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    Bethenny Frankel Is The Best "Real Housewife" Of All Time, And If You Want To Argue, Get Off My Jock

    We stan the original Queen B.

    If you're like me, you are obsessed with the Real Housewives franchise. The fights! The fashion! The misuse of and/or misspoken common words and phrases!

    Each region offers something unique, and every housewife throughout Bravo's history has contributed to this powerhouse of reality television (yes, even Jules).

    However, there is one housewife who, in my opinion, is (I guess *was* SOBS) superior. That woman is Bethenny Frankel.

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    Those of you who are unfamiliar with the franchise might be asking this question:

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    She is the founder and CEO — the Supreme, if you will — of the Skinnygirl global brand. Ever heard of it?

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    It started with the humble Skinnygirl Cocktails, and is now a $100 million lifestyle empire that includes alcohol, shapewear, skincare, hair care, salad dressing, popcorn, coffee, and even jeans!

    While many (not all) from the Housewives franchise are has-beens trying to come back into society, or wives of the wealthy and powerful, Bethenny was as broke as I am now when they shot Season 1 of the Real Housewives of New York (I will refer to it as "RHONY" from here on out).

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    Apparently she only received $7,250 for that first season (according to this website).

    Here are the reasons why she's the best Housewife.

    1. Besides being a self-made businesswoman, TV producer, chef, multiple New York Times Best Selling author and mother, B was and is just a downright BADASS.

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    I need to speak MY TRUTH.

    2. She was never afraid to tell it like it is, and never held back.

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    We were all sick of Ramona and her "new beginnings" shtick.

    3. She has the guts!

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    Shakespeare who?

    4. Sugar-coating the truth? Not an option for her.

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    PREACH!

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    I think about this meltdown often.

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    Goosebumps.

    5. She advocated for full transparency at all times.

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    6. Case in point:

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    Honesty is the best policy.

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    If I can use this sentence ONCE in my life I will be complete.

    7. She always asked the important questions...

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    When your friend is acting like a LUNATIC at HH, you need to make sure they're alright.

    8. ... No matter how embarrassing they might be for others.

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    We needed to know!

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    This is a legitimate question, of course, when you're at a brand meeting at no one can say if there are distributors for a product that's being released in less than 6 months.

    9. She also asks the questions we all wish we could ask others.

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    We all have someone we'd LOVE to ask this question to.

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    I probably think this 4583 times a day, tbh.

    10. She has, HANDS DOWN, some of the best one-liners of the entire Housewives franchise. Like this one:

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    This entire exchange was flawless.

    11. And this one:

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    If you have never screamed this at someone, you haven't lived.

    12. This one? Genius.

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    Scary Island, where she was newly pregnant and the only one sober, will go down in history as the best Housewives trips ever.

    13. And here are some other honorable mentions:

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    This is the moment she ended Ramona Singer's life.

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    She shut Heather DOWN. Holla!

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    Iconic.

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    I'm glad LuAnn even got a laugh at this comment, because it was perfect.

    14. She did the best imitations of her castmates. Exhibit A: her imitation of Ramona Singer flirting.

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    15. Exhibit B: Her imitation of LuAnn demanding coffee.

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    16. Exhibit C: Her imitation of Ramona's party demands.

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    17. She's relatable as a woman, a mother, a businesswoman — just basically, as a person.

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    A padded cell sounds nice.

    18. Like this, I feel this in my soul.

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    19. And this. Same.

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    We've all been there.

    20. Bethenny also started the disaster relief initiative BStrong, which has helped during hurricanes, fires, tornadoes, and most recently COVID-19.

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    In conclusion, Bethenny Frankel will forever be THE Queen of RHONY and Real Housewives everywhere.

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    I said what I said.

    Excuse me while I channel my innerBethenny and prematurely say this about any disagreement on this post:

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    OK, bye.

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