In Frankel’s auto-biography/self-help book, The Place of Yes, which was published in 2011, the former Real Housewives of New York City star claims that her childhood was torn apart by “eating disorders, alcoholism, mental illness and violence.” However, her estranged mother strongly disagrees.
“Bethenny spread vicious and horrible lies about me simply for publicity,” Birk tells Radar, adding, “her ratings were down and they soared!
“I gave her the benefit of the doubt, and I always left the door open for her, but she destroyed it and now that door is shut forever!” Birk continues.
According to Birk, there is one person that Frankel, 43, does love– herself!
“She is so vain, and loves herself so much, that if she even got so much as a scratch she would run and get plastic surgery,” she says.
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Do you believe Bernadette, ONTD? I've never entirely discarded what Bethenny said about her upbringing, however I do believe she has embellished a lot of her hardships for the sake of building her brand. I've also never believed the emotional/commitment/whatever issues she's had were truly real issues so much as she's just a really shitty, manipulative, nasty, social climbing and self-centered person.