Julie is not just Bethenny’s assistant, she’s part of the family!
In the April 9 episode of Bethenny Ever After, Bethenny Frankel faces the harsh reality of losing her trusted assistant, Julie. In a heart-to-heart talk, Julie tells Bethenny that she is moving home to Pittsburg to be with her family and her boyfriend. “I’m burnt out a little bit. I just have not stopped since I came here,” says Julie. She even admits to being nervous to tell Bethenny how she feels! Luckily, Bethenny is very sweet and tells Julie that she, Jason and Bryn are there for her and just want her to be happy.
As Bryn’s godmother, Julie promises to come back often to see her favorite NYC family, but the gang is still in tears when the news breaks.
The episode continues on a lighter note when Bethenny announces a few fun plans. She will be taking her entire team on a trip to Mexico and they will all be modeling Bethenny’s new Skinnygirl shape wear line. First comes the sexy lingerie! The women look super hot in the form-flattering pieces and even shy Julie gets into the festive mood.
In the end, Bethenny has to confront her feeling about losing Julie as an assistant and as a friend on a day-to-day basis. It will be hard, but Bethenny knows that she can carry on. She will move her lower assistants up the career ladder faster than she had planned and she hopes they can handle in. In reality, probably no one will match up to Julie in Bethenny’s eyes. She’s set the bar so high! Julie admits that she likes that the younger girls have a chance to shine because she was given a chance to start her career at a young age. She advises the girls to work hard and even if they are freaking out on the inside, not to ever let Bethenny see them sweat.
Great advice, Julie! We all know you will be missed.