It's been widely reported that she's raked in a massive fortune from the sale of her Skinnygirl cocktail line, however, the release of new financial records show a check written to Bethenny Frankel for the goods was actually made out for less than previously believed.
According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission quarterly report form, the Bravo reality star sold off her calorie conscious creations to Fortune Brands, Inc. for a $8.1 million price tag - significantly less than prior reports which indicated a $120 million deal between the parties.
Following Whole Foods' decision to remove her popular low-cal drink from its shelves, Bethenny Frankel has been slapped with a multi-million dollar lawsuit claiming she intentionally misled consumers about the actual ingredients in her Skinnygirl line of alcoholic drinks.
In the complaint obtained by TMZ, Reneta Bonar alleges that the "Real Housewives" star and Skinnygirl's manufacturer, Beam Global Spirits, lied about the product being "all natural" and containing "no preservatives" despite the fact that the cocktail contains synthetic sodium benzoate.
Firing back after Whole Foods decided to yank her Skinnygirl line, claiming that it wasn't made from all natural ingredients, Bethenny Frankel has spoken out to defend her popular low-cal brand.
The "Real Housewives of New York City" star released a statement on her website, which reads, "We would not sell anything that I don’t personally drink. I’m a natural foods chef and health is a top priority for me and my family."
Taking her brood for a walk through the Big Apple, Bethenny Frankel was spotted out and about with hubby Jason Hoppy and adorable daughter Bryn earlier this week.
Sporting a summery ensemble, the 40-year-old reality star donned a sheer white top, chunky gold necklace and white trousers for the trio's jaunt, all the while little Byn wore an adorable white bow and sandals as she strolled along.
She's one of the many east coasters dealing with the effects of Hurricane Irene, and Bethenny Frankel seemingly let the major storm system get the best of her.
Unable to sleep through the nasty conditions, the Skinnygirl mogul began her Twitter tear at 3AM by writing, "I can't sleep. So nervous. The wind is so loud outside.what's the update?tv will wake everyone."
Debuting her latest low-cal concoction, Bethenny Frankel launched her Skinnygirl Sangria in New York City last night (August 3).
The former "Real Housewives of New York City" star took to the alcohol-filled evening in a super-summery pink mini dress and orange pumps, making sure to sip on her new signature mix as she made the promotional rounds.