Bethenny Frankel


Just when you think you've got her figured out, Bethenny Frankel is going through extremes.

The slim, 43-year-old former star of The Real Housewives of New York and self-proclaimed "failed talk show host" shared on her Instagram page on Tuesday, July 15, a photo of herself wearing a navy oversized men's hoodie, baggy shorts and a pair of men's loafers while standing in a kitchen in front of her dog, Cookie.

She did not write anything alongside the image, which was posted two days after she sparked controversy with a photo of herself squeezed into what she said was her 4-year-old daughter Bryn's Hello Kitty pajamas. Many readers reacted negatively and many expressed concern that Frankel may have an eating disorder and was even promoting them.

"When ur 4 year old peanut says 'mommy please put my dress on' & giggles uncontrollably, u do what ur told," she tweeted in response on Monday, adding, "BREAKING NEWS! World Scandal: Former reality star, failed talk show host & cocktail maven jokes by wearing her kids' pjs! ."

She then joked, five hours later, "What will be convenient & economical is if I have another baby & wear their diapers when i'm in adult diapers. "

Frankel has always appeared slim over the past few years—in 2012, Frankel showcased her bikini body while paddleboarding.

Bethenny Frankel, Paddleboard

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She also showcased a trim figure as a teenager, as seen in a Throwback Thursday '80s-era prom photo she shared on Instagram in May.

Frankel, founder of the Skinnygirl cocktails company, which produces reduced-calorie wines, vodkas and drink mixes, has talked about healthy eating in her books, in interviews and on her short-lived talk show, Bethenny.

"I spent my entire life obsessed with my weight and what I was putting in my mouth and was I good or was I bad or was I gonna be good tomorrow and start over," she said on her series in 2012. "And then I would binge and then I would starve and I was on every single diet."

"I grew up eating quality food but in a very obsessive household about being thin and eating disorders," she told Health magazine in 2013. "Food was an obsession in my house—out to restaurants every night—but then so was dieting. When I was in my 30s, I just unlocked the safe. I figured out how dieting doesn't work."

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