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Simon Van Kempen and Alex McCord Are Standing By Bethenny Frankel

Simon and Alex.

Simon Van Kempen and Alex McCord don't think their former Real Housewives of New York castmate Bethenny Frankel is to blame for the potentially carcinogenic nature of her Skinnygirl Margaritas. Actually, all Alex said was that she wishes Bethenny "the best in all her moneymaking endeavors." Simon was (just) slightly more direct, telling E!, "For me, there's truth in advertising ... If you're upfront about it, there wouldn't be scandal. I don't think she was hiding anything at all, [but] once she sold it off, she lost a little control." But that could just mean he's happy to take any opportunity to justify his weird control issues. In fact, that's something he and Bethenny always had in common. [E!]