After writing a book about her relationship problems, reality star Bethenny Frankel opens up about her divorce drama and how she s learning from her mistakes. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE.
“Someone said to me recently, ‘We are pricing ourselves out of the market,’ ” says the Skinnygirl mogul, 44, in the new issue of PEOPLE.
“I’m okay with the money gap, but men need to feel in control – there’s nothing more emasculating than a woman pulling out her credit card. I don’t care how women’s lib we are.”
Ever the enterpriser, the Real Housewives of New York City star, who just returned for season seven, hopes to turn her failed romances into another facet of her growing empire with the new book, I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To.
“I think that fame and attention and money does not bring out the best in everybody,” Frankel told Bravo’s Andy Cohen during a candid, one-on-one episode of Watch What Happens Live in March. “Money in many ways is the root of all evil.”
• Reporting by ELIZABETH MCNEIL
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