'Bethenny' Tackles Divorce Rumors
Bethenny Frankel doesn't pull any punches as talk show kicks off
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The “Bethenny Ever After" star dove right into the divorce rumors in the pre-taped premiere episode. She set the record straight about her a relationship with husband Jason Hoppy during a "Men's Panel" segment with Kevin Nealon, D.L. Hughley and Mike Catherwood.
Catherwood actually introduced the topic, saying, “I hate to be the guy who deals with the elephant in the room. How are you doing? I’m hearing the ‘D’ word, divorce, thrown around a lot.”
“Oh, I forgot. Yes, I’ve seen a divorce lawyer. My husband’s seen a divorce lawyer,” Frankel responded sarcastically. “No, I haven’t. It’s Hollywood… You know, I haven’t seen a divorce lawyer. My husband hasn’t seen a divorce lawyer.”
“Those of you who don’t know,” she added, “There is this whole big thing going on and the truth is, I put it all out there on my show. If it’s out there, I’ll tell you. I’m in a good marriage. We have issues. We are not perfect. We work on it every day. We’re committed.”
The “Bethenny” test run will air weekdays in six markets. Though Ellen DeGeneres is an executive producer and mentor to Frankel, viewers in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, Phoenix or Minneapolis shouldn't expect to see another “The Ellen Show."
“Ellen is very different from me,” Frankel said. “I’m very edgy, much more inappropriate… Well, I talk racy, but I’m not racy. Maybe that’s more of a shtick. I’m not wild sexually. But people think I am, because that’s how I talk. I’m actually a little prudish.”
“I have to admit I don’t watch many other talk shows. So I’m not going to be doing what anyone else is doing,” Frankel added.
So what will she be doing? "I want this show to be a conversation. I want it to be about what women talk about when they’re having cocktails – or driving car pool, or on a girls’ night out. I want to talk about marriage and infidelity, money, spa tips, grooming habits – what women talk about. I want to talk to women and share my stories, thoughts and perspective with them. I feel that my experience can help other women improve their lives and help them pursue what they want out of life, whether it be their own business, family, or whatever they desire.”
As in the premiere, celeb guests will be invited to get in on the conversation. Frankel's top picks for the future include Mark Zuckerberg, her old "boss" from “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” and Melinda Gates.
“Bethenny” premieres Monday, June 11, in New York at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT, Los Angeles at 2:00 p.m. ET/PT, Philadelphia at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT, Dallas at 1:00 p.m. ET/PT and Phoenix and Minneapolis at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT on FOX channels on FOX channels.
I love Bethenny she cracks me up. Her and hubby show what they are
dealing with in their real world. They pull no punches it's real life on TV
I also think her show is awesome and will def be a ratings maker!