On last week’s show, Frankel had an emotional reunion with her estranged stepfather, whom she called “the only father I’ve ever known.”
According to PEOPLE, who revealed a clip from the upcoming episode, the meltdown starts when Housewife Dorinda Medley expects Frankel’s attendance at her birthday weekend in the Berkshires. But the Skinnygirl mogul – who shares parenting duties with her ex-husband Jason Hoppy after a bitter custody battle – plans to spend the weekend with her daughter.
“I’m not going (away) on my weekend with my daughter, which is every other weekend. I live for her. I never thought I’d have a kid, like I live for her, and she’s going through a hard time. I will never get this time – she’s getting older… I don’t care about anybody but my daughter, and I’m not the only one who has a daughter, but whatever my situation is, it’s pretty f—–g bad. And that’s my own thing and I can’t do it. I just don’t want to miss anything with her.”
Frankel, whose messy divorce is still being disputed in court, made it clear that her child is her first priority.
Frankel fells “so embarrassed” for her emotional moment, but she tells new RHONY star Radziwill that an unfamiliar face can be just the thing to burst open emotional floodgates.
“Sometimes you will open yourself up to a stranger easier than someone that you really know,” Frankel says.
For more Bethenny Frankel, tune into The Real Housewives of New York City season 7 on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.