Bethenny Frankel is an American television personality, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author who was born on November 4, 1970. She appeared in eight of the thirteen seasons of the Bravo television series The Real Housewives of New York City from its launch in 2008. In 2005, she came in second place on the NBC reality competition series The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. She has now gone on to star in her own shows, including the Bravo spin-offs Bethenny Ever After (2010–2012) and Bethenny & Fredrik (2018), as well as the FOX daytime talk program Bethenny (2013–2014) and the HBO Max reality competition series The Big Shot with Bethenny (2021).
Frankel is the only child of horse trainer Robert J. Frankel and interior designer Bernadette Birk. Her father was a German-Jewish immigrant, while her mother was a Welsh Roman Catholic. Frankel’s father abandoned her mother when she was four years old. Her mother married horse trainer John Parisella, an Italian Catholic when she was five years old.  Frankel recalls having a rough upbringing. Frankel claims that her mother “was always drinking” and had violent arguments with her stepfather.
From 1996 to 1997, Frankel was married to Hollywood executive Peter Sussman. In March 2010, she married pharmaceutical sales executive Jason Hoppy. Bryn is their only child. Frankel filed for divorce in January 2013 after the pair split in December 2012. In June 2014, a custody arrangement was signed, followed by a financial settlement in July 2016. The divorce between Frankel and Hoppy was completed in January 2021. Paul Bernon, a film producer, is her fiancé.
Frankel has a severe seafood allergy and was sent to the hospital in December 2018 after eating fish soup. She has subsequently urged that airlines stop serving fish, claiming that being in the proximity of cooked seafood in an enclosed commercial aircraft jet poses a risk to people with fish allergies.
Bethenny Frankel Joins the Cast of ABC’s “shark Tank”:
From the Real Housewives of New York City to Shark Tank, Bethenny Frankel is making the transition. The reality star appears to be an unlikely candidate for ABC’s Shark Tank. After all, on Bravo, she’s notorious for her crude remarks. Bethenny promoted her slim figure, and the rest is history. Her success is most likely due to her status as a reality star. People prefer to buy worthless items from reality stars, such as wine and cosmetics. Does that qualify her as a capable businesswoman? Certainly not.
For Season 9, Bethenny Frankel will participate as a guest shark. On Monday, May 15, she announced it on Twitter. According to Page Six, the 46-year-old will join sharks Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, and Kevin O’Leary. It’s also been stated that, as is customary, the female sharks would rotate during the season. It’s an indication that a guest shark will join them in the tank when just four of them are seated in a single episode.
Bethenny Frankel isn’t the only celebrity who has entered the shark tank. Alex Rodriguez, a former baseball player, will also be a guest shark. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Glaceau and Bai creator Rohan Oza, and Spanx founder and owner Sara Blakely are the other three visitors. Bethenny Frankel does not belong to this group of people. However, the Skinnygirl creator and CEO have picked quite a lot of business knowledge along the road.
The RHONY star recently promoted her company’s new deli meat line, which is currently available at Publix supermarkets. Shapewear, T-shirts, caps, accessories, books, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, popcorn, and kitchen appliances are all part of her Skinnygirl brand. She also had a brief skincare brand that was sold at most Walmart locations.
According to Bankrate.com, Bethenny Frankel has a net worth of $25 million. She wasn’t constantly surrounded by luxury. She traveled to Los Angeles after graduating from NYU to seek a career as an actor. She ended up in crappy horror movies and TV series. Bethenny was even a babysitter for wealthy families.
When she was cast on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City, she got her big break. She returned to the Real Housewives of New York in 2016, earning $40,000 each episode, according to reports. Despite selling her Skinnygirl brand in 2011, she continues to profit from it. It’s all part of an arrangement that gives her a cut of all crop sales.