This weekend, Bethenny Frankel is relaxing in her fab house in the Hamptons, but the days up to her departure were quite difficult. Since Bethenny practically rivals Andy Cohen with the need to talk about herself in the media, she also has a radio show on Sirius.
As we know, Bethenny and Jason have been in a bitter divorce for almost four years. On her show, Bethenny talks about constantly crying to her driver, Kevin (of the bloody pillow) during all of the divorce proceedings and just wanting everything to be over. When she was doing her show she lived in a corporate apartment and for some reason it seems she didn’t take Brynn there. Instead she would pick her up at her apartment in Tribeca where Jason was squatting and grab some clothes and take Brynn to Barnes & Noble or America Girl. All Bethenny wanted was to be a home with her kid but that was not possible.
This past week, Jason finally moved out of the apartment indicating that everything has finally been agreed upon. Bethenny went back to the apartment for the first time since Jason moved out with a stager to prepare it for sale. When she imagined finally getting the place back she said,”I thought it was going to be like the biggest party ever, I’d be roller skating through there with my top off, my tits hanging out.” But when she walked in emotions just washed over here and she sobbed for hours.
Part of the emotion may have been a very unlikely phone call that Bethenny made the day before. When Bethenny and Brynn were hanging out Brynn randomly asked if her parents were still alive. She told her that he mother was alive and her father was not alive. Brynn said, “I want to meet her.”
Bethenny thought, “Oh God, I’ve got to reach out to her. My daughter is asking about her and she’s asked a couple of times.” So Bethenny broke her 15 years of silence toward her mother and gave her a call. Bethenny has a lot of anger toward her mother especially when she started selling negative stories about her to the tabloids. She feels like her mom is angry because of some of the parts of her childhood that she shared in her books. She said the conversation was “not totally unpleasant.” She told her mom,” This is my truth and I’ve only told about 10% of my truth, and your life is your truth and what got you here and the mistakes that you made. You had me at 20, and I’m not angry. I’m just telling you that my daughter has asked for you. She’s six years old. It was actually not an excruciating conversation. I just feel like I’ve grown up a little in the way that I handled it.”
Bethenny makes it sound like she will be taking Brynn to see her mother wherever she lives and she might fly her step father there as well. I believe he lives in Florida. She says it makes her feel like a grown up to reach out to her mother and to pay for everyone to get together.
You can listen to the first seven minutes of her show below.