Bethenny Frankel is arguably one of the most successful housewives in the franchise and – love her or hate her- she's also one of the best dressed.
Her style started out a little questionable in her early Real Housewives of New York days, but she is rarely seen anything less than NY chic nowadays.
We've rounded up the best and worst of Bethenny's fashion photos (the ones we haven't seen a million times already) from her time as a RHONY cast member through her spinoff shows, Bethenny Getting Married and Bethenny Ever After. I guess you could say it's also a bit of a farewell as Bethenny leaves reality TV behind and steps into her new role as talk show host in just two months!
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Bethenny Frankel is opening up about her boob job ordeal in a new interview with Life & Style magazine.
In the mag’s latest issue, the Bethenny Ever After star admits she got breast implants but says she had them removed a few years ago. Bethenny states that back in 2005, she was feeling unhappy with her natural 34C. She thought her breasts were way too saggy and approached a plastic surgeon to get a lift.
The plastic surgeon however wouldn’t perform the procedure she wanted. “He told me there would be big lollipop scars if I got a lift,” Bethenny, 40, tellsLife & Style. “Being single at the time, I wasn’t comfortable with the idea. He told me he could instead put in a small implant that would give me a lift — not as much as a real lift would but at least a little bit of a lift. So I did it.”
Bethenny says she wasn’t happy with the implants. “I was a D-cup,” Bethenny remembers. “They were still saggy — only now they were bigger! They were saggy and gigantic.”
“I was so uncomfortable. I looked like a stripper,” continues Bethenny. “I don’t think your breasts should be the first thing people notice when you enter a room.”
“The minute I had the money, I was like, ‘Let’s do it,’” says Bethenny adding that she quickly booked an appointment with a surgeon, had the implants removed and went back to her normal size.
“Now I feel comfortable,” says Bethenny. “I feel proportional — and I don’t have saggy boobs anymore. It’s the best feeling ever.” Bethenny adds that her hubby Jason Hoppy is happy with her natural size. “He likes me in a bathing suit and in lingerie — and when I’m naked,” smiles Bethenny.
Interesting comments by Bethenny though her recent photos stemming from 2009 to 2011 still show what appears to be breast implants but we’ll let you be the judge of that with more photos below. Our guess is she might have gotten smaller implants as the above photo of Bethenny in a white bikini from 2009 looks like more than just a lift.
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Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel is probably used to being questioned about her weight by now, after all she did receive some criticism for dropping her baby weight too quickly a year ago. However it is her most recent appearance at a Bravo event this week that is now causing a bit of a stir.
Less than a day after we posted photos of Bethenny, 40, attending Bravo’s Upfront party, a ton of the post comments seem to be about her startlingly thin appearance. While Bethenny has appeared skinner in recent months, her latest appearance seems to be her thinnest yet. Below are some of the comments posted by our readers, most of whom are her fans –
“She does look a bit too skinny, but she is a busy woman.” – Real Moe
“Love Bethenny, and hope she reads this because she is looking seriously anorexic, and it is not at all attractive. She doesn’t look fresh and healthy. She’s looking worn and old. Skinny girl needs to strive for healthy girl.” – Michelle
“Bethenny is one of my favorites…yet she does like too thin…wonder if she is burning the candle at both ends.” – Jada Murray
“Bethenny looks really thin. Almost anorexic. Hope she’s taking care of herself, she’s a mommy now.” – Kari
“Bethenny is way, way, way too thin.” – MamaG
“I love Bethenny but….she is way too thin!” – Jackie
Those are just a few. Bethenny, who has penned best selling books about weight loss, has always been open about her past weight struggles. In fact, she revealed to UsWeekly back in February that she was once obsessed with dieting.
“I spent my entire life being obsessed with dieting,” she said. “Bingeing and then fasting or starving. Forbidding everything. That’s how I used to be: up and down 5 pounds every single day, to the extremes. My metabolism was totally wrecked.”
As stated in some of the above comments, Bethenny does have a busy career and is currently on a book tour in addition to being a mom. Here’s to hoping all is well with Bethenny. Below are some more photos of Bethenny before and after.
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According to a new article by Life&Style, that might be the case with the Real Housewives of New York City stars. An insider at the reunion taping (whom shall be referred to as Susan Saunders, you’ll read why later) gave some reunion show spoilers to the magazine.
Jill The source tells LIfe&Style that Bethenny and Jill came face-to-face for the first time in nine months when thereunion special was taped last Wednesday on May 26.
“Jill extended an olive branch to Bethenny,” says the insider who watched was part of the taping. “Jill seemed very humble and apologized. And she was emotional — of course there were lots of tears. It was a huge turning point for them. Where the relationship goes from here, who knows?”
And as for the fireworks that took place during the reunion? “It was very dramatic,” continues the insider “Kelly was attacked again, Alex was out of control, and Ramona flipped out!”
Now if it wasn’t obvious enough who this “insider” is, the bolded comment should make it pretty obvious that it’s none other than good ol Jill. Something about this entire article has Jill’s little grubby fingerprints all over it. It seems Jill did find a hobby after all – leaking stories to the press that is.
In other news, Bethenny continues to show off her freakish post baby body. The 39-year-old new mom was photographed walking the streets on NYC this weekend looking pretty great. Those photos are below. The NYPost also published a story this weekend claiming Bethenny wanted $100, 000 for her baby pictures, but ultimately gave them to PEOPLE for free when she couldn’t get buyers. Bethenny however denies this in Bethenny fashion telling PageSix, “Actually, it was $100 million.”
My thoughts on Jill & Bethenny – Last season, both Jill and Bethenny started to turn me off with their mean girl behavior. However during the reunion, Bethenny seemed to back off the mean girl act a bit, while Jill continued to be over the top nasty to Kelly, Alex, Ramona and even LuAnn. That pretty much completely turned me off Jill. However when this season started and the Jill & Bethenny feud was making headlines, I thought they were both at fault. I honestly understood why Jill might not want to be friends with Bethenny again and vice versa . I didn’t and still don’t believe Bethenny was a saint in the fued at all.
But I think what turned me off and a lot of fans as well, was Jill’s mean girl behavior in turning Bethenny away. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Jill having a seat down or phone conversation with Bethenny and letting her know she no longer wanted to be friends. The way she went about it was what did her in. The putting Bethenny on speaker phone while crackling with LuAnn in the background was just wrong. I don’t think Bethenny should let Jill back in her life. I think they could be polite acquaintances, but I don’t believe Jill’s reasons for wanting to befriend Bethenny again is sincere at all. Leaking this article to the media is a good example of this. Jill is simply more concerned about her public image at this point. I also think too much has been done and said by both parties. I don’t believe this is a friendship that can be repaired. I would however love to know what you all think.
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Bethenny and Jason welcomed their daughter Bryn on May 8, just in time for Mother’s Day. The baby weighed in at 4 lbs, 12 ounces. Her new show, Bethenny’s Getting Married? is set to debut in June on Bravo.
In other NYC Housewives news, a commenter posted yesterday that Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimonappeared on LXTV show yesterday, during which both ladies accused their other co-stars of being bullies and bullying Kelly. Apparently they both decided to spin last week’s episode into a “cautionary tale about bullying.” While I haven’t seen the appearance, Kelly did post on her twitter that she would be appearing on the show yesterday.
Kelly has also posted on her twitter that she was bullied by the other ladies and that she would use this opportunity to talk to her two daughters about bullying. Nice to see Kelly is still thinking and acting like a insane person.
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The Real Housewives of New York City star tweeted days ago, “honeymoon is magical!” Paparazzi caught up with Bethenny as she honeymooned in St. Barts. And despite being eight months pregnant, Bethenny wasn’t shy about throwing on a bikini. More photos of Bethenny’s honeymoon are below.
On Why She Was Upset About The Article – “There is so much nonsense, and I signed up for it. I will never act like some victim. Don’t hate the player. Hate the game. I just didn’t like feeling that a friend had discussed our private matters with everyone in the world besides me… I didn’t care about the item. I cared about how it got there.”
Her Feelings On Jill’s Email To Kelly – “Jill’s email to Kelly is all part of the “get a hobby” advice. Who even has time to worry about who other people are associating with? I can’t even get over how juvenile picking teams is. I can’t even dignify it with an opinion. it truly doesn’t affect my life whatsoever.”
Her Thoughs On Jill’s Behavior – “As I’ve said on the show, Jill has never met an argument she doesn’t like. When she feels she has a case, she continues to belabor that point to rally troops against her enemy of the moment. For various reasons, she was very excited to have something to use against me over and over again. Everyone has their way of operating and this is how Jill functions.”
Her Feelings On LuAnn – “I wasn’t surprised at all to find out that Jill allowed LuAnn to listen to our conversation. I don’t expect anything whatsoever from LuAnn, so I am never disappointed nor surprised.”
And there you have it. Bethenny also added she has no hope whatsoever for a reconciliation with Jill. Can you blame her?
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