Bethenny Frankel is known for her outspoken ways, but her estranged mother Bernadette Birk is upset over Bethenny's continued portrayal of their family and their past.
In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com, Birk claims Bethenny's explanation of her upbringing is a lie.
"She is slamming me... and I'm sick!" Birk told RadarOnline.com.
In a magazine interview, Frankel said that Birk was "never a mother" to her and she "never had a true childhood" but rather "a lot of destruction: alcohol abuse, eating disorders and violent fights."
On both The Real Housewives of New York and Bethenny Getting Married? the driven brunette beauty often discusses her estrangement with both her parents and has embraced her husband Jason Hoppy's parents as the family she never had.
"She did not come from a broken home and her father did not leave her at 4 years old," Birk said when asked about the sad childhood picture Frankel paints. "I left her father when she was 2 years old and he did not support us with one penny, no alimony."
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