Bethenny Frankel Biography: Children, Spouse, Age, Net Worth, Family, Parents, Wikipedia, Movie, Books

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye April 18, 2024

Bethenny Frankel is a self-made multimillionaire who founded the successful Skinnygirl brand, selling it for an estimated $100 million. She is also a reality TV personality, author, and philanthropist.

She first gained fame as a contestant on the reality show The Apprentice: Martha Stewart in 2005. She later starred in the Real Housewives of New York City, and her spin-off shows Bethenny Getting Married? and Bethenny Ever After.


  • Full Name: Bethenny Frankel
  • Date of Birth: November 4, 1970
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Television personality, entrepreneur, author
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm)
  • Parents: Robert J. Frankel (father), Bernadette Birk (mother)
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Jason Hoppy (m. 2010, div. 2016)
  • Children: Daughter – Bryn Casey Hoppy
  • Relationship Status: Single
  • Net Worth: $70 million

Early Life and Education

Bethenny Frankel is currently at the age of 54. She was born on November 4, 1970, in New York City, New York. Frankel was raised by her father, Robert J. Frankel, a horse trainer, and her mother, Bernadette Birk. When Frankel was four years old, her parents went through a divorce.

At age five, her mother remarried a horse trainer named John Parisella, who is of Italian descent and follows the Roman Catholic faith.

She recalls her early years as challenging, with her mother frequently drinking and having intense arguments with her stepfather.

She moved frequently and attended several schools before eventually going to boarding school. Frankel’s education included attending Catholic schools and graduating from Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1988.

She also pursued studies at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City, spent two years at Boston University, and ultimately earned a degree in psychology and communications from New York University.

Personal Life

Bethenny Frankel’s personal life has been a subject of public interest. She met her ex-husband, Jason Hoppy, in 2008.

The couple tied the knot in 2010 and welcomed their daughter, Bryn Casey Hoppy, the same year. However, their marriage faced turbulence, leading to a highly publicized divorce in 2016.

Frankel has been candid about her challenges during this period but remains committed to co-parenting their daughter.


Bethenny Frankel gained widespread recognition in 2005 as a contestant on the reality television series The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.

However, her role in the reality show The Real Housewives of New York City propelled her to fame.

In addition to her television career, Frankel has made significant strides as an entrepreneur. In 2009, she launched the low-calorie cocktail brand Skinnygirl Cocktails, which quickly became popular.

Her business acumen and keen understanding of consumer preferences catapulted Skinnygirl into a multi-million dollar empire encompassing various lifestyle products.

Frankel is also an accomplished author, having penned several bestselling books, including “Naturally Thin” and “Skinnygirl Dish.”

Her straightforward approach to health, wellness, and lifestyle has resonated with readers worldwide.


  • Nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program for her role as a contestant on “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” (2005)
  • Winner of a Glamour Women of the Year Award for Entrepreneurship (2011)

Net Worth

Bethenny Frankel’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million. She has seen success as an entrepreneur.


Bethenny Frankel has been at the center of several controversies:

Change in contract terms

In 2022, Frankel departed from the show due to a disagreement with a new clause in her contract stating that stars would not receive payment for an episode if they did not appear in it.

Frankel stated that she had been present for work every day, even while mourning the loss of a close friend.

Criticism of Andy Cohen’s response to Bravo allegations

Frankel has voiced criticism of Andy Cohen for his reaction to allegations made against Bravo, describing his response as “shocking” and accusing him of downplaying discussions about alcohol and racism. She also suggested that Cohen skip the Las Vegas three-day BravoCon convention.

Transphobic remarks

Frankel’s comments have drawn criticism, particularly her statement that experimenting with sexuality is typically just a phase.

LGBTQ+ advocates have accused her of being transphobic and lacking the necessary understanding to form an opinion on the topic.

Frankel has defended her comments and challenged critics to try to have her “canceled.”

TJ Maxx makeup giveaway

Frankel sparked controversy over her attempt to give her “leftover” makeup to TJ Maxx employees.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @bethennyfrankel
  • Twitter: @Bethenny


  • The Real Housewives
  • Z Rock
  • Chelsea Lately


  • Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting (2009)
  • Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life

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