Bethenny Frankel Hires Personality Coach [Report]

Bethenny Frankel has reportedly hired a personality coach in hopes of toning down the public’s perception of her. As she prepares for the upcoming premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City season seven, Frankel is hoping to get back in the good graces of fans.

On March 28, FOX News reported Bethenny Frankel, who was often known for her “brash, opinionated demeanor,” wanted to be seen as a “nicer” person moving forward.

Following her messy split from Jason Hoppy, Bethenny Frankel attempted to move on from reality TV with a talk show of her own. Unfortunately, fans didn’t respond well to the daytime series, and it was canceled after just one season. Not working in her favor was the fact that she and Hoppy were at war in court over the custody of their daughter — and Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl earnings. With Hoppy being portrayed as the victim, at least publicly, Frankel became the unofficial villain of their breakup.

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Now, as she prepares for her reality TV return, Bethenny Frankel has taken steps to become a more likable person.

“She’s turned herself into a victim and been told by these coaches to be much more demure, and not be as harsh as she was,” a source told Page Six.

If Bethenny Frankel can win over fans, she’ll not only have an easier time on The Real Housewives of New York City, she’s likely to see a peak in Skinnygirl sales, as well.

As the Inquisitr reported last week, Bethenny Frankel appeared on an episode of Watch What Happens Live, where she opened up about her divorce, telling host Andy Cohen she and Hoppy split because of a lack of respect, among other things. She also pointed out she was the “breadwinner” of the two, which provided for a stressful dynamic between them.

In response to the interview, Hoppy’s lawyer, Bernard Clair, revealed his client was exploring “legal options.” However, a source claimed shortly after that Bethenny Frankel wasn’t afraid of her soon-to-be ex-husband’s threats.

On March 26, a source revealed the following to Radar Online:

“The threat of more legal action doesn’t scare Bethenny at all. She didn’t criticize Jason as a father, and only said marriage wasn’t for her. Jason needs to move on and stop hauling her into court every single time he gets upset about a perceived snub.”

For more Bethenny Frankel, tune into The Real Housewives of New York City season seven on April 7 at 9 p.m.

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