Gets Candid With Bethenny Frankel On Dating


Monday on Bethenny Frankel’s new talk show ‘bethenny’, actress Jennie Garth gets candid about being a single mom and returning to dating after being married for so many years.  Jennie shared her thoughts on dating and more.

Bethenny:  “So you’re, like me, a single mom. How is it finding that new identity? Going from being single to being married and now you’re a single mom. Dating or just kind of getting out there. How do you find that experience?”

The mother of three (Lola, Fiona and Luca) admits that it’s hard.  “It’s super challenging. I’ve had to go through a lot. You have to find your way and stumble and make mistakes. I think that’s the only way you learn how to do it is by making mistakes unfortunately. I expected to come out of it and just be great at it. I’m smart and I thought I could do it. How hard could it be? I’ve realized I have to fumble my way and create the space to really be open to learning because I don’t know how to do it.

Jennie says that getting back out there and dating is not all it’s cracked up to be. “It’s fun and it’s awful all at the same time.”

Bethenny: So you feel like it’s sort of exciting, it’s the unknown?

Jennie shares, “It was not that exciting. It’s like a weird type of torture but it can be fun.”  she says of her approach to dating, “For me I look for somebody that shares an energy, a shared common energy. There is just that connection, energy that they have, it doesn’t matter what the person looks like or what they really do. There has to be that first and foremost, that zing. That thing.”

Bethenny: “So you think it is chemical?”

Jennie: “Oh absolutely”

Tune in on Monday for their full interview!  Visit to find out when and where it airs in your city!

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