Posted: 9:22 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
By Jessica Martin
Bethenny Frankel’s talk show has been cancelled after just one season.
And the 43-year-old confirmed the news Monday with an open letter on her website, including the startling reveletaion ”‘I am relieved… I’m a little over myself and wouldn’t blame anyone else for being over me as well. “
Bethenny starts the letter by touching on her favorite part of the talk show, “connecting to women.” Sharing that she loves the “opportunity to inspire, to be inspired and to be able to help women to be their best, succeed and feel better about themselves.” She continues “I also love working with such an incredibly talented and hard working staff and crew” and how the departure from her staff is difficult.
She then opens up about why she will be happy to be moving on from the talk show. Comparing her time on Bravo, Bethenny says that being a part of a talk show felt unauthentic, “I felt a bit diluted, filtered and somewhat constricted. I am a free spirit. My late father (a horse trainer) used to say ‘She is a mustang. You need to let her run.’ … When interviewed about the show, I always said that it could only work if I was true to myself and only if it was genuinely a good fit and marriage which it turned out not to be.”
She gives kudos to talk show hosts such as Ellen Degeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Wendy Williams and others for “making it look easy”. As she says, “it is one of the hardest jobs I have ever done, and I have so much more respect for them having been through this experience.”
So, what’s next for Bethenny? She says for now, “What I really want right now is to be with my daughter, to do yoga, to focus on Skinnygirl and my writing, and to give myself a break.”