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Bethenny Frankel Covers Self May 2012

Posted Thursday April 19, 2012 10:34 PM GMT

She's built a mini-empire thanks to her ultra-popular Skinnygirl brand, and Bethenny Frankel was chosen to adorn the cover of the May 2012 issue of Self magazine.

The 41-year-old Bravo reality star donned a springtime appropriate Sonia by Sonia Rykiel dress with Kirna Zabête earrings and Jimmy Choo shoes for the Robert Erdmann shot spread while opening up about everything from when she's the happiest to finding her sex sweet spot.

Highlights from Miss Frankel's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Self!

On the importance of eating well:
"I used to starve, then binge, and I was 25 pounds heavier. I tried every diet from Beverly Hills to South Beach. Any diet that says to limit eating watermelon but processed protein bars are good means we've become stupid. Now I eat what I crave and make sure I'm having a balanced variety."

On when she's the most content:
"I'm happiest when it's just us, like when I'm on the floor with Jason and the baby, making a tent with blankets. Right now, I'm looking for some peace. I'm not really sure what I'm doing anymore with reality TV. I experienced a miscarriage on TV. I didn't need that."

On keeping the romance alive with husband Jason Hoppy:
"I've gotten home to a note saying, 'Come to the bathroom,' and he has a bubble bath going."

On realizing there is no perfect:
"I'm confident because I know there is no 'right' way of doing things. So I stay in my own lane and do what I do. The more you see that your ideas work, the stronger you'll feel."

On finding a sex sweet spot:
"Like Nike says, Just Do It! Figure out the pattern that works for both of you. I'm tired at night, but I'm in a 'place of yes' in the morning if I wake up before Bryn does. Jason loves it anytime, any way he can get it, so he's happy whenever."

Photo Credit: Robert Erdmann for Self