We’ve all been on quite a ride with Mizz Frankel haven’t we? At first, in the earliest days of RHNY, I was sort of fond of her. Perhaps she was just the least offensive member of an all-around offensive group, but for the most part we were rooting for her. As her fame, brand, and wealth grew, so did her narcissism, impatience, greed, and need for control. In my opinion, her merger with Jason was just that – a calculated business decision aimed at furthering her appeal to a larger (more lucrative) audience. Along came Bryn, and with her new baby Bethenny had all the the perfect ingredients to market cocktails, shapewear, skin care, books, and more to eager moms. Not to mention Bethenny leveraged her new role as “mommy” to snag sponsorship deals with major players like Pampers. First during Bethenny Getting Married? and later throughout Bethenny Ever After, the couple’s total incompatibility became full-on apparent. This last season grew so uncomfortable, I couldn’t even find the humor and fun in writing my silly little recaps. So it comes as no surprise that rumors are flying concerning both parties consulting divorce lawyers.With divorce rumblings comes financial talk. Several lawyers were asked to comment on what Jason is likely to gain from the split. Now, I ain’t one to gossip, but I heard that Bethenny pushed Jason to sign a pre-nup and a revised post-nuptial agreement. Trust, her assets are protected. Based on her upbringing and past behavior, I contend that Bethenny would not jeopardize her fortune or her daughter’s future for any man. Along with the rest of you, I’ve been predicting the demise of this showmance for sometime. During a recent episode, a morsel of information slipped out that only served to cement my hunch about their impending split. Bethenny stated that Jason goes to church every Sunday. Specifically, she said “Jason goes,” the inference being that she stays home and he goes without her. That struck me as a profound proof of the distance between these two. Consider how much bullshit Jason endures for Bethenny. How many events must he attend where she is the “star,” and he is the purse-holding husband pushed off the step-and-repeat so the paps can get a clean shot of the money maker? She can’t spend one hour in church with the man? Look, I’m no Bible beater, but church might actually do Bethenny some good. Even if it didn’t, it would show a willingness to support Jason and do something as a family that isn’t 100% focused on Bethenny. The trouble with the current version of Bethenny is that everything in her life and the lives of her hired sycophants is Bethenny-centric. Why do you think Julie left? And let’s not even get into all the unnecessary conflict Frankel caused with Jason’s salt-of-the-Earth parents…And as for the infidelity rumors with Matt Hesse? The two clearly have chemistry, and Bethenny eyes him with a particular undeniable gleam during their on-air interactions. He knows she wants him and he’ll milk her sexual attraction to maximize his professional and financial future. He’s a self-proclaimed modelizer. Obviously fucking Bethenny is a resume builder, not a dick stiffener. Let her taste a bit of her own overly acidic Skinnygirl medicine with this handsome opportunist. As this plays out, I predict the following: 1) First, the couple will offer a wave of denials until a confidential agreement is locked down tight; 2) Jason will NOT end up with anything close to half of Bethenny’s fortune, but she will overpay on the pre-nup/post-nup to preserve and protect her privacy and misdoings; 3) She will hold off announcing the split until after she finds out if her 6 week trial run talk show gets picked up for a full season (it won’t).
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