Arena is getting into the renovation game with dynamic duo Bethenny Frankel and Fredrik Eklund in the new series Bethenny & Fredrik, premiering Sunday, February 11 at 7pm. Bethenny has been Fredrik’s client and friend, and now they’re taking their friendship to new heights by coming together as real estate moguls and business partners – which is sure to put their personal relationship to the test!
These two powerhouses are well-respected in their individual fields. The Real Housewives of New York’s Bethenny is a self-made businesswoman who founded Skinnygirl Cocktails and expanded the Skinnygirl brand into a lifestyle empire. Million Dollar Listing New York’s Fredrik Eklund is one of the top real estate entrepreneurs in New York City, with more than $5 billion in residential sales over the past 11 years. Together they’ve got big ambitions to renovate properties and make a huge profit. With millions of their own money on the line, along with years of friendship, they tackle the ups and downs of scouting, buying, and designing multimillion-dollar homes.
Putting two big personalities on the same job definitely creates a lot of funny moments, but it also comes with plenty of challenges as they try to stay on the same page. Beyond finding the properties to flip, they have to balance Fredrik’s caviar taste for furnishings with Bethenny’s penchant for staying on budget. Can they navigate the crazy world of real estate while maintaining their personal lives, all without killing each other?
Bethenny & Fredrik premieres on Sunday, February 11 at 7pm. Watch the video below for a sneak preview!