On an upcoming episode of Bethenny Ever After, Season 3, we see her looking at an article on her Blackberry, and exclaim that someone else is claiming credit for inventing the Skinny Girl Margarita.
Who might that be? None other than her mother, Bernadette Frankel Parisella Birk She sold her story to Star Magazine. This was the same week Bethenny was named the third highest paid female entertainer by Forbes Magazine.
From Star Magazine
Super candid reality star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel has been married to Jason Hoppy for a year and a half, but according to her estranged mother in a recent interview she’s headed for divorce. Not only that, Bernadette Birk says the Skinnygirl Margarita concept was actually her idea. Really?
Bernadette told Star Magazine in an exclusive interview, “Right now, he is a good father, but soon she won’t need him and she will dump him.” She added, “Her husband seems like a really nice guy, but it won’t last. He is really too weak for her.”
When it comes to her daughter’s booming business as well, Bernadette didn’t mince words. The Skinnygirl Margarita mix help launch the bestselling author onto the third spot on Forbes’ list of Hollywood’s Highest-Earning Women with an income of $55 million — not too shabby!
The estranged mom explained the concept was actually her idea. “When she was young, her godmother, Eleanor Mogavero, would come and visit, and her drink of choice was a margarita. She was overweight, so I’d make her really low-fat ones. But [Bethenny] would never give anyone credit, it goes against her narcissistic point of view.”
Apparently she’s only spoken to her daughter twice in the past ten years. “She sells everything because money and power is No. 1 for her, and there is never enough. She only puts herself around people who can do something for her. It is amazing how she turned out just like her father.”
This is not the first time Birk has slammed Bethenny publicly. No doubt this stems from the E! True Hollywood Story interview of Bethenny, also. This relationship seems damaged beyond repair.