Bethenny Frankel Opens Up About Cookie’s Death, Luann de Lesseps’ Divorce, & Which Housewives Donated To Hurricane Relief

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 14177 -- Pictured: Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo)

How did Bethenny Frankel have time and energy to appear on Watch What Happens Live? She’s so busy running her empire, raising her daughter, saving the world, and everything else she has going on. To make matters worse, her beloved dog Cookie just passed away and she still managed to make it to the clubhouse to talk with Andy Cohen.

Bethenny really can do it all: in good times and in bad she is really killing it.

Andy announced, “This is a really sad day. In all honesty, your dog Cookie who we’ve all gotten to know and love- your dog of seventeen years- passed away today. You honored your commitment and are here. I don’t know how. I really appreciate it.”

Bethenny told the host, “You’ve been so sweet. You love your dog Wacha so much. She had a beautiful life. It was a little bit of a torturous ending because I was with my daughter and she had a very, very, long, long seizure and it was brutal. You don’t think about the little things like the vet being forty five minutes away and I had my seven year old. It was not pleasant, but you know what, she lived a really long and amazing life.” She also took the time to thank her fans for their support on social media, saying, “You all have been so unbelievable. Thank you so much.”

Then the conversation shifted to Bethenny’s hurricane relief efforts. He told her, “I am so proud of you. We are all so proud of you for the work you have done for the hurricane victims.” He added, “The value of Bethenny’s totaled efforts is four million dollars and growing.” Bethenny corrected him, “It’s over like ten million dollars now.” Wow. She also shared, “You’ve been very generous, too, though. I want you to know that Andy, long before it was cool to be charitable, fell in and I appreciate it. Thank you.”

Andy said what we were all thinking, “I’m impressed. If anyone can get it done, it’s this one.”

A caller wanted to know if any Housewives donated. Bethenny revealed, “Tinsley [Mortimer] was the first one and she came in very, very big. Ramona [Singer] donated twice. Dorinda [Medley] was in a cooking competition and donated the proceeds.” Outside of the New York City ladies, Bethenny shared, “Lisa Rinna made a nice donation.”

And just when it seemed to be the most harmonious Watch What Happens Live episode of all time, Andy had to ask Bethenny, “What was your reaction to Luann [de Lesseps] and Tom’s [D’Agostino] divorce?” She didn’t hesitate to say, “Well you had the most sappy, ridiculous, seer sucker, Sag Harbor special. You were like ‘shock waves sent through the nation’ and I’m like ‘did you mean obvious waves?’ I love you, Luann, like an ex frienemy, but it wasn’t shock waves.” Andy couldn’t even argue with that and laughed uncontrollably as Bethenny said it.

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