Bethenny Frankel has done a lot of reality television from Real Housewives of New York to Skating With The Stars to Bethenny Ever After, but it’s her outlook on life and sheer determination that got her to where she’s at today – on the cover of Forbes magazine and living a very rich life.
Frankel sat down for an exclusive interview with Famecrawler earlier today (June 15) where she opened up about her past on RHONY, having more babies, and where she sees herself in the future.
On being a business woman first: “I did always see myself as a business woman. Being involved with reality television was just a larger stage to get me to where I was hoping to go.”
On Real Housewives of New York: “Without the Housewives, originally called Manhattan Moms, it just would have taken me longer to get where I am. I have no interest in returning to the show. They asked me to come back this season, but I am past that. I was single when I did the show and there was always fighting. I don’t think it would be appropriate to continue on with it while having my daughter Bryn.”
On her determination to build her brand: “My sight was always set on getting my own spinoff. I had talked to a friend who writes for the Post and I had mentioned that I would do RHONY for about three years and then have my own show. And it worked out in my favor.”
On Season 3 Of Bethenny Ever After: “I wouldn’t want to focus on another pregnancy, because we’ve been there, done that. Mentally, it’ll be more. I think it’ll probably focus more on how difficult it is, having more money – what feels right and what doesn’t. We’ve been discussing buying another apartment.”
On her family’s healthy habits: “I would love for Bryn to be a vegetarian. But I believe in moderation. I treat everything with balance. As far as medicine is concerned, it’s often difficult to make decisions. I’m often stubborn with medicine. If I’m sick I hold off on the doctor for as long as possible. But when my baby is concerned, I take no chances.”
On her involvement with Children’s Health Fund: “The children’s charity spoke to me highly because of my daughter. We do Skinnygirl Gives Back in which we always pick a different charity to endorse. The Clorox Company and CHF have teamed up to help provide health care to the nation’s most medically underserved children and their familes, and to bring ongoing care to disadvantaged kids in need of checkups.”
For each check-in made, Clorox will donate 10 cents, up to one million check-ins, to CHF, helping support their goal of providing half a million health care visits to disadvantaged children across the country. Together, Frankel, Clorox, and CHF encourage everyone to share as many health habits as possible. Health habits can include everything from disinfecting hard surfaces to help prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses, choosing water over soda for lunch or even walking the dog (just as Bethenny and Cookie can be spotted doing in TriBeCa.)
[Photo via Pacific Coast News.]