ingrate child.

  2. 2

    Sounds like a VERY broken home! How can the mom deny that?

  3. 3

    WTF is wrong with her cheeks? Botox overload?

  4. 4

    Bethenny is a pathological liar. She has zero compassion for other humans. She is mentally ill. Her "healthy diet" is aging her in dog years. Don't listen to her.

  5. 5

    Who the hell are you to comment on how a mother and a daughter SHOULD be? You have no idea what all the circumstances are. Sometimes, just cuz you give birth to someone, or just cuz you're born to someone, doesn't mean you automatically love them or they love you. Bethenny is a FameWhore. Period!

  6. 6

    i don't care who wears them, this new nude heels trend is hideous………

  7. 7

    From what she portrays on the show Bethenney has a very skewed view of reality and definitely think the world revolves around her. She is a complete narcissistiv drama queen. That fact that she insists her husband isnt gay and that he "like it so much he put a ring on it" when the truth is she got knocked up so he married her is just laughable. So glad she isnt on the show anymore!!!!

  8. mw says – reply to this


    i believe Bethany's version

  9. 9

    I have never posted on a blog but I had to- your comment about her claims being unbelievable because no daughter would not want a relationship and all mothers are caring is bull. I have not seen my mother in 13 years, I am 25. At this point I don't want a relationship with her, she abandoned me at age 2 and has only thought of herself it seems non stop since then. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a mother who loves them. Team Bethenny.

  10. 10

    What a shitty Mom. Of course she wanted her fathers approval and affection. Maybe she kept Bethany from spending time with her Dad because he didn't pay. ANY man who doesn't help support his children is a loser. Good luck Bethany, to you and your baby. Now you have family.

  11. 11

    Uh, I'm going to believe Bethenny on this one. She had no family at her wedding or child birth, and seems to harbor a lot of ill feelings toward her parents, so I doubt she's lying.

  12. 12

    If she didn't see her Dad until she was 15? Then what was she doing as a child running around a race track?

  13. 13

    Calling someone a LIAR is bullying. Use this rule of thumb when changing: WWED. It's What Would Ellen Do? and she would not call someone a liar. Name calling is bullying.

  14. 14

    Yes, if the three conditions are present that would make it bullying. These three conditions are:
    1.Was it intentionally mean spirited (embarrassing, humiliating or otherwise a put down)?
    2.Was there a power difference between the person doing the name calling and the person being called names?
    3.Was the namecalling repeated?

  15. 15

    It didn't take long for you to start ripping on people again, did it. Hypocrite.

  16. 16

    Perez, you can't take what Bethenny's mother says as the "truth". The way people remember events is very different, depending if they were the adult or the child in the situation. Bethenny is in the public eye, and if asked, can comment on her childhood. Her mother is not in the public eye, and shouldn't comment about Bethenny's past. Bernadette, after all, was supposed to have been the adult, and if she did her "job" as a parent, she would have a relationship with her daughter.

  17. 17

    Sounds like Beth is a survivor. Her parents sound like the nutty ones. Sad - this is the aftermath of her parent's choices. Broken homes break lives.

  18. 18

    I definitely think that Bethenny's version is more truthful than her mother's. Her mom is most likely only coming out and speaking against Bethenny because she's a money grubbing fame whore who thinks she can latch on to her daughter. I like to call this Michael Lohan Syndrome.

  19. 19

    the fact that her mother felt the need to speak out and spin this in her favor tells you exactly who she is.

  20. 20

    Sometimes the only way to fix a toxic family relationship is to remove the person from your life like a cancer before they destroy you.

  21. 21

    When Bethenny is wrong on the housewives show, she always admits it and apologies. Her mother called Bethenny's business number and Mrs. Hoppy her mother in law took a message when Bethenny was in labor. Now "mommy dearest" says she has not spoken to Bethenny in 10 yrs. She tried in May.She did not bring that up. Now that Bethenny is successful, Mommy dearest may want Bethenny to buy her a car as her new granddaughter was not even mentioned by grandma.

  22. 22

    Firstly, if you mean to turn over a new leaf loose the gawdamn white pen and do NOT call people liars!

    As someone who has a mother with borderline personality and strong narcissistic tendencies, I know first hand how diverging their historical recollection can be from reality. So, Bethenny may be 100% honest in her telling. As sad as it may be, some moms can be lousy human beings.

  23. 23

    I would tend to believe Bethenny. I had a crazy upbringing but my mother has conveniently whitewashed her entire memory. She has completely different memories of very important events that she has rewritten to look like the good guy! It drives me crazy, but whatever. Mom's who feel guilty tend to "forget" what actually transpired. Trust me!

  24. 24

    I know from personal expperience that sometimes parents can be in denial of bad things that happened to their children in childhood, sort of pretending things were better than they were.

  25. 25

    Ummmm, yeah…i think i'm going to believe her mom on this one.. If her father left at a certain age why didn't she carry this animosity towards her dad? Very questionable…I understand her mom sent her to boarding school.. She also mentioned the fact that her dad didn't even want to see her when he was on his death bed. Yet, she was still willing to go and see him..and hold onto a relationship with someone who hasn't even been around… So what really happened between Bethenny and her mom? I'm inclined to believe her father had a nice amount of money and maybe she wanted to keep the relationship going to ensure she received some form of insurance settlement money…just my opinion

  26. 26

    Love Bethenny! I thought you were going to stop being a hateful bully Perez! Stop name calling, and get your facts straight!

  27. 27

    I am so sorry, but that is the weirdest face I have ever seen in my life! How does that work, I'm trying to tilt my head at various angles but it still doesn't work. I can understand if she inherited that face off her Mom, she's probably quite pissed off about it, I would be! Perhaps her bloke is a shirtlifter, she does look like a man, maybe he's into that whole he/she thing or getting as close to it as he can without upsetting his Mommy? Big can 'o worms… LOLS!

  28. 28

    The mom sounds so sketchy! So it would've been okay if she was just trashing her dad, but now that she found out that she's "trashing" her, it's not okay. This is so typical though. Someone gets famous, and is getting a lot of recognition, and all of a sudden here comes one of the parents, trying to deny everything and act like they did nothing wrong, and looking for some attention. I don't buy her mothers story, if she really had a problem with how her daughter was acting she would've said something YEARS ago, not wait until a convenient time like this. I don't buy the moms story at all. Bethenny seems like a very intelligent woman, and idk why she would lie about something like that on tv. I believe her.

  29. 29

    Re: boston61 – Cause you know her personally? You're full of it. I don't think any of us know the truth and we probably never will.

    Bethenny always seems like the type of person who craves enjoys friends and family. She wants nothing to do with her mother. That probably isn't a coincidence. Angry narcisistic people rarely admit to being that way. They tend to think everyone else is messed up and caused issues and they are the victims.

    That doesn't mean that her mom is actually that way, we don't know. Its just an alternate possibility.

  30. 30

    well if the mom isnt really involved, then it would be really easy for her not to notice she is doing drugs and has an eating disorder

  31. 31

    That woman is lying from the start while she calls Bethenny a liar. "She's not from a broken home…I left her father when she was 2." No support from father, etc., etc. Well, if that's not a broken home, what is?

    She resented her daughter for wanting to know her own father. Sure, that's healthy. Then she remarried, fought a lot, & got divorced again. Very stable home for a child. Then she says she didn't notice her daughter's problems. Yeah, because you were too busy drinking & purging to notice, lady. Way to go, worst mother of the year!