In 2012, former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel talked more about her time on the set of Saved by the Bell in the 1990s — when she had a cast member as a guest on her short-lived show. Mario Lopez, who played wrestler A.C. Slater on the series, appeared on Bethenny and dished about what she was like on set.
During the Bethenny interview (via E! News), Lopez said he did, in fact, remember Bethenny when she worked on the Malibu Sands Beach Club episodes. “Bethenny was so sweet and so cool with everybody, but I had a little crush on her!” he said.
Bethenny responded to the revelation by saying she had no idea about Lopez’s crush. Back then, the future Real Housewife had her sights set on becoming an actress in Los Angeles. “I wanted to be one of those actors or celebrities. They looked like they were having so much fun.”
Even though that dream didn’t come to fruition, Bethenny still became a household name through two popular franchises: her Skinnygirl brand and RHONY.