Wow, Andy Cohen is not pussy footing around his BFF, Bethenny. I figured this whole show would be a waste of time (lol, like the other shit we watch isn’t) with Andy doing his usual genuflecting and sucking up but right off the bat he says that she is returning to the housewives on the heels of two big failures, her marriage and her talk show. That seems kind of unnecessary, but hopefully it means he will ask some good questions.
Bethenny says that she really can’t talk about the talk show being a negative experience because it would make her seem ungrateful for the experience and she is not. She says she didn’t enjoy being a talk show host. That seems like an odd statement I hope he follows up on. Bethenny says everyone wants a talk show, and everyone thinks it is so easy. She says particularly “housewives” want a talk show and it’s not easy.
Wow. Bethenny and Jason are STILL not divorced. Bethenny doesn’t answer the question about where she lives because she can’t say she doesn’t live in the apartment with Jason because that would allow Jason to say that Bethenny has abandoned her residence. I had heard that Bethenny had purchased an apartment near to the one she technically shares with Jason just to have a place to go. However, it seems that she has to overnight in her place with Jason occasionally for legal reasons. Bethenny says we will see her living situation play out on the show.
Andy asks if there is one thing that broke up her marriage. Bethenny plugs her book on relationships in her answer. Because everyone wants a relationship book by someone who titles it I Suck At Relationships (So You Don’t Have To) I guess it is better than an evil hypocrite with a penchant for judging strippers vajazzings writing a book on how to be a southern belle, but now by much. Bethenny says the core issue was there was no mutual respect. Bethenny says that fame and attention and money does not bring out the best in everybody. Money really is the root of all evil.
Bethenny says that in relationships there are little signs along the way and women are good at ignoring them. Bethenny says she would never get married again on television. In fact, she will never be legally married again. (Famous last words).
Andy asks why she came back to the housewives. She said because she doesn’t think people know who she is anymore. In other words, she’s a fame whore. At least she admits it. Sort of. She says reality TV is very liberating whereas her talk show was full of restrictions. She misses the connection with the viewers. Bethenny says that she has realized that she is a professional reality star. It’s her calling. Andy says that two years ago it seemed to him she felt she was too big to be a housewife. She does say that there was a time where she was embarrassed to be a housewife (so she was sane briefly). She basically says that it is a different show now (unspoken: without Jill Zarin) and she is proud to be on the show once again it seems a little bit old school. Well, that sounds good. I’d love some old school RHONY.
Andy says that Bethenny came into the show more vulnerable than he has seen her in a while. Brynn will not be scene on the housewives. Bethenny and Carole get along well. Bethenny and Heather not so much. Andy asks if the other housewives are responsible for all of the negative press about her being hard to film with and not supportive of the other housewives ventures. I can’t believe Bravo uses ROL headlines about this. UGH. Bethenny says that other housewives are absolutely responsible for the bad press she says she will go to X person’s event and the very next day it’s in the tabloids. Um, regardless of who is doing the sourcing, that is how blogs and social media work Bethenny. Someone goes to an event and contacts a blogger with information. Bethenny says people are ratting her out left and right and she knows who does it and that effects how she deals with them. Bethenny says she never ever leaks anything about anyone because they are all on the same team. It doesn’t sound like they are all on the same team. It sound like there is #TeamBethenny and #TeamWhoeverBethennyDoesn’tLike. It sounds like Heather may be the captain of the second team which may cause issues between Heather and Carole.
Andy discusses he tremendous wealth from SkinnyGirl. Bethenny says that there are 14 components to her business and that the liquor was just one. The business is thriving. OOPS! THERE IT IS. Before watching this show, I had heard that Jason’s attorneys were planning on using something Bethenny said on this show against her. Clearly, the custody issue has been resolved and these two are still fighting over money. Bethenny is not on TV saying her business are thriving and not denying that she sold the liquor component for $130 million, and that is just a part of her company. She will pay for that.
Bethenny says she ran into Jill at a huge party in The Hamptons over the summer and they exchanged pleasantries and kept moving. She says she has not seen Alex who has since moved to Australia.
Andy asks Bethenny what she thinks about Nene. She says she likes Nene’s company she makes her laugh. She can’t be the same person she was on season one with she didn’t have any money.
He asks about her reaction to Teresa going to jail. He says it seemed like the two of them had a funny relationship through the years. Really? All I remember is when Tre was making her Fabellini crap she made a point to be sure it didn’t taste “diety” like Bethenny’s stuff. Oh that is what they are talking about. Bethenny says it all started when she used to blog about RHONJ for some place online and apparently Teresa got her feelings hurt and it became kind of a cowardly battle. Bethenny says that she can’t think of anything worse than having to be away from their kids. Bethenny says that she is shocked that people come on reality TV which skeletons in their closet. Then, oddly she mentions that she has been friends with Lisa Rinna since way before the housewives. Did the skeletons topic remind her of that?
Andy asks if she is dating anyone. She says she are not. Lie detector results show deception. Bethenny says that she wishes that her dating life was as colorful as it appears in the tabloids. She says she has dated this year, but she has a daughter, she is technical still married and she seems a bit afraid to trust her judgment again.
Okay, not much there they both think that the new season of RHONY is good, but what else would they say, that it sucked? We were hoping for something so much better, but this is what we got?
The thing about having crazy hormone issues is that the first thing to go is your figure and the next thing to go is your memory. I can’t remember how I really feel about Bethenny. I think I liked new struggling poor Bethenny, I am not sure how I will feel about filthy fucking rich Bethenny.