Bethenny is here!
Sassy like a fox. A fox in white high heels. Bethenny Frankel arrives at the Skinnygirl Cocktail Pre-Party at Opera Point Marquee yesterday in Sydney. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) Photo: Lisa Maree Williams
Surrounded by an entourage the size of a football team bustling after her every move, visiting US reality star Bethenny Frankel was never going to get personal. Especially with her PR team insisting we wouldn't dare ask the creator of Skinnygirl Cocktails, Forbes rich list entrepreneur and former star of The Real Housewives of New York City and Bethenny Ever After about her ex-husband, Jason Hoppy. Hoppy is the father of her two-year-old, Bryn, and is at the centre of a heated divorce case with the fast-talking star. He appeared as her loving groom in her other reality series, Bethenny Getting Married. A week after the soon-to-be talk show host filed for divorce in December, Hoppy issued a rebuttal where he demanded child support, exclusive access to their luxurious Tribeca loft and primary custody of Bryn. While Bryn was unable to make the trip because of the 21-hour flight (''No way - that's too long for her to travel!'') Frankel admits the fame ride is a double-edged sword. ''I didn't know what fame really meant, I thought it would be fun, I thought it would be great - but once you've taken the genie out of the bottle you really can't put it back in.'' Frankel, whose pre-mixed cocktails have been such a hit they catapulted her into the $25 million mark, is on a fleeting trip to launch the brand at a party on Wednesday night at the Opera Point Marquee.