Bethenny Frankel Lays Into Meghan Markle Ahead Of Oprah Interview: 'Cry Me A River'

Written by on March 7, 2021

A “Actual Housewives” alum with no reunion sofa in sight, Bethenny Frankel as a substitute turned to Twitter to share her opinions on Meghan Markle forward of her extremely anticipated sitdown with Oprah Winfrey.  

Simply hours earlier than Meghan and Prince Harry’s tell-all CBS interview aired on Sunday evening, Frankel made it clear that she has little sympathy for the Duchess of Sussex regardless of the continued assaults on her character and allegations that she bullied workers, which she has firmly denied.

Breaking with a handful of celebrities who’ve come to Meghan’s protection in latest days, Frankel laid into the duchess in response to a fan’s tweet in regards to the brutal press protection she’s acquired ever since marrying into the Home of Windsor. 

“Cry me a river,” Frankel wrote. “The plight of being a sport present host, pretty unknown actress, to struggling in a palace, w tiaras & 7 determine weddings for TWO WHOLE YEARS to being a family identify w @Oprah on pace dial, fetching 7 m for interviews, tons of of thousands and thousands in media offers.”

Frankel went on to clarify that Prince Harry was exempt from her criticism. “I [100 emoji] give Harry a break,” she wrote, showing to agree with a remark about what his mom endured. (Princess Diana was recurrently harassed by the paparazzi till her dying in 1997.)

However the actuality TV star nonetheless recommended {that a} primetime televised interview merely invited extra unwelcome consideration: “This isn’t the way in which to generate much less press & can’t be filed beneath the guise of wanting privateness to forestall a repeat of earlier occasions.”

Apart from some uncommon moments of candor, the previous “Fits” star has remained tightlipped in regards to the unrelenting detrimental and racist tabloid protection she has acquired since she and Harry began courting in 2016. Meghan and others have famous that the royal household has strict guidelines about when and the way its members go public about something. The Winfrey particular is the primary on-camera interview the duke and duchess have given since saying their plans to step again as senior working members of the royal household final 12 months.

Nonetheless, Frankel refused to see Meghan as a sufferer, as a substitute suggesting that she’s a shrewd opportunist. The Skinnygirl founder went so far as to match her actuality TV profession with Meghan’s expertise within the public eye.

“I selected actuality television, to work in the direction of making $, to be scrutinized & criticized. I took the trimmings & the beatings together with it. It’s a rose w petals & thorns. Individuals beg to enter the customarily poisonous establishment I signed up for. That WAS the life I selected,” Frankel wrote. “You may’t play silly & good.”

Frankel’s Twitter spree instantly sparked a backlash on social media with followers and celebrities alike weighing in on why she was focusing on Meghan.

“Lawwd Bethenny racism is rather a lot completely different than your fortunate life… and it’s Girls’s Historical past Month .. let the Sister inform her story. You haven’t even heard it but!!!” Loni Love, co-host of “The Actual,” wrote in response to considered one of Frankel’s tweets. 

“Promoting Sundown” star Chrishell Stause additionally hit again at Frankel, writing, “Not a white housewife evaluating her wrestle to Meghan’s. A girl of coloration becoming a member of the Royal Household. It’s the delusion for me. Everyone seems to be working extra time making an attempt to silence her. Allow us to hear what she has to say.”

Learn some extra responses to Frankel’s feedback under. 

Frankel and Meghan really share a little bit of historical past: The “Actual Housewives” star revealed again in 2018 that she as soon as went on a date with the duchess’s former husband, Trevor Engelson. 

The 2 apparently didn’t hit it off romantically, as Frankel was extra desirous about a enterprise reference to the producer. However she mentioned again then, “There’s one thing there. There’s one thing salacious about doing a TV mission with Meghan Markle’s ex.”

“There’s somewhat sizzle there,” she added. “I may make rooster salad out of that rooster shit for certain.”

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