Bethenny Frankel: Motherhood Has Changed My Life
Between growing her Skinnygirl brand and starring on The Real Housewives of NYC, Bethenny Frankel was always on the go. That is, until she met current husband Jason Hoppy, and became mom to her beautiful daughter Bryn, who was born on May 8. "It's unbelievable. It's every cliché, everything everyone tells you," she gushes about motherhood to Life & Style.
For this former workaholic and social butterfly, late-night partying has been substituted for baby-feeding sessions and designer duds for pajamas. "I breast-feed and pump, and I'd say Bryn eats every three to four hours," Bethenny tells Life & Style about her and Jason's tag-team schedule. "He'll do a feeding at 1 a.m., then I'll do one at 5 a.m. It's whoever hears it first, and we don't try to pretend like we don't hear it," she says about Jason, whom she calls an amazing and unbelievable father. "He is just so involved. He's one of those people who's never lazy and comes from a place of yes."
Since the arrival of Bryn, the fiery reality star seems to have finally reached her own place of Zen. "People say that I'm a little softer, a little calmer," she says to Life & Style. "I'm definitely happier." Her priorities have certainly shifted since the drama-filled days of nasty castmate catfights and posh red carpet soirees. "There are things you have to have, just a whole other world of things," Bethenny says about her new splurges, such as Bryn's stroller, car seat, crib and other necessities. "You don't buy anything for yourself anymore, and you don't care ... You're so happy that your body's back, you'll wear a garbage bag."
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