She started her television career as one of two finalists on Martha Stewart’s short-lived TV show “The Apprentice”, a spin-off from Donald Trump’s hit show. She then appeared on the Real Housewives of New York City, a reality TV franchise I have never watched, with the exception of the Real Housewives of Vancouver with its irrepressible star, Jody Claman.
To her credit, Ms. Frankel created a beverage company called “Skinnygirl Cocktails”, and later sold it for millions of dollars. I tasted the mojito version once and pronounced it light but adequate.
She’s been married twice: the first marriage lasting a year and the second lasting two years. It was while she was in divorce court this week that her silly behaviour came to the attention of the judge.
Bethany had earlier posted a photo of herself on instagram where she posed in her four-year-old daughter’s pink Hello Kitty pyjamas, very proud of the fact that she could fit into them! The photo went viral.
Justice Ellen Gesmer admonished Ms. Frankel, by telling her lawyer “no more pyjamas!”. When her counsel explained to the judge that it was simply a joke, she replied “It’s not a joke, her child is not a joke.”
With today’s inane celebrity culture, Ms. Frankel has managed to accumulate $55 million dollars in assets, property that her estranged spouse, Jason Hoppy, is hoping to share with her.
Happily for this little family, the parties have agreed to share custody of Brynn, now the fight is just over money, of which Ms. Frankel has lots!