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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