Tonight is the season finale of Bethenny Ever After, and, from all reports, the final season. I think that this is the absolutely perfect decision for this woman and her family. Between her time on The Real Houseives of New York and her own reality show, Bethenny has accomplished what she set out to do. Her life is where she and her husband want it to be, and her family, from what I’ve seen and read, is soon to welcome a fourth member.
I don’t know how much more I could have written about Bethenny and her journey through life. I offered some of my viewpoints and opinions when I wrote my post at the beginning of this Season. Once in a while I would write about what I was watching and my perspective on events. I’ve talked about her marriage, her upbringing and her business ventures. I really don’t have much more to say.
Whatever we’ve read or seen or talked about is based on what someone has reported – whether it actually based on fact or not is a whole other matter – what Bethenny’s own PR machine wants us to know, or our own speculation. In the last week or so, the rumor mills have had Bethenny and her husband in the offices of divorce attorneys, only to turn around and post pictures of her which, from all appearances, sure look like she has a baby bump to me. With that kind of wild and disparate information, it makes me wonder how any of us can formulate any opinions at all about the Hoppys.
It’s an odd and diffcult thing to do – to try to understand someone else’s family, and especially someone else’s marriage. We really don’t know what goes on behind closed doors, among members of a family. We’ve all seen news reporters interview neighbors of people who have been charged with horrible crimes where the neighbors, all too often, state that they never saw a problem with anyone at the other’s house. I’d go so far as to say that most of us never really knew our own parents’ marriages, even when we lived under the same roof. They had their own secrets and lives, separate from ours, that belonged to only the two of them.
I’m writing this before the finale airs. It’s set to record and I’ll watch it at some later date. I don’t mind if you want to comment on it, if and when you watch it. I promise you, you’re not spoiling anything for me. I’ll just leave it at this. I hope that Jason and Bethenny live long and happily married lives. I hope that they get to see Bryn, and her new baby brother or sister get married, have children of their own with a couple of loving grandparents. I think they can do it because I think they love each other enough to make it through all of the things it takes to stay together. There’s nothing I can offer in the way of proof, it’s just something I would like to see happen. There has to be something very right in that marriage, though. It’s written all over Bryn’s face. Even Bravo isn’t that good at editing.