Bethenny Frankel's Estranged Mother Says Daughter Is Headed For Divorce (VIDEO)
"Real Housewives of New York City's" Bethenny Frankel is headed for a divorce, at least that's what her estranged mother Bernadette Birk claims.
Star magazine (via RadarOnline) is reporting that the reality TV star's mother is speaking out, alleging that Bethenny's Skinnygirl Margaritas concept was her idea, and claims Bethenny and husband Jason Hoppy's relationship will fall apart when her daughter doesn't stand to gain anything from the marriage anymore.
Birk told the magazine that Bethenny will soon dump Jason, explaining that "He is really too weak for her."
By her own admission, Birk has only spoken with her daughter twice in the last 10 years, but feels she knows her daughter well enough to forecast her romantic future.
"She only puts herself around people who can do something for her. It's amazing how she turned out just like her father," Birk told Star.
Bethenny's mom is also claiming her daughter snagged her multimillion dollar diet margarita drink from her. She explained that Bethenny's overweight godmother would visit when she was young, and Birk claims she would make her a low-fat version of the cocktail instead, but her daughter won't give her credit because, "it goes against her narcissistic point of view."
Bethenny and Jason Hoppy were married in March 2010 and welcomed baby girl, Bryn in May of that year.
Until now there had been no indication that the couple was unhappy, and just this past summer, Bethenny was even talking about adding to their family in the future.
It's no secret that Bethenny and her mother aren't on good terms. In her book "A Place of Yes: 10 Rules For Getting Everything You Want Out of Life," Bethenny wrote openly about her childhood:
"I didn't feel like a victim as a child, and I don't feel like one now," she wrote. "But I never felt very safe, and I never felt like I could trust that someone else was in control of the situation."
The reality star spoke to Hollywood Life in March, telling them that she, "shouldn't have been in Vegas at 13," and "I shouldn't have been in nightclubs at 13."
Birk in turn denied her daughter's claims and also spoke with Hollywood Life, telling them she considers Bethenny to "be demented and beyond help."