Brunch with Bethenny, Dorinda, and Jules

It may be too soon to tell what sort of fit Jules Wainstein will be for The Real Housewives of New York. After all, she’s only been partially broken in by Bethenny Frankel and Dorinda Medley at their couples’ brunch. But what a brunch it was! Admitting she was “excited to meet the infamous Bethenny,” Jules’ first encounter with the Skinnygirl mogul left her a bit bruised – but not beaten.

Jules reveals, “As you can imagine, I’m filled with excitement, worry, bewilderment and a real sense of curiosity to how this is all going to work out. Filming this has been a real experience. It’s been a time for me to explore new things, friends, embrace challenges and reflect on life. Let the journey begin…”


Jules claims she’s excited to join this group of “wonderful” women, adding, “Dorinda introduced me to the group, but I’ve also known Ramona [Singer] for a few years. It’s true I also met Bethenny at her Cinco de Mayo party, which by the way, I’d like to give a shout out to all my ‘Upper East Side Jewishy’ girlfriends! I don’t know what that looks like, but it probably looks like a Chanel bag, so let’s take that as a compliment ladies, LOL.”

Moving on to her first brush with Bethenny, Jules admits in her blog, “I was excited to meet the infamous Bethenny. We have similar friends, kids the same age, and I thought out of this group of girls we had the most in common. I’m not gonna lie, I was kind of caught off guard watching the brunch at Catch, because usually when I meet someone for the first time I like to get to know them. It seems like Bethenny likes to figure out which label fits best…not just with me but clearly with Dorinda, as well, and I feel this may be a reoccurring theme. Anyways, if I remind her of her mother and she is anything like my mom–gorgeous, smart and put together–I’ll take it!”

(Uh-oh. Perhaps the clearly clueless Jules is not quite aware of Bethenny’s deeply troubled relationship with her mother, but something tells me she’ll find out that the comparison to B’s mom is not as complimentary as she might have once hoped!)

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Jules goes on to defend her friends Dorinda and John, who she claims, “get a lot of flack. I feel that if my friends are happy, I’m happy for them. At the end of the day it’s none of my business, but Dorinda is a grown woman, and if she’s happy and having fun, then she deserves to be. John is a sensitive guy. We should all be so lucky to celebrate our relationships monthly. The only reminder I get is the headache Michael gives me for my credit card bill! Haha oopsies…” Oh, lord. Oopsies!? <sigh>

Despite not showcasing the perfect home life during her family’s debut scene (and let’s get real, who among us wants to put our kids on camera and see how that mess shakes out? Yikes!), Jules says she’s happy with her introduction to viewers. She reflects, “Parenting is challenging, and you gotta have some humor while doing it. It’s tough, but I enjoy every moment being with my children and hope to be the best mom I can be. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.”

Leaving us with parting words about the season ahead, Jules teases, “I have to say this season is really gonna knock your socks off! Even I’m excited to sit and watch, and I already know what happens!”


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