Bethenny Frankel: Mom Calls Her A Liar

Kimberly RipleyLife

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Bethenny Frankel and her mom have been estranged for more than a decade now, and it's abundantly clear that Bernadette Birk isn't feeling the old 'absence makes the heart grow fonder' adage. In fact, she has nothing good at all to say about the former Real Housewives of New York City star.

In a recent interview with RadarOnline, Birk says she is sure she 'will never speak to her daughter again.'

“Bethenny spread vicious and horrible lies about me simply for publicity,” Birk said, adding, “her ratings were down and they soared!"

"I gave her the benefit of the doubt, and I always left the door open for her, but she destroyed it and now that door is shut forever!” she said.

Bethenny Frankel only loves one person according to her mother. Herself.

“She is so vain, and loves herself so much, that if she even got so much as a scratch she would run and get plastic surgery,” Bernadette Birk says.

It was about two years ago when Bethanny Frankel said similar things about her mother.

“She’s so desperate, it’s really sad,” Frankel said back in March of 2012. “I will never ever speak to her again as long as I live.”

Bernadette Birk has never even met her granddaughter--Bethenny Frankel's four-year-old daughter, Bryn Hoppy. Frankel co-parents her daughter with ex-husband Jason Hoppy.

Probably the saddest part of this entire scenario is that what each of these women is airing publicly--their obvious disdain for things that happened in the past--should be aired in private conversations, either solely between Bethenny Frankel and Bernadette Birk, or in the presence of a third party--some sort of mediator or counselor.

It does sound like each has aired her dirty laundry for the purpose of publicity.

Do you think Bethenny Frankel is a liar--or is her mom simply jealous of the very public--at times lucrative--life she sees her daughter leading?

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.