You ask your clients what their non-negotiables are, so what are yours?
No one's ever asked me that question. I like that question! OK, first thing is, I would like him to make equal or more money. Now, it's not that I'm not generous. I spend too much money on my man, and I get in a lot of trouble for that. I have dated down financially, and it bit me in the butt. They guy wants to take over my bank account or doesn't want to work.
Two, I'm a TV star. I live in the world of entertainment. If you hate the entertainment business, you're not for me.
Three, family first. I'll tell Bravo I can't shoot today if my kid is sick. You've gotta be a family guy first.
Four, I want a sexy, rugged kind of guy. I want a wood chopper. I don't want to go to therapy. When I come home, I want to watch TV, eat a chicken and get into my bath. I don't want to talk three hours about what happened during my day. I can't do that. I talk all day long.
Number five, which is the most important thing, you must be a take-charge guy. I'm the girl. I'll pay for things as well. I'll upgrade us to first class. You'll get gifts, but you're the man, you're the leader. I want to be the follower. I don't want to be the man in the relationship.
And maybe there's a sixth non-negotiable: I want a man who goes on camera with me for lunch or dinner, maybe once a season. He doesn't have to be like Bethenny's Jason [Hoppy, Frankel's husband on 'Bethenny Getting Married?'], but it would be nice. Andy wouldn't do that for me, yet he did Tori [Spelling] and Dean [McDermott's] show, and that was one of the reasons I broke up with him. I need my guy to be proud of me, and I want to be proud of my man.