"If you can't handle the truth, you can't handle me!"
That was Bethenny Frankel's tagline in the latest season of the reality show that made her famous. And that motto really is the essence of the Real Housewives of New York
star. Outspoken, opinionated
, brash, bold, blunt, irreverent, inflammatory — none of these words come close to doing justice to the self-made woman's way with words.
Frankel, who turned 46 this month, has absolutely no tolerance for bullshit — and zero qualms about telling her fellow Housewives exactly
what she thinks of them. The RHONY
firebrand never met a synonym for "vagina" she didn't like (though plenty
of people with them she could do without), and drops an impressive variety of "F-bombs" on the regular. Sometimes Frankel says what everyone else is thinking; other times, she says literally what nobody else would ever think to say. Of course, the Skinnygirl Cocktails founder won't hesitate to tell you to shut up or fuck off when she's had enough — whether you're her longtime, on-off BFF Ramona Singer or a complete goddamn stranger.
And if there's one thing Bethenny Frankel couldn't care less about, it's undue civility and politeness. (Some people call it being rude.) So here, in all of their GIF-ified glory, are 30 times she made everyone in the room incredibly uncomfortable. (And yes, that includes when it's just her and the poor, poor cameraperson interviewing her.)