Bethenny Frankel Bio
|Bethenny Frankel was born on 4 November 1970. She is an American television personality, author, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of the drink company Skinnygirl Cocktails, has authored four self-help books and hosted an eponymous talk show, Bethenny. Frankel has appeared on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, The Real Housewives of New York City, Shark Tank, “Bethenny and Fredrik” and was the subject of the reality television series Bethenny Ever After.
On 10 August 2018, Frankel’s boyfriend Dennis Shields was found dead at Trump Tower.
|Born||November 4, 1970
Queens, New York, United States
|Age||47 Years old|
|Education||Pine Crest School|
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Known for||The Real Housewives of New York City|
|Boyfriend||On 10 August 2018, Frankel’s on and off boyfriend, Dennis Shields ,was found dead at Trump Tower.|
|Net Worth||Bethenny Frankel Net Worth as of 2018 ( Forbes) is estimated to be $100 million mostly attributable to her brand Skinnygirl Cocktails|
Bethenny Frankel Biography
Frankel was born to his father, Robert J. Frankel, a horse trainer, and his mother Bernadette Birk, an interior designer, as their sole child. Her father was Jewish, and her mother was a Roman Catholic of Welsh descent, who converted to Judaism when the couple married. Her father left her mother when Frankel was four years old. At the age of five, her mother married another horse trainer, John Parisella. Frankel describes her childhood as difficult. Her biological father stopped supporting the family and her mother, Frankel says, “was always drinking” and often argued violently with her stepfather.
Frankel said she moved many times and attended multiple schools before going to boarding school. She graduated in 1988 from the Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she lived on campus. Frankel attended the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City, and New York University.
Bethenny Frankel Career
Bethenny worked as a production assistant on the set of Saved by the Bell (1989). In 2005, Frankel was a contestant on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, a reality competition series, and was one of two finalists. In 2008, Frankel was selected to feature in the reality TV show The Real Housewives of New York City. In June 2010, Frankel starred in the Bravo reality TV show Bethenny Getting Married?, which documented her engagement and marriage to Jason Hoppy, and the birth of their daughter. At the time of its premiere, the series was the highest rated of any series in Bravo’s history. In September 2010, Frankel announced that for personal reasons she would not be returning to The Real Housewives of New York City for its fourth season. However, following months of speculation, it was confirmed on October 20, 2014, that Bethenny would return to the cast for the seventh season of the show as a main housewife after three seasons absent.
Bethenny Frankel Personal Life
In 1996, Frankel married entertainment industry executive Peter Sussman and divorced him in 1997. She was married again in 2010 to a pharmaceutical sales executive Jason Hoppy, and gave birth to a daughter, Bryn Hoppy, in May of the same year. Frankel separated from Hoppy in December 2012 and filed for divorce in January 2013. A custody agreement was finalized in June 2014, but property division negotiations were still ongoing. The divorce was completed in July 2016, nearly four years after the couple separated. In December 2017, she sued for full custody of their seven-year-old daughter.