EXCLUSIVE! Bethenny Frankel Tells 'The Real Housewives Of D.C.' To Learn From The Jersey Housewives' Mistakes & Keep Their Kids Under Control!

Mon, August 2, 2010 3:42pm EST by 1 Comment
Getty Images, Courtesy of Bravo

Getty Images, Courtesy of Bravo

“Keep your kids [away from the cameras] as much as possible,” Bethenny suggests. You don’t want them to go bananas like the Jersey housewives’ kids!

Keeping your kids under control is hard enough to do, let alone when they’re raised in front of reality TV cameras. Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel understands this, and she wants the new Real Housewives of D.C. to keep their children away from the camera as much as they can for fear that their kids may turn out just like Jersey housewife Jacqueline Laurita‘s crazy teenage daughter Ashley. (She’s the one who pulled Danielle Staub‘s hair in the current season.)

“Look at what happened in Jersey,” Bethenny said to HollywoodLife.com exclusively during a conference call for Ameda’s “I breastfeed because … ” campaign. “I haven’t really been watching, but I hear one of the Jersey daughters [Ashley] is in a fight with one of the Housewives [Danielle].”

“It’s a little crazy,” Bethenny continued. “One of the daughters got involved in a rift with one of the Housewives and now she could go to court and have a record!”

“I would say keep your kids out of it as much as possible,” Bethenny suggested to the new cast of The Real Housewives of D.C. “You’ve got to be an adult and know how to deal with it.”

Bethenny also suggested the gals “not take themselves too seriously because none of this is that serious.”

“Be true to yourselves and don’t manufacture who you want to be on the show” she advises. “It’s not fool’s gold — you don’t go on television to be rich, famous and successful . You have to have something to back it up.”

Bethenny also wanted to thank Stacie Scott Turner and Mary Schmidt Amons for calling her the role model of all the Housewives. “I think it’s really nice that the D.C. housewives say I’m the housewife role model,” Bethenny said. “That’s flattering and so nice!”

— Lindsey DiMattina