[quote] She's done a total 180 on her husband. She now appears to really not care at all about him, and is almost baiting him into fights when the cameras are there.
She does hint (and admit) that it's what happens off camera that bothers her. It seems that she feels like Jason is two-faced. When the cameras are on, he's "Mr. Perfect," and when the cameras are off, he tells her shit like "you're damaged" and other mean things, that people would be surprised to hear, if we heard him behind the scenes.
The problem is that Jason DOES know the cameras are there, and so he won't ever expose his mean side, while they're rolling. And I think that's why Bethenny was trying to bait him, in order to bring out the "real" Jason. Of course, he's too smart to take the bait.
Notice how he avoids therapy like the plague. It would mean that the "real" Jason would have to be exposed.
[quote] She has made it clear on the show that there is a pre-nup. So it looks like Jason won't get a dime if there is a divorce.
This seems to be the biggest problem in their marriage, and quite a bone of contention. She makes a reference to it, without coming out and saying it.
There's a reason why the first episode was entitled, "Mo' money, mo' problems." And it wasn't referring to Jason's latent homosexuality.
Notice that they never speak in terms of "our," when referring to the apartment, the business, etc. The only thing that Jason can legitimately claim as "ours," is the baby. And he even has a hard time with Bethenny, on working out a visiting schedule for Brynn with his family.
I can imagine how Jason feels about the company, because it really is all Bethenny's. Her company, her money, her apartment, her everything. He's just an employee (like Slade with Gretchen), except that he's also married to her.
You have to wonder if this is why so many celeb marriages fail, when the woman has more money. It's hard on a guy's ego, to be the "dependent" one in the relationship.
[quote] Have you seen the new season? This doesn't seem scripted - she's way too nasty for this to be scripted. She's hitting way below the belt - she doesn't even seem to like the guy all that much - and even says it on air that their biggest problem as a couple is that "we don't like each other" and that they don't even know each other.
Exactly. She openly says that they don't like each other anymore. And the truth is that they don't know each other. Two years is nothing.
I found it amusing that she said "the circle of trust is closed." Meaning, unless you are an old friend or family member who has known her for more than 10 years, you will never be in the "circle of trust." I took that to mean, Jason included in the "less than 10 years" category.
[quote] I saw an interview with her where she said that she didn't want people to think she has a perfect life. She is too smart and has too much control of the show and how she comes across for this to not be a calculated staging of the show and fine tune editing.
Of course. All the leeches are probably coming out of the woodwork looking for money, so it helps her in the court of public opinion, that she is still the "troubled" Bethenny, and not the "perfect life" Bethenny. I don't think people would like the perfect life Bethenny.
[quote] There have only been a couple of episodes so far this season. Give it some time. I agree with posters above saying there could be a redemption angle.
Could be. But they seem to have already grown tired of each other. Tired of the fights, tired of the money issues, tired of everything. And they've only been together two years. I can't imagine that it'll get better in the future.
It's weird, but you really can see the contempt she has for Jason, through the tv screen. She doesn't respect him, for whatever reason, and for a person like Bethenny, that's a death blow to your relationship with her.
Bethenny needs a strong man. I don't necessarily think he has to be rich, but he definitely needs to be strong and grounded.