Bethenny Frankel bids farewell to mother with heartbreaking note

Bethenny Frankel opened up about her rocky relationship with her mother

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Bethenny Frankel bids farewell to mother with heartbreaking note
Bethenny Frankel bids farewell to mother with heartbreaking note

Bethenny Frankel announced the loss of her mom Bernadette Birk and mourned with a heartfelt note.

The former Real Housewives of New York City star took to Instagram on Saturday, April 20, and shared the heartbreaking news that her mom passed away at the of 73.

Revealing the cause of her mother’s death was lung cancer she penned down detailed caption to honor her mother.

“She was complex, in pain, isolated, and had demons. She was the most stunning woman you have ever seen, who left her abusive home as quickly as I ran from mine,” she wrote alongside a carousel of throwback pictures of her mom.

While mentioning the sufferings of her mom, she noted, “She was brilliant, funny, cultured and wise — yet suffered a lifelong eating disorder, alcoholism, abuse, smoking, and self-destruction. Despite not being equipped to be a mother, she loved me and I have beautiful memories of her.”

Frankel revealed that she experienced things “no young child should endure” under the care of Birk which made her a “strong, tough, survivor”.

The 53-year-old Skinnygirl founder said that she due to her daughter, Bryn, 13, whom she shares with ex-husband Jason Hoppy, she recently ‘reconnected’ with her mom so her daughter could “know and love her (grandmother).”

Moreover, she revealed that her mother “adorned” her daughter, Bryn, and said, “She left what little she had to my daughter”.

Frankel claimed that her sixth sense, sensed her mom had passed away and so she started dancing to the song I’m Alive in Birk’s favorite designer dress to release “some trauma” as she was dying.

“I remember her as a young woman during periods of happiness loving me and long for those memories of affection. I mourn her loss, her life, her loneliness and my childhood. I mourn her inability to experience motherhood, the most beautiful gift of a lifetime,” she wrote.

She stated her final ‘goodbye’ to her mom and added, “You did the best you could and you are free and at peace.”

She concluded her post with a reminder to her followers to reconcile with their estranged loved ones and said, “Please call, connect with, or hug someone you have a complicated relationship with today.”

For those unversed, Frankel had an unstable relationship with her mom over the passing years.

As per Page Six, she once claimed that Birk was “never a mother” to her and that she “never had a true childhood.”