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Between her adorable family, red-hot reality TV show and multimillion-dollar Skinnygirl empire, Bethenny Frankel has it all. Except, perhaps, for one thing: a sibling for her 20-month-old daughter, Bryn. “Women tell me they never regret having a second one, they regret not having a second one,” Bethenny, the new spokeswoman for Clorox’s Bleach It Away! campaign, tells In Touch in an exclusive interview. And, having just celebrated her 41st birthday, the Bethenny Ever After star says she’s exploring every option to ensure her and husband Jason Hoppy’s baby dreams become a reality. “I’m getting up there, especially for getting pregnant,” Bethenny confides, adding, “I am also open to adoption.”
The entrepreneur says she always knew she would become a mom — with or without a man. “When I had no prospects, and no idea what the future held, I thought I would adopt,” Bethenny, who starred on the first three seasons of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City, explains. And while she hasn’t ruled out another biological child, she’s quick to point out the merits of adoption, which, she says, include “the freedom of not worrying about my age and the ability to give a child a home.” And, indeed, home is where Bethenny’s heart is these days. While the work-at-home mom admits “balancing career with being a mother is challenging,” she’s also enjoying all the rewards. “I know what’s important now and I just love being home with my family.” Which, by the sound of things, could get a new addition very soon!