Bethenny Frankel shades Kourtney Kardashian’s ‘sponsored’ wedding, takes Kim’s side in feud
Renowned Kardashian critic Bethenny Frankel has taken a side in the ongoing feud between Kim and Kourtney Kardashian. In a TikTok video released on Friday, the former “Real Housewives of New York” star declared herself to be “on Team Kim” amidst the sisters’ controversy with Dolce & Gabbana. Frankel, 52, commented on Kourtney’s Dolce & Gabbana wedding, suggesting that it was sponsored and funded by Kris Jenner. She then pointed out the similarity between Kim’s later collaboration with Dolce & Gabbana and Kourtney’s wedding. Frankel argued that Kourtney shouldn’t be upset with Kim for partnering with the fashion brand since she herself had a sponsored wedding. Frankel further emphasized that Kim paved the way for the entire Kardashian-Jenner family and that she is the most famous of the siblings. She also mentioned that Kim’s success has allowed the family to enjoy luxury and lucrative deals. Frankel advised Kourtney that if she wanted her wedding to be unique, she should have paid for it herself instead of working with a brand. She stressed that sponsorships come with obligations and nobody gets a free ride. Frankel’s comments come amidst the ongoing drama between Kim and Kourtney, which is being aired on the latest season of “The Kardashians.” Kourtney expressed her hurt over Kim’s decision to partner with Dolce & Gabbana, feeling that Kim was copying her wedding. Kim, on the other hand, couldn’t understand why her sister wasn’t happy for her and claimed to have been considerate when planning the fashion show. The feud between the sisters takes center stage on “The Kardashians.” However, it seems that the two eventually sit down and discuss the issue in an upcoming episode. Kourtney expresses her disappointment that nobody asked for her opinion and that business and money seemed to take precedence over her feelings. New episodes of “The Kardashians” air on Hulu on Thursdays.
Longtime Kardashian-critic Bethenny Frankel is taking sides amid the ongoing feud between Kim and Kourtney Kardashian.
The “Real Housewives of New York” alum announced in a TikTok Friday that she is “on Team Kim” amid the sisters’ “Dolce & Gabbana debacle.”
“So Kourtney’s commercial — aka wedding — by Dolce & Gabbana was sponsored,” Frankel, 52, said. “Everybody was dressed, the trip was paid for, Kris [Jenner] grabbed every lira off the ground she could grab.”
“Then Kim ended up doing a campaign with Dolce that was oddly familiar,” she continued, referencing the Skims founder’s September 2022 collaboration with the brand.
Although Kourtney, 44, is upset with Kim, 42, for partnering with the fashion house just months after her Dolce-themed wedding, Frankel argues that the Poosh founder wouldn’t have even been offered the opportunity without her younger sister.
“Kim was the one who laid the groundwork for all of the [Kardashians] and the [Jenners],” she said. “So she who makes the gold, makes the rules.”
“They are gonna want Kim. She is the most famous Kardashian,” she continued. “Private planes don’t grow on trees. Kris is gonna grab all those nickels and get all those deals. Don’t hate the player, hate the game.”
Frankel added that if Kourtney wanted her wedding to be special, she should have paid for it herself rather than work with a brand.
“With branding and with sponsorships come obligations,” the former reality TV star continued. “Nobody gets out without paying the bill.”
Frankel’s commentary comes as the Kim and Kourtney drama continues to play out on the latest season of “The Kardashians.”
Kourtney revealed she was deeply “hurt” by Kim’s decision to partner with the brand, saying the media mogul was “copying” her lavish Italian wedding.
“It’s almost like a greediness,” Kourtney said in the June 29 episode. “If I look at the photos from the fashion show, half of the time I’m like, ‘Is this my wedding?’”
“There’s no decency to ask me how I felt about her doing this so closely to my wedding,” she added in a confessional. “No one just gives a f—k about anything. It’s like the Wild West—like, ‘We’re just gonna take and do as we want. Whatever’s best for us.’”
Meanwhile, the Skkn founder didn’t understand why her “hater” sister wasn’t happy for her, claiming she “couldn’t have been more mindful” when planning the fashion show.
“I did this to push me mentally and emotionally, but knowing that Kourtney is mad just kills my vibe,” she shared on the June 21 episode. “This was too big of a moment to not be proud.”
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Yet it appears that the two sisters eventually sit down and discuss the drama in an upcoming episode.
“No one called me to say, ‘how do you feel about this?’” Kourtney tells Kim while crying.
“It’s like the business and the check was more important than my feelings.”
New episodes of “The Kardashians” air Thursdays on Hulu.