While most people in the real world react to losing their job with a combination of fear, sweat, and tears, Bethenny Frankel is cool as a cucumber over the recent cancellation of her eponymous show.
The talk show host revealed that between her show, her multi-billion dollar Skinnygirl brand, raising her daughter, and dealing with her impending divorce, she’s been worn thin and that she’s actually happy to have something taken off her plate.
In an open letter posted to the Bethenny website, the former reality star revealed why she’s not sweating having a little more free time in her schedule.
“People ask me how I feel about this, so I wanted to share it with you straight up,” wrote the former Real Housewives of New York star . “What I love about doing my talk show is connecting to women. I love the opportunity to inspire, to be inspired and to be able to help women to be their best, succeed and feel better about themselves.”
While Bethenny has been delivering her signature sass on her talk show, the format has left something to be desired. “In order to have the freedom to create a talk show, there are required elements that the job entails. This is the part that I didn’t enjoy so much and that wasn’t authentic to me. In addition, I tend to be quite inappropriate which may not be suitable for daytime television or for the suits that run network television nationwide,” she wrote.
“Unlike my time on Bravo, I felt a bit diluted, filtered and somewhat constricted. I am a free spirit. My late father (a horse trainer) used to say ‘She is a mustang. You need to let her run.’ I am more comfortable in my natural surroundings and in a setting where I’m surrounded by crazy, where anything goes and where I can be authentically me.”
As for what she’ll do next, Bethenny answered, “I am relieved. What I really want right now is to be with my daughter, to do yoga, to focus on Skinnygirl and my writing, and to give myself a break … I need a rest from the grind. I’m a little over myself and wouldn’t blame anyone else for being over me as well.”