When Bethenny Frankel returned to the Real Housewives of New York this year, fans expected to see the reality star whose hysterical one-liners made her a fan favorite. But instead, they got a woman who can’t get through an episode without crying. “She’s having a breakdown,” a source told OK! magazine. “She’s feeling really bad about her life.” Click through to find out 5 things that are contributing to the reality star’s meltdown.
Throughout the season, Bethenny has fought with all of her co-stars. “The added pressures of being with women on the show make it worse,” the insider said. “She’s around women who thrive on and instigate drama.”
With everything going on in her life, Bethenny doesn't have a support system to help her through her issues. “She doesn’t have that many friends,” the source said. “The few she does have are all on her payroll.”
Even though Bethenny doesn’t have many friends to turn to, she refuses to let anyone in. “She has a wall up,” the insider revealed. “She doesn’t want anyone involved in her problems.”
After Bethenny and estranged husband Jason Hoppy filed for divorce in 2010, they went through a nasty custody battle over their daughter Bryn, 5, and are still in court over their divorce. She cried over the scenario on RHONY, explaining how she was forced to live from hotel to hotel because her ex wouldn’t leave their TriBeCa home.
Although she sold her Skinnygirl company for $100 million, the Bravo star has had her share of failures. Her talk show, Bethenny, only lasted one season.
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