Bethenny Frankel’s radio show (B Real With Bethenny) this week was all over the place topic-wise. She not only revealed that she’s been in contact with her estranged mother and that Jason moved out of her Tribeca apartment, but she also shared that she’s writing another book! Bethenny also explained that she had a hand in Julianne Wainstein getting hired on The Real Housewives of New York!
Earlier on WWHL, Bethenny shared that she knew Jules and Michael were divorcing before they came on the show. A radio caller asks Bethenny to expand on what she knew about Jules and Michael’s divorce before the show started airing. “I’ll only speak about my personal situation. I’m only speaking about what I know – I don’t know them very well. I know people who know them in common. Everyone says that Dorinda is the reason Jules is on the show, which doesn’t really matter to me, but I definitely was a big part of that, too, but I was more of behind-the-scenes.”
She continued, “She had been at a party of mine two years ago for Cinco de Mayo and I kind of clocked her [she was on Bethenny’s casting radar] and then when we were casting I called my friend who I met her through and said ‘what do you think about her being on the show?’ I didn’t realize she was already talking to Dorinda and Bravo. But Bravo definitely trusts me – I’ve been on the show a long time.” She says they asked her if she thought Jules would be good or not. “I definitely pushed her through because there were a bunch of different people.” She jokes that she’s not saying she’s the best caster exactly since she’s responsible for Aviva Drescher’s hiring… She says Jules probably doesn’t even realize that she had a part in her being cast.”
Bethenny says that their friends in common later mentioned that Jules and Michael were on the outs and that Jules was doing the show to kind of like get divorced as a “lily pad” to get a divorce. Sort of like a Camille/Kelsey situation.
Bethenny then revealed that she is writing another book. She’s meeting with her book agent and her tentative title is “How To Not Get F**ked In Your Divorce.” She’s starting all the way back with dating and says it won’t be just about getting married and divorced. Bethenny promises it’s not going to be written from a bitter perspective, she just wants to forewarn people about things like what NOT to bother calling the lawyers about because it will just drain your money. She says that the judges have hundreds and hundreds of cases and they’re only reading the giant bold print. “If you’re not putting lit cigarettes out on your kid, they don’t give a shit about the minutia that we all think is important.” So, just to know that is big. Bethenny also says that she’s not a fan of the prenup because it almost poisons the relationship from the start. She does reiterate that she’s in a very happy place right now.
TELL US – WOULD YOU READ BETHENNY’S NEW BOOK? WHAT DO YOU WISH SOMEONE HAD TOLD YOU BEFORE YOU GOT MARRIED/DIVORCED?
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