Bethenny Frankel with Festive Cheer and No Ring in Sight

Bethenny Frankel got a big break as a cast member on The Real Housewives of New York City.

Frankel's father is famous thoroughbred race horse trainer Robert Frankel. He's a multiple Eclipse Award winner.

Due to these connections, Bethenny worked as a hotwalker for her dad's stable, growing up around Saratoga Springs, New York. She graduated from Pine Crest School and then went to New York University.

From there, Frankel followed her passionate for cooking and founded a company that provides healthy baked goods and meals for private clients. She wrote a book title Naturally Thin - Unleash Your Skinnygirl & Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting and lives with her dog, Cookie.

In June 2010, Bravo premiered a spin-off series titled Bethenny Getting Married. It centers on her life with Jason Hoppy.