Bethenny Frankel: What's in a name?
Bethenny, though, is no stranger to illogical titles. She was neither married nor a housewife when she began on "The Real Housewives of New York City," so how does that work?
"They met me and I don't think they wanted a wife and a mom," she tells Zap2it of the Bravo producers. "They have four similar, why not have one who is the question mark character?"
As the only one of the six to turn her life as a chef and on-the-prowl single woman into a spin-off reality show, she ranks as the savviest. And she's clearly at ease on camera, no matter how personal it gets, witness the scene of her crying about her parents to a shrink.