16 Things You Never Knew About ‘RHONY’ Star Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel

16 Things You Never Knew About ‘RHONY’ Star Bethenny Frankel

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16 Things You Never Knew About ‘RHONY’ Star Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel has become one of the most notorious Housewives of all time. Her no-nonsense personality has made her a favorite with viewers and everyone was happy with her return to RHONY in Season 7.

She has built an empire with her Skinnygirl brand, and is one of the franchise's most successful cast members ever.

To find out more about the Queen B, click through the gallery.

Real Housewives of New York airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.

16 Things You Never Knew About ‘RHONY’ Star Bethenny Frankel
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She’ll be a guest judge on ‘Shark Tank’ next season

I guess I am a shark after all. Watch out @sharktankabc - comin' for u this fall. Are you as excited as I am? #sharktank

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She’ll be a guest judge on ‘Shark Tank’ next season

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Season 9 of Shark Tank will debut this fall, and Bethenny won’t be the only guest judge. She’ll be joined by Spanx creator Sara Blakely, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Glaceau mogul Rohan Oza, and retired MLB player Alex Rodriguez.


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Jason Hoppy is her second ex-husband

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Jason Hoppy is her second ex-husband

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We all know the tumultuous divorce she endured with Jason, but Bethenny has actually been married before. In 1996 she married her friend Peter Sussman. She admitted she married too young and that Peter was never the one. The marriage only lasted a year.


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She appeared on ‘The Apprentice: Martha Stewart’

She appeared on ‘The Apprentice: Martha Stewart’

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In the show’s only season in 2005, Bethenny finished in second place, losing to Dawna Stone. When Martha appeared on Bethenny’s now cancelled talk show, she admitted that she was a pest during the competition.


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She worked on the ‘Saved By the Bell’ set

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She worked on the ‘Saved By the Bell’ set

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During the Malibu Sands episodes of SBTB, Bethenny served as a production assistant on the set.


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She and Kyle Richards have been friends forever

25 years of friendship & we still laugh so hard we cry. #tbt @kylerichards18

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She and Kyle Richards have been friends forever

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The two ladies were besties years before the Housewives was even a concept — over 25 years, in fact! She has also been close with Kyle’s sister Kathy.


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She used to babysit for Paris and Nicky Hilton

She used to babysit for Paris and Nicky Hilton

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Whenever it was needed, Bethenny would babysit the now notorious socialites for her friends.


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She attended NYU

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She attended NYU

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Bethenny is an NYU alumna and has given speeches there.


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She’s all about yoga

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She’s all about yoga

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You can find tons of shots on Bethenny’s Instagram page of her doing various yoga poses.


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She’s a massive bargain shopper

She’s a massive bargain shopper

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Even though she’s a mega-millionaire, B admits she won’t pay retail for anything!


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She had a food brand before Skinnygirl

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She had a food brand before Skinnygirl

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Her first venture in the food business was a company called Bethennybakes. The line featured healthy cookies and never took off.


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She loves to gamble

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She loves to gamble

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When you’re worth over $25 million, you can afford to toss around some chips.


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She has a mega crush on Rihanna

She has a mega crush on Rihanna

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Who doesn’t?


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She wanted to get into acting

U ain't seen nothin' yet. Here we go #RHONY

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She wanted to get into acting

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Before she realized she had a knack for business, Bethenny wanted to get into acting. She even went topless in the horror film Hollywood Hills, 90028.

The movie has become a topic on the current season of RHONY.

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She’s written eight books

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She’s written eight books

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Her bibliography includes Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting, The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life, Body by Bethenny: Body-sculpting Workouts to Unleash Your SkinnyGirl, A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life, Skinnydipping: A Novel, Skinnygirl Solutions: Simple Ideas, Extraordinary Results, Cookie Meets Peanut, and I Suck at Relationships So You Don't Have To: 10 Rules for Not Screwing Up Your Happily Ever After.


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She’s a vegetarian

Treat urself, don’t cheat urself

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She’s a vegetarian

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She’s even raising daughter Bryn to follow the same lifestyle.


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She made tons of money off the sale of Skinnygirl

Quick, easy, & so delish. Ur gonna love! Find at a @Publix near u @ the #linkinbio. #meatthenewgirls #skinnygirlhasgoodtaste

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She made tons of money off the sale of Skinnygirl

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Rumors suggest Bethenny made between $80 and $120 million for her sale of the Skinnygirl cocktail company to Beam Inc. in 2011. 

She still receives profits from that deal, and owns the rest of the Skinnygirl brand, which has expanded into prepackaged deli meat, K-cups, popcorn, candy, and more.


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Bethenny Frankel has become one of the most notorious Housewives of all time. Her no-nonsense personality has made her a favorite with viewers and everyone was happy with her return to RHONY in Season 7.

She has built an empire with her Skinnygirl brand, and is one of the franchise's most successful cast members ever.

To find out more about the Queen B, click through the gallery.

Real Housewives of New York airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.