There are a lot of words you could use to describe Bethenny Frankel -- Wife. Mother. Mogul. TV Star. -- but after spending even the smallest amount of time in her orbit, the only one that seems to appropriate is: Force of Nature.
The controlled chaos that makes Bravo's Bethenny Ever After such an addictive and amazing TV show feels slightly more mastered in real life, but you get the sense that her meticulously managed schedule is designed to keep the wild at bay.
Completely understandable when you take a step back and realize just how many balls Bethenny is constantly keeping in the air. There is her SkinnyGirl Empire
and as its Empress, she is involved with every single minute decision -- from packaging to production.
In addition to her familial obligations (although it's clear from the zen that spreads across her face whenever the subject of husband Jason or daughter Bryn is broached that they're anything but "obligations"), there are cookbooks, an ever-expanding liquor line, a weight management system, a collection of shapewear and an upcoming book of fiction -- that's enough to make anyone's head spin.
So when I sat down with Bethenny Frankel, my first question became both a metaphorical and literal one: how do you juggle so much?
Bethenny Ever After airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on Bravo.