The nuptials were filmed for Bethenny’s upcoming reality show – Bethenny’s Getting Married, and the Today Show reported yesterday that OK magazine has purchased the wedding images, so expect to see some exclusive images in this week’s issue.
The paparazzi was however present at the Four Seasons were the wedding took place, and were able to get photos of Bethenny and some of her guests before and after the event.
Bethenny tweeted Monday morning, “I’m a real housewife! On way to honeymoon. best night of my life. your messages were so beautiful & sentimental. have a great week tweeps!”
As for the wedding details, the wedding took place Sunday afternoon at the Four Seasons Hotel in NYC. Guests included castmates Alex McCord, Ramona Singer and “Today” show co-host Hoda Kotb. Ramona told People.com, that the wedding was the “Rolls Royce of weddings!”
As we previously reported, Bethenny’s former BFF Jill Zarinwas not invited. Jill has however wished Bethenny all the best in the press.
It has also been reported that the wedding ,which cost over an estimated $200,000 was paid for by Bravo, as it was filmed for Bethenny’s upcoming reality show – Bethenny’s Getting Married. Bethenny might have also gotten a deal with a magazine for the right to publish her wedding photos. Bidding for that was said to be around $25,000.
Bethenny, 39, met businessman Jason back in 2008. The two are expecting their first child in June.
No word yet on if Bethenny will now be known as Bethenny Hoppy.
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Excerpts from Bethenny’s interview with Zap2it below -
Jill really took that “get a hobby” voice message to heart. What do you think about her keeping it that long and the fact she plays it for people?
I know. That to me is shocking. Yeah, at a certain level, I have trust in people. So, I was just completely shocked. The thing is I say it got disproportionate to what it originally was. It escalated. I meant everything I said on that message. She didn’t play the entire message. I’m not sure why she didn’t want everyone to hear the whole message. I meant everything I said, but the playing for other people is like somebody opening up your journal. I didn’t blast it out to 20 people.
Knowing how much she cares about that line, have you apologized at least for that part of the message or are you going to?
You know what I say on marriages and relationships? It’s never about what it’s about. Something small happens and there’s something much more massive underneath it. Sometimes the aftershock is worse than the original earthquake kind of thing. I think that what happened after became so much more enormous, as you’ll see throughout the season, that I was reaching out. To get to the place where I am now, where it’s become a much different thing. Other things were said. Other things were done. It really became a whole other issue.
Kelly recently posed for Playboy. Would you ever pose for Playboy?
At this point in my life, not even because I’m pregnant, that would not be a good business decision for me. With business, it’s like a thread. Everything needs to adhere to that line. There would be no reason, no upside to posing for Playboy for me. It would not be good for my brand. I think for somebody like a Heidi Montag, where she was sort of on her way down, I think that was a good thing to do. It depends on what your endgame is. Posing nude for PETA, that was for charity and not really about business, but it wouldn’t hurt my brand. I just don’t think that posing for Playboy has anything to do with anything that I am.
Last season, you had a problem with Ramona’s statement that Jill likes to adopt the underdog and she was referring to you. Do you see some truth to that statement now?
It happens with girlfriends all the time. When you’re down and out, people rally around you. It’s easy for you to be the one that’s the needy one. When you’re not the underdog anymore, things shift. Yeah, I do think there was something to what Ramona said. I didn’t see it at the time or I didn’t choose to see it, but I can understand why she said that. Absolutely.
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Life & Style magazine also reported that Bethenny and her fiance Jason Hoppy will be getting married on March 28, which is next Sunday. With the wedding so close, Bethenny reveals she still has a lot of planning to do. “I have to get through the planning — there are a lot of details that I don’t really have time for.”
Bethenny also gushes about her fiance Jason, “Jason’s the most supportive man. He’ll be Mr. Mom. I’ll come home, and he’ll be reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting. I’ll ask, ‘How big is the baby? Let me know when it’s the size of a watermelon.’ He’s amazing.”
The question on everyone’s mind seems to be which of her co-stars will be in attendance? As it has been widely publicized, Bethenny has feuded quite a bit with some of her fellow housewives. New housewife on the block, Jennifer Gilbertrevealed to HollywoodLife that “I know Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps are not going.” Jennifer continued, “I know Ramona is going, but I don’t know if anyone else is going.” Jennifer also confirms she wasn’t invited.
Bethenny has declined to talk about which housewives will be attending her wedding. She also denied a NYPost story that claimed she moved up her wedding date just so it could be televised. “I find it so funny,” Bethenny told Zap2it. “You don’t have to be Angela Lansbury to figure out if my show is called ‘Bethenny Getting Married,’ that maybe there might be a wedding on the show. If it was called “Bethenny’s Climbing a Mountain,” hopefully I would arrange to be on a mountain.”
And there you have it, Bethenny will be tying the knot this Sunday.
OK magazine caught up with the 39 year-old reality star who shared that though her wedding is just days away, she is not nervous about anything. “I’m not nervous about getting married,” reveals Bethenny. “This whole part in between the planning, the rehearsal dinner, showers and girly stuff that’s the part that’s annoying. I just want to roll down the aisle and then I’ll be happy.”
And what is Bethenny, who is due in June, looking forward to the most about married life with fiance Jason Hoppy? “We have the best time,” she said. “We laugh, he’s the sweetest person, he’s a great partner, he’s so caring, and we’re bringing a baby into this world together.”
As for what her wedding will be like, Bethenny explains, “It’s going to be a really beautiful, classic New York wedding.”
Though Bethenny did not reveal the exact date of her wedding, it’s safe to assume it will be sometime this weekend. Her co-stars Ramona Singer and Alex McCord have been invited, no word on whether former BFF Jill Zarin was invited.
Bethenny had said in past interviews that she intended to marry fiance,Jason Hoppy, after giving birth, so why the sudden change? Well the NYPost is reporting Bethenny changed the date of her wedding to fit Bravo’s shooting schedule for her upcoming reality show – ‘Bethenny’s Getting Married?’
The Post reports Bethenny’s wedding will take place at the Four Seasons and the invitations which have been sent out stated the following - “This event will be videotaped and re corded for use in and in connection with the television pro gram tentatively entitled ‘Bethenny’s Get ting Married?’ By attending, you are consenting to the use of your name, voice and likeness in and in connection with ‘Bethenny’s Getting Married?’ and any other production, in any and all media now known or later devised, worldwide, in perpetuity, including in advertisements and promotions.”
Another “source” is however telling The Post Bethenny might have had another reason for pushing up her wedding date. “If she’s a heavily pregnant bride, she’ll get more attention. The other housewives are so grossed out by how fake she is, none will attend the wedding unless Bravo makes them,” says the insider. “She doesn’t even want the other wives at her wedding. She feels she’s a bigger star.”
The second episode of the NYC Housewives titled “Dueling Labor Day Parties” airs tonight and we can expect another big blow up between Ramona and the Countess herself.
Tonight’s episode features the ladies in the Hamptons where it just so happens there are two big labor day parties happening at the same time. LuAnn doesn’t want to go to Ramona‘s party, due to “Countlessgate” — LuAnn confronted Ramona during the last episode about her husband Mario referring to her as being Countless.
This all leads to a big blow up, and we somehow end up with Ramona calling LuAnn a slut, a Countless slut to be politically correct. As expected, things take a turn for the worse from that point on. Most of the other housewives have all made comments at some point about LuAnn openly flirting with other men while she was still married.
Also happening tonight, Bethenny gets invited to dinner by her then boyfriend Jason Hoppy, during which he reveals he is not happy with their current living situation and then tells Bethenny he wants them to move in together. A preview clip of this is below -
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The 39 year-old mom to be recently dished on her upcoming wedding to fianceJason Hoppy. “I find that just looking at dresses, I have Bridezilla moments,” says Bethenny who is currently filming her new reality show – Bethenny’s Getting Married? “You feel like an 8-year-old, trying on things and getting stuck in a dress, and I’m like, ‘Get me the hell out of here!’”
In true Bethenny fashion, she makes it clear she isn’t going to be the typical bride. “I don’t care about stuff -– the dresses and all that. It’s not me,” she says. ”I’m not the shopper, and everyone knows that I don’t like to transact. I don’t like the stores and registering and all that stuff. So I’ve been sort of doing it, but I don’t love that.”
And when it comes to her baby’s sex, Bethenny reveals she is still in the dark about that. “I want to know what I’m having, but my fiancé won’t let me find out. My fans think it is a boy. They say a girl steals your beauty and I don’t look deformed yet,” she says.
When asked what it was like to film while pregnant, she shares, “It was a really crazy season. I don’t know how they could top it. It was like a full moon everyday. Being pregnant and emotional, it was impossible. There are a lot of things turned upside down. Alliances have changed and friendships have had some tests.”
Since posing nude for PETA went rather well, can we be expecting Bethenny in Playboy anytime soon ala costar Kelly Bensimon? “Maybe I’d take pictures with my baby but Playboy, that’s not where I am. I’m 39, it’s like ‘Enough already.’ Playboy would be a terrible decision for me. It has nothing to do with what I’m doing [or] the brand I’m building,” reveals Bethenny.