Bethenny Frankel’s Estranged Mom’s Comments Prove Why She’s Estranged

Estranged parents go hand in hand with former child stars going to rehab and current reality TV stars sharing extremely private family memories with a team of cameramen and producers. So it’s no surprise that Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel is estranged from her mother Bernadette Burke. Watch one episode of Bethenny Ever After and you’ll feel like her pro-bono therapist after she tells her husband Jason Hoppy that she fears she’ll be a bad mother to her daughter Bryn because her mother was a bad parent to her.

While I usually write off all of Bethenny’s complaints as exaggerated, whiny and annoying, it turns out she might be right about her mother not being a good parent. Recently Bernadette told Star Magazine that not only will Bethenny leave Jason because he’s too nice and too boring, but also that she only uses Bryn as a prop for photo shoots.

According to Radar Online, she says:

“His problem is he’s too nice, and she’ll grab another nice one, he is replaceable. Nice is boring and Bethenny gets bored with nice. I know she is bored because I get bored watching him.”

And she doesn’t even pull the usual “I’m only going to the media because I want to help my child” line. It sounds like she only wants to help herself.

I’m just not sure with what. I don’t think Vh1 is currently casting any shows that involve putting estranged parents together in one house nor does she qualify as a tabloid stage mom villain. Not while Dina Lohan and Dianna Hart De La Garza are still alive and enabling.

So her best career bet now is to keep her mouth shut. Otherwise Bethenny will never let her on the show for a tearful mother-daughter confrontation. And that means she’ll never get drunk with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens, which means she’ll never qualify for casting on Dancing With The Stars.

It’s a long way up the ladder of family shame ‘n fame and she has to start somewhere.

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    • Tula

      Bethenny is absolutely right to never talk to this woman again, who does this kind of crap to her own daughter? If she acts like this now that Bethenny is all grown up, I just can’t even imagine how she treated her when she was a child. Despicable, truly despicable.

      • Katie

        This explains everything about Bethenny. Her mom’s clearly horrible!

    • Emily

      OMG, her mother said that about her? No wonder Bethenny is so guarded about people’s intentions and always with her guard up all the time. If your own mother who is the person who is suppose to love you inconditionally is acting like a raving lunatic giving this kind of interview to the media where she trashes her daughter. I have always thought that Bethenny should forgive her mother and let her in her life again, after this crap, no more. Bethenny keep this woman away from Bryn, she does not deserve to have any contact with her.

    • Diane Dilligaf Mcnamee

      I’ve just started watching rhony I’m on season 3 and then did some googling and found this adorable photo,I’m so happy that she got her wishes to come true,not only a handsome hubby but an absolutely gorgeous baby girl,congratulations Bethenny. Oh and they say you can choose your friends but not your family but let me tell you something…you can do both :D xxx