Bethenny Frankel is a natural foods chef, author, and reality star. She got her claim to fame by appearing on Bravo\'s The Real Housewives of New York City.
Bethenny is the daughter of a thoroughbred race horse trainer, Robert Frankel. Her mother, Bernadette Parisella, remarried John Parisella. John was also involved with horses. Bethenny spent her summers at his stable in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Bethenny attended Pine Crest School and later enrolled at NYU.
Bethenny had a short acting career with roles in Hollywood Hills 90028, and Wish Me Luck. Following this, she decided to be a chef and attended the Natural Gourmet Cooking Institute. With this degree she started up her own company. Her business provides wheat, egg, and dairy free baked goods, meals for private clients, and custom meal delivery service.
She has since written two cookbooks, gotten engaged to Jason Hoppy, and is now expecting her first child with her fience.