Wow! Talk about being honest!
In case you haven’t followed the Bethenny Saga, the former Real Housewife is returning after leaving for her own spinoff shows about love and marriage. Then, she got a now-cancelled talk show, is still going through a 2-year divorce while living with her estranged husband Jason Hoppy, and she has an adorable daughter Bryn.
Miz Frankel covered so many topics, that we have to give you the highlights:
On returning to the RHONY:
“I don’t think people really know me anymore. Even when doing a talk show, it was very controlled. I felt like I was directing traffic. I didn’t realize how liberating this is… to be exactly who you are. It’s who I am which is so scary. It occurred to me recently. I’m a professional reality star. This is like, my calling… I just feel comfortable in this. There was a point I was a little embarrassed to be a Housewife. Now, coming back, I feel I’m proud to be doing it again. I feel like it is a different show… It seems honest. It seems real. It seems a little… old school.You will not see Bryn on the Housewives. She’s a little girl and I don’t want that for her. We’re adults and we make these decisions for ourselves…. Being a mother changes you. Everything else becomes so non-important. One thing that’s pure and you have to protect and there’s that.”
On her marriage & talk show:
“I don’t really view them as failures. I don’t think of it that way, but I don’t view them as successes. Don’t get it twisted… I think of them as experiences and I really can’t compare the two. They’re very different experiences. We have to talk about them separately. As far as my personal life, to be a failure? Yeahhhh├óΓé¼┬ª It’s just — I’ve been through some pretty negative stuff, and what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. You’re catching me on the back nine right now. I wouldn’t have been able to do the show a year and a half ago. I would have not been enjoyable for many.”
On what marriage taught her:
“I’ve learned that you need to go with your gut. As smart as I am in business…. it’s really why I wrote the book [I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have to]… I’ve learned more from my mistakes than from my successes. Women have this biological clock, you want things to be a certain way and you have this idea of how things are supposed to be. Relationships are really hard, and you have to go with your gut. It’s the best shot you have├óΓé¼┬ª If anybody would ever want to get married to me on television, I would run like a thief in the night. I will never get legally married again, I will never ever be legally married again. Marriage is the ‘Hotel California’: You can check out anytime, but you can never leave.”
On her current relationship status:
“I’m not dating now. I mean I’ve been. I wish that my dating life were as colorful and exciting as it’s written about, but right now I’m kind of at a standstill. I’ve been ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ I’ve dated this year. I’ve had a lot of different experiences, but I have a daughter and I am still married.”
That’s Frank Frankel for ya! We’re sure she’ll find a way to get into all kinds of hijinx this season, which premieres on April 7th, at 9pm on Bravo.
Will U be watching???