Real Housewives of New York’s Bethenny Frankel has opened up about weight criticism.
She’s dealt with a lot, especially in the past year, with media speculation about her being so thin. She tells Bravo’s Andy Cohen what’s really going on and how she’s dealing with the negative attention.
“No, but I don’t really think about [the attention on my weight]. I mean, maybe. Do I think I can be [too thin] sometimes? Yes,” Bethenny admitted on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Monday (via E! News).
She continued, “When I’m very tired and stressed out, people think I’m more thin, and it’s always the times I feel like I’m really stressed out.”
She explained why she sometimes looked gaunt: “I get black circles and my face looks drawn…Maybe,” she revealed. The busy mother added, “I run around like a total maniac!”
Reflecting on the Instagram backlash she suffered when she wore her four-year-old daughter’s clothes, Bethenny recalls: “[I] was in my house and she said, ‘Mommy, put that on.’ it was a joke, just like putting on a mask. I thought it was sort of funny. I didn’t realize it was going to be an international news scandal. It was pajama-gate.”
Bethenny explained, she thought it all got blown out of proportion: “It was literally George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America talking about it, and Dr. Drew and Meghan McCain. It was crazy. ‘It was violently responsible,’ I think Meghan McCain said. I couldn’t help but think it was…I just never got bothered by it.” She insists the joke-gone-bad was no big deal. “There’ll be bad press things that you’ll just be like, ‘Do I need this right now?’ I of course didn’t need it, but it kept getting bigger! I couldn’t even believe it. I really…I didn’t think it was that big of a deal.”
The Housewife reveals that speculation about her weight will be mentioned on the new season of the Real Housewives of New York.
“There’s always a dialogue about that,” said Bethenny. “Also, when you have a brand called Skinnygirl, I mean, you’re looking for it, so come on. So there’s always a dialogue about that and a lot of talk about that.”