She already confirmed to several outlets. She told PEOPLE “I’m excited. It feels like the first season when it was fresh and new and unknown.” She also told OK! Magazine, “Bravo has always been the place on television where I have the freedom to be unfiltered, honest and inappropriate, with an audience who has been with me from the beginning.” And now shares her story in a new blog.
Well, there has been a lot of speculation about my return to television and to Bravo in particular.
Bravo and I have maintained an incredible partnership and relationship over the years, which is something I am very proud of and grateful for. It really is where it all began for me, and you can’t forget where you came from.
After my talk show ended, I really had doubts about ever going back to television. I’ve been through a lot personally, and I wasn’t sure I wanted to expose myself to any more public scrutiny. That said, I’ve been so fortunate to be able to connect with the audience and inspire them to fulfill their wildest dreams. I learned a lot about myself through that experience. I really need to be able to express myself freely and creatively; I like when no two days are the same, and I don’t thrive when being filtered or edited.
I also love the ability to be able to focus on all the many aspects of my life and my business, which a talk show didn’t allow for. Most importantly, I missed being on the journey with you all, who were there with me from the beginning.
When I joined The Real Housewives (originally named Manhattan Moms), I was financially, personally, and professionally insecure. Embarking on that adventure with you and with Bravo changed my life forever.
After many years of hesitation, I have decided to return to my roots on The Real Housewives of New York City. I have been through a long and arduous road since my departure, and I’m finally coming out on the other side. It finally feels right to go home again.
The idea of doing the show feels exciting and refreshing, like it did at the beginning all those years ago. New faces, new circumstances, and in many ways, a new me and a new life.
I am truly coming from “a place of yes,” which is the only way to approach anything in life. This feels like the Eagles “Hell Freezes Over tour,” but never say never.
Thank you for your honesty, for standing by me, laughing and crying with me, supporting me and motivating me.
I can’t wait to see what the road ahead has in store for us. Watch what happens. [via Bethenny’s blog]
In other news, Bethenny’s mother, Bernadette Birk, shared some unflattering anecdotes.
“I tried to watch Bethenny’s show because I had a vested interest in it,” Bernadette admitted to RadarOnline. “But after the first week I stopped because it was just terrible. I was bored.”
“The things she does and says on camera is not who she is,” Bernadette added. There’s more: “She started changing at age 16. She became very snobby and very arrogant. Especially towards me… She had sex with her first serious boyfriend while in high school at 16-years-old, and she cheated on him about a year later. That is just how she is. She jumps from man to man.”
Also, “I always said that Bethenny and Jason would divorce after two years. I just knew that as soon as that child was in day care he was gone. She was really nasty to him on the show.”