10 Things You Didn't Know About Bethenny Frankel
There's a lot more to learn about Bethenny Frankel.
Thanks to Instagram, we now know that Bethenny Frankel can fit into her four year old daughter’s ‘Hello Kitty’ pyjamas. As wonderful an insight as that was into the former 'Real Housewives' star's life, we need to know more. Here's 10 lesser known facts about Ms Frankel that we managed to dig up. Thought you knew everything about the Skinnygirl? Think again.
Bethenny has made a lot of money from her 'Skinnygirl' brand
1.Bethenny's father was famous too
Bethenny’s father was Bobby Frankel a well known and admired horse trainer. However her parents had a rocky marriage and Bobby eventually walked out on the family when Bethenny was four. Her mother later got re-married, to another horse trainer and Bobby's former best friend, John Parisella.
2.Guess who she used to babysit for
Bethenny used to babysit for none other than sisters Paris and Nicky Hilton. Speaking to the New York Observer in 2009 she said, “Kathy Hilton‘s sister, Paris and Nicky’s aunt, is a very, very good friend.” Adding that she thought the sisters were a "good example of good eating"." You know, they’re not obsessed with food-they sometimes eat a cheeseburger," she said.
3. Acting was Bethenny's first career choice
Frankel initially tried to pursue a career in acting, heading to Los Angeles after graduating from NYU. But Bethenny didn't quite manage to make it in the movies, leaving LA with only three acting credits to her name, all in unheard of movies. Hollywood Hills 90028, anyone?
4. Bethenny spent time at Bayside High
Bethenny’s first television job was working as a production assistant on 90s classic ‘Saved by the Bell’ from 1989 to 1993. Hanging with Zach Morris in his prime? Nice work if you can get it.
5. Jason Hoppy was not her first husband
We all watched when Bethenny tied the knot with Jason Hoppy in 2010, but that wasn't actually her first trip down the aisle. In 1996 she wed her former best friend Peter Sussman. But sadly the marriage was short lived and the couple soon divorced with Frankel blaming a lack of passion in their relationship for the split.
6. Bethenny baked!
Before her Skinnygirl cocktails business took off, Bethenny’s first foodie venture was a healthy cookie company in New York called ‘Bethenny Bakes’.
7. Bethenny is a vegetarian
Bethenny is a vegetarian and is also raising her daughter Bryn on a meat free diet. In 2010 she showed her support for animal rights when she posed nude for Peta as part of their ‘rather go naked than wear fur' campaign.
8. Bethenny’s become a pretty prolific author
Yes she's not just a savvy businesswoman, Bethenny is also quite the author. So far she’s released five books including a novel entitled Skinnydipping.
9. Skinnygirl made a fat profit
Bethenny made a big fat profit off of her Skinnygirl cocktail company. When she sold it off in 2011 she reportedly netted $100million!
10. Bethenny's got a new man
Following her divorce. Bethenny is currently said to be dating Michael Cerussi. Cerussi is 34 year old and has been described as a “super wealthy” financier who goes by the nickname Mac.