Bethenny Frankel has a lot on her plate these days, but she’s still finding time to participate in charity events.
The former reality star participated in a paddleboard event in Sag Harbor meant to raise money for breast cancer research and showed off her bikini in the process, playing it cool in a hat and large sunglasses. According to Page Six, the mom and entrepreneur displayed some “diva” behavior on the beach, keeping to herself and refusing to step up when it was time to claim a bracelet for the race.
“When they announced her name and asked her to come get her ankle bracelet, she was too important to come get it herself, so she sent one of her entourage over to get it,” a “source” said.
However, Frankel shared photos from the day on her social media accounts and appeared to be having a blast. She also took the opportunity to complete the ice bucket challenge after being nominated by a friend, and shared a video from the lifeguard station.
Frankel has been busy with her writing and other projects since her talk show was cancelled earlier this year. Leaving the daytime talk game behind was something of a relief to the former Real Housewives star, who said she felt constricted.
“I am relieved,” she wrote on her blog. “What I really want right now is to be with my daughter, to do yoga, to focus on [her product line] Skinnygirl and my writing, and to give myself a break…Unlike my time on Bravo, I felt a bit diluted, filtered and somewhat constricted. I am a free spirit. I am more comfortable in my natural surroundings and in a setting where I’m surrounded by crazy, where anything goes and where I can be authentically me. 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.”
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