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Bethenny Frankel Dishes On Launching Her Own Charity BStrong & Defends Her Current Relationship With Dennis Shields!

On last week’s RHONY Bethenny Frankel only had one thing on her mind, giving back! She officially launched her own charity, BStrong, and was extremely emotional when she announced her exciting news. Bethenny’s charity is going to help women in crisis, and she’s using her own experiences to help those in need!

While many viewers were excited to see her (former) boyfriend Dennis Shields make an appearance, Bethenny made it clear in this week’s Bravo Blog that she’s not focused on a man right now! She did however call him a, “good person” and a, “dear friend,” so it seems like they may have a future together.

Bethenny quickly commented on her run-in with Tom D’Agostino, and insisted that she wishes he and LuAnn the best moving forward. Finally she revealed that she’s done with Ramona Singer, because their relationship, “doesn’t work” in her life!

This was an episode near and dear to my heart. I’ve worked with Dress For Success for years and I couldn’t feel more honored to represent and work with them, helping inspire women and helping pick them up when they’re down.

To launch #BStrong my charity for women in crisis is an honor and a gift that I hope to share with women who cannot help themselves. We are just getting started.

My dear friend Carole was kind enough to donate $1,000 that morning and Dennis was so generous to donate $10,000. I’m sure many of you want to know about the mystery man. He is a good person and has been a friend for decades that I care about very much.

At the moment, I am not in a relationship by choice. I really choose to spend my time with my daughter and working on passion projects such as this very important charity.

We will be providing funds, counseling, and legal advice for women at a crossroads or in dire straits. So many women are abused or destitute or ill or depressed. There’s a strong need to pull up the ones who are down because that one in a place of weakness could be you. I have been in a bad place in my life and I needed support.

This was the week of charity. Dorinda‘s charity was a little bit different, and it was hard to get bidders, but we managed to eke out some bids from some people. I liked seeing her really push for donations.

The Tom thing was fine. Luann is right that he just moved to the next topic. Who could blame him? They are getting married, he has made his share of mistakes, but I wish her the very best. I hope this really works out.

As I told Dorinda, if something or someone isn’t working in your life, remove it. Ramona doesn’t work in my life, so this relationship has shifted. I wish her all the happiness in the world.

XO Bethenny

P.S.  Please check out my B Strong fundraiser, which will be raising money for a great cause ( We’ll be flying you and a friend right here to New York City, where you’ll get to meet me, visit the Skinnygirl office, and then spend some time at the Bravo Clubhouse at a Watch What Happens Live taping.

 I admire Bethenny for creating BStrong and helping women in need; I hope that this charity is wildly successful! Dennis is adorable and I can totally see a future with him and Bethenny; it makes sense that they cooled things off for now, especially because of Jason’s antics! I am shocked to hear Bethenny claim she and Ramona are completely done, because this is Bravo, and friendships are always changing!

Thoughts on Bethenny’s blog? Are you surprised she launched her own charity? Were you shocked to see Dennis? Do you think he and Bethenny will get back together? Were you cringing when Bethenny met Tom? Do you think he really accepts her apology? Are Bethenny and Ramona done for good?

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