Bethenny Frankel has come a long way since her start on Real Housewives of New York. She has become wildly successful with her Skinnygirl wines and cocktails. This brand skyrocketed her success and besides a lot of product incorporation and product placement on the show, Frankel for the most part is humble about her success. However, other housewives insulting her brand and business is becoming a common occurrence on the show.
In the most recent episode, after having a little too much to drink, Dorinda Medley took a dig at Bethenny with her Skinnygirl brand and her everything-has-to-be-perfect mindset. This may have just been a drunken slip-up but Frankel took it very personal. The whole situation was weird because housewife Carole Radziwell said she had never spoken badly about Bethenny or her success ever. Perhaps drunken words are sober thoughts?
How could anyone forget Sonja Morgan's business venture with Tipsy Girl. The name alone sounding like it's a knockoff of Skinnygirl was enough to drive Frankel insane. Morgan and Frankel went at it with Bethenny calling Tipsy Girl a "cheater brand" and the wound still seems to be open to this day. Although Frankel has been seen supporting Sonja and drinking her Tipsy Girl brand, perhaps this was Sonja's way of knocking at her fellow housewife's success.
Last, but certainly not least is Ramona Singer and Bethenny's ongoing feud pertaining to Ramona's constant undermining of Frankel's success. Throughout the show you can see Singer deny a drink of Skinnygirl and talk about her dislike for the brand in front of Bethenny herself. Let's not forget the blowout where Ramona basically said Bethenny made her money and success by sleeping her way there. Ouch. Maybe this stems from the fact that Ramona has her own brand of Pinot Grigio that is not as successful? That makes a total of three wine brands under one Real Housewives' franchise. With a lot of money and success, clearly comes a lot of jealousy. These women could definitely benefit from a lesson in learning to support and empower one another.