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Last fall, when reality star Bethenny Frankel chose to compete on ABC's Skating With the Stars, she chalked the decision up to her love of skating. "Most things I do are business decisions," she told People magazine. "But when I heard about this I thought, 'I just want to do this.' It's so awesome."
No doubt this was true. But she clearly had some business-related motives as well. Cameras for her reality show, Bethenny Ever After (Bravo, Mondays, 10 p.m. ET) were rolling, and there's no doubt that this Type A+ businesswoman wanted to squeeze in as much drama -- and from as many directions -- as possible.
Judging by this preview clip of the upcoming season, she got what she wanted. While the first installment of her show, Bethenny Getting Married?, chronicled her nuptials to salesman Jason Hoppy (and the birth of their baby, Bryn), this season delves into her life as a wife, mother and insanely overextended businesswoman.
It's to Frankel's credit that despite the cameras, and despite the numerous and hard-won professional accomplishments, she still comes across as relatable and real. She fights with her husband -- wittily. She obsesses over the well being of her adorable baby. She handles issues with her in-laws. No, she isn't just like us. But she comes across like a heightened version of us. And that makes her dynamic drive all the more appealing.