Bethenny Frankel (born November 4, 1970) is an American reality TV personality, author, entrepreneur, and natural foods chef. She has appeared on the The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, The Real Housewives of New York City and was the subject of the TV shows Bethenny Getting Married? and Bethenny Ever After.
Former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel first announced her unfortunate miscarriage on Today in February, but in the newest Glamour magazine, she opens up with more sad details than ever before.
Bethenny discovered she was pregnant with her second child at age 41, but almost immediately, she knew this pregnancy was different from her first.
That show followed Frankel’s milestones of marrying Jason Hoppy and giving birth to their daughter, Bryn. It evolved into “Bethenny Ever After” in seasons 2 and 3, and stressed her struggles of growing her Skinnygirl cocktail business and making her marriage work. Frankel says her talk show was the natural next stop after revealing so much about her own life.
During the third season of the BRAVO docudrama, Bethenny travels to L.A to see her father, who’s health is declining severely from a bout with leukemia. He was diagnoses with leukemia 10 years before, but went into remission. She returns home a few days later for a scheduled confrontation with Jill Zarin, having not seen her ailing father. He had refused to see her, but does eventually agree to see her right before his death. Robert passed away November 16, 2009.
Frankel and Hoppy announced their engagement last October. The couple met at a nightclub in New York City in November 2008.
The Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel, 38, got married yesterday to fiance Jason Hoppy at the Four Seasons in New York City. However, what’s even more interesting is; I heard it through the grapevine that Bethenny is not only expecting a baby in June (as we all know), but the lucky girl is to star in her very own spin-off reality tv show, Bethenny’s Getting Married.
The Real Housewives star – whose new Bravo reality series, Bethenny Getting Married? chronicles her whirlwind romance with businessman Jason Hoppy and the birth of Bryn – says she has long been estranged from her mom, whom she describes as "extremely volatile. She was never a mother to me."
Frankel, whose entrepreneurial reach includes reality TV, diet books and videos and a novel, stepped into the role of daytime host when “bethenny” debuted Monday. The show’s six-city run on Fox-owned stations is aimed at winning a national niche. There are big names in Frankel’s corner: Ellen DeGeneres, the show’s executive producer, and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
Her famous horse-trainer father out of the picture by the time she was four, Bethenny, whose stepfather is also a trainer, was pretty much raised at the racetrack. “I grew up in a very toxic home. You know, I grew up with alcoholism and bulimia, cigarettes, and I think Freud would say that’s why I was drawn to health.”
Bethenny Frankel is the three-time bestselling author of A Place of Yes, Naturally Thin, and The Skinnygirl Dish. She is the creator of the Skinnygirl brand, which extends to cocktails, beauty, fitness, and health, and the star of her own Bravo TV show. In 2011, Bethenny won a Glamour Women of the Year Award and was named one of the Top 100 Women in Entertainment by The Hollywood Reporter. She is a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. Bethenny lives in New York with husband Jason, daughter Bryn, and dog, Cookie
Her Skinnygirl Margarita drink, which debuted on The Real Housewives of New York City, was just sold to a distributor for $120 million. Her Skinnygirl diet-advice books are New York Times best sellers. She's expanding into lingerie, skin care and self-help books (see her latest, A Place of Yes, in stores near you).