May 10, 2010 07:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Bethenny Frankel, star ofÂ Bravo‘sÂ The Real Housewives of New York City, had a reason to celebrate Mother’s Day this year with the arrival of a brand new baby girl. The newly married Frankel, and her husband Jason Hoppy, welcomed a daughter on Saturday. Keep reading for more details about Frankel’s new addition and what her former BFF, Jill Zarin, had to say about it…
It’s a girl for Bethenny Frankel, star ofÂ Bravo‘sÂ The Real Housewives of New York City! The chef gave birth to a daughterÂ at 8amÂ on Saturday, May 8th in New York City. Bethenny and her new husband, Jason Hoppy, named their 4 lb.-12 oz. daughter Bryn Hoppy. According to a rep for theÂ Real Housewives of New York City star, mom, dad, and baby are all doing great.
Frankel took to Twitter to announce the news, tweeting,Â ”I can’t express how happy I am & how beautiful, supportive & thoughtful u all are. Bryn is a tiny beautiful peanut. new chapter begins. thank you.” Not surprisingly, herÂ Real Housewives of New York City co-star and real-life frenemy, Jill Zarin, had something to say about the baby’s arrival. On her Facebook page, Zarin wroteÂ ”Heard Bethenny had a baby boy … so happy for her and son. So happy for them.” Oops. Frankel fans slammed Zarin for the gender mistake and for leaking the news before Frankel. Zarin later apologized, writing,Â ”We were excited and congratulated her obviously prematurely. I should have waited until B announced it herself. Sorry.”
Despite the fact that the pregnancy was shared publicly (first via Perez Hilton, then as drama onÂ Bravo‘sÂ The Real Housewives of New York City),Â Frankel and Hoppy decided to keep the baby’s gender a secret….from themselves.Â ”Jason won’t let me find out because he knows I’ll spoil it,” Frankel said during a pregnancy interview. She had a feeling though that they might be welcoming a daughter. A few months ago, she tweeted,Â ”I had a dream it was a girl.”
Frankel and Hoppy are definitely smitten with their daughter and hoping to take their new baby home soon. This morning, Frankel tweeted, “Waiting until 9am when we can go see baby bryn again. jason hasn’t left the hospital since we got here fri. we’re in love w the lil chickpea.”
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