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While her former castmates on The Real Housewives of New York City were reeling from the recent firings, Bethenny Frankel was reeling from something much scarier: a giant wave that swept her sailboat far off course! The reality star and husband Jason Hoppy were supposed to be on a leisurely eight-hour voyage this past weekend, but instead they spent 20 panicked hours lost at sea.
"The captain had to call the Coast Guard and we were hit by a big wave," Frankel tells E! Online. "It was very scary. It was traumatic... We were in the middle of the deep sea with no land or anybody near us."
The boat was equipped with a GPS system, but a malfunction left the boat's passengers clueless about how to get back to land. After hours of drifting between Nantucket and Block Island, the crew was guided back to shore by the Coast Guard at 4 a.m. All that time, says Frankel, there was only one thing on her mind: her 16-month-old baby Bryn.
"I was thinking, Oh, my God, Bryn! I'm not going to be there at six o'clock in the morning when she wakes up and she's going to wonder where Mommy is and gosh, if something were to happen to me, what would happen to her," says Frankel. "I was having horrendous thoughts."
After what she dubbed on Twitter "the worst night of my life," Frankel writes that she made it home to enjoy "a quiet morning with Bryn." But the harrowing adventure should make for a dramatic third season of Bethenny's Bravo reality show Bethenny Ever After: The entire camera crew was on board the ship with her.