No it doesn't default to the godparents. Normal people would choose to place their child with FAMILY first. Especially family that love and adore the child. After that you might choose a close friend that has been in your life for decades (you know, one of those special woman who made appearances as her "dear friends" during her wedding special).
The business of Bryn's guardian should the couple die before she reaches majority was bizarre. First, because it shouldn't be fodder for their reality show. Show some respect for your daughter. But, second, what an incredible show of contempt and disrespect for the elder Hoppys. Jesus. Plus, what a slap in the face to Julie. She is Bryn's godmother. What exactly did Bethenny and Jason think a godmother's responsibilities might be? Just someone to give neat birthday presents and trips to the ballet and the zoo? No. I'm sure when Julie accepted that honor that she knew what it could entail, God forbid. And as travelguru points out above, why exactly was Julie chosen over B's closest, oldest, dearest friends, anyway? But now Bethenny is punishing Julie for leaving her employ (and saving her own sanity).
Interesting stuff about the godparents, I blame Hollywood and horrible movie premises for the false info! The other person I thought of immediately was Teri (sp?), the one who was B's Maid of Honor and is her closest/longest friend. I actually think the decision has more to do with Bryn being raised in NYC by people who are culturally similar to Bethenny and share a lot of values with her, and location takes precedence. Probably B herself would articulate that she would not want her daughter raised by people not in the city, not involved in PR/business and a focus on appearance/being in the world of fashion/magazine shoots, etc. Bob and Carol would not continue B's food plan (which, by all accounts, is great) for Bryn and I'm pretty sure Bethenny would like Bryn to be cosmopolitan; after all, she will be a very rich woman someday. Teri appeared to possibly have some alcohol issues as well. I'm not defending any choice, I just think Bethenny would choose the person most similar since she is, admittedly, all about control.
Thought Brynn was adorable with her attempts at Spanish.
So adorable! I'm caught between being impressed by Bryn's language skills and wondering if she's been in a type of intensive language course because she is surrounded by talking, talking, talking ad nauseum. Hopefully that's more about the compressed timeline due to filming.
I didn't care for Bethenny's chewing down the guy on the beach. I get that the prices are inflated, and I'm a fan of Bethenny's fairly-frugal ways and that she's not Trump-gold-leafing everything, but throw an economy and a one-man business a damn bone! Maybe $40 was too high, but so was $100 million for a watered-down drink. If Bethenny and the guy on the beach both had the same opportunities in life, then maybe
okay, but it's not like that. She is all for the little guy getting money out of the clenched fists of the wealthy, and I'd like to see her let that trickle down.
My opinions about Bethenny are becoming harder due to her treatment of Julie and the fact that I finally read a lot of Skinny Girl's website and really looked at her new health products. I'm impressed with the quality and that it is not the usual fasting-type scam or BS, but as someone who knows the market of natural supplements, cleanses, etc. fairly well, she is definitely pricing and advertising to a specific group--and it's not "average" women. I'm disappointed about that, I really am, since - now that her money has been made - she can really do anything. The poster who mentioned charity work pages back has hit the nail on the head imo, the only relief she'll get is to get outside of her own suffering, and she has the money and influence to make a real difference.