Bethenny Frankel is open and outspoken, but you’ve probably never seen her like this! Earlier today Bethenny sat down with iVillage Chief Correspondent Kelly Wallace and talked about her push-up incident and why she’s happy she took her husband’s advice.
Regarding her wardrobe malfunction on Anderson Cooper:
“I just had no idea that doing a push-up would turn into such a YouTube and web phenomenon, I mean this is crazy, I am so happy that I had underwear that were nice because I have had these sort of nude colored, they call it commando panties that are just kind of, just boring, they are not that interesting. And my husband hates them and he was like you need to get interesting, sexy panties, so last week I bought colorful panties. And I happened to by the grace of God be wearing the same colored panties as my shoes. I mean the odds of that are the odds of my dress flying over my head doing push-ups actually.”
What did her husband have to say?
“He said can you imagine those other, the nude colored panties being on TV… The problem is that this is such a misrepresentation of me because it makes me look like someone who matches my panties to my shoes. “
“I love that I am being made to be this fancy, you know fashionista when it comes to the undergarments and I’m not but I’ll take it… “
“I don’t know. I just think it’s funny. It’s ridiculous. It’s just something that would only happen to me. That’s the one thing that everyone who knows me says.”
How did it happen in the first place?
“He was talking about things that I’ve been known to do and I have been known to do a push-up in a tight cocktail dress at a party. And when he said, do you want to, do you want to go, instead of like just kneeling down and doing it which seemed awkward, I kind of went from up to down, there was like a momentum there and it flew… So instead, I was like boom… And I was like, ‘Oh yeah.”
At least she has a nice butt:
“I appreciate it but anybody would be a little taken aback. I mean, wear nice panties. I always will. I did today… (About her previous panties?) Well they were nice, they weren’t bad, they just weren’t interesting and now I’m wearing colorful cute panties.”
PICS: Reality star Bethenny Frankel and husband Jason Hoppy spotted out and about with their daughter Bryn in New York City (Fame/Flynet)
Reality star Bethenny Frankelshares that fame didn’t make people treat her differently, but making wads of cash with her Skinnygirl line did. She tells Forbes Woman her tale of woe:
“The most difficult thing in my journey is the way that people have reacted to my making money. Money brings out a really vicious side in other people. It surprises me because you always think about people making money and it changing them, you never think about it changing everything else. Fame isn’t the thing that changed the people around me, but money is.”
“People look at you differently. People make up stories about you. People speculate about what you’ve had and what you’ve done and really try and tear you down and I had no idea that would be the case. And I think it’s really despicable.”
Bethenny Frankel went on the Today Show this morning to promote the third season of her Bravo show, ‘Bethenny Ever After’, and ended up talking about a recent hardship. She and husband Jason Hoppy suffered a miscarriage when she was only 8 weeks pregnant.
“We were pregnant with a second baby, and at eight weeks I miscarried. That was a very emotional experience, and it had a lot of different things that came with it.
There are so many emotional things that come with it that it’s hard to really put into a small conversation. You go through a roller coaster of emotions. About your age, about being a woman, about can you have another baby, are you a failure to your partner, about what if my husband married someone younger you go through a million different things.”
She said the miscarriage didn’t happen during filming, and she’s not sure if she’ll try for any more children.
Bethenny Frankel is a strong business woman and proud mom, but with so much happening over the last few years, Bethenny reveals that her marriage to Jason Hoppy has been a struggle. “My marriage is not perfect,” Bethenny admits in the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now.
Things have become so strained between the two, they don’t even have sex anymore. “Intimacy is challenging,” the star reveals in the upcoming season of Bravo’s Bethenny Ever After. “Jason’s penis has cobwebs on it.”
Bethenny let down her guard and admitted things have been overwhelming since she met Jason in 2008, explaining that she “unintentionally crammed everything in.” She’s gone from single girl to a married mom of 20-month-old daughter Bryn and author of four books, and she’s seen her Skinnygirl brand become a smash.
“Jason and I are just settling into what married life really is, without the excitement of a wedding and the baby,” Bethenny told Life & Style at the Television Critics Association press-tour panel on Jan. 7. “We come from totally different backgrounds, and we’re going through it. I’m in therapy. I’ve always been good at business, but I’ve always struggled with relationships.”
Bethenny Ever After premieres February 20 at 9p.m. on Bravo.