She looks as happy as can be with her new bundle of joy, but things weren’t always a walk in the park for Frankel. As we’ve come to learn through Real Housewives of New York and Bethenny Getting Married?, Bethenny has a rough past, and less-than-perfect family life.
"I never had a true childhood," she tells People. "There was a lot of destruction: alcohol abuse, eating disorders and violent fights."
On last season of Real Housewives, Frankel was forced to say goodbye to her father who was dying. As for her mom, they’ve been estranged for years. Bethenny calls her "extremely volatile. She was never a mother to me."
But everything has recently turned around for her! She met her now husband Jason Hoppy, and now has a little baby! A lot can change in just a couple years! "I live for this baby,” Bethenny adds.
For more on the story, pick up a copy of People on newsstands the end of the week.