TODAY | May 10, 2013
>>> if you don't know betsy johnson for her clothing designs you may know her for the crazy cart wheels she has no problem breaking into any time, any where.
>> she's awesome. now she and her daughter have designs on something new.
>> what is it?
>> they are costarring in loves and kisses and hugs and stuff on the style network . congratulations.
>> congratulations. which one is mom? come on.
>> it's 5:00 somewhere.
>> oh, you have your own reality show . was that an easy decision to make?
>> i think it pretty much was.
>> not mine.
>> well, it didn't take much convincing.
>> right. i was ready.
>> she was going down the tubes, my marriage was going down the tubes.
>> so you were desperate.
>> desperate for something new.
>> ready for change, something new and willing to jump into anything.
>> it came at the perfect time .
>> perfect. we were like, help, what's going on. with a reality show we knew, something is going on here. there is a schedule.
>> is it mother-daughter, designing?
>> a little bit of everything. i think the core of it is our relationship -- the mother-daughter relationship.
>> we live in the same building.
>> we love each other, live in the same building.
>> spend a lot of time together.
>> that's real. that's the way it really is.
>> oh, yeah. we didn't -- you know, we were told start and finish, but it came from my work life, my 70th birthday.
>> your what?
>> turned 70.
>> you did not?
>> oh, yes.
>> my goodness. here is the irony. betsey hasn't changed. i met you 30 years ago the first time. lulu looks like the greenwich mom.
>> you look like the 17-year-old.
>> you see what i'm saying?
>> show your tats.
>> she has mine. [ muted ] and she got it removed.
>> i need to be my own person, figure it out for myself.
>> what did it say?
>> it was a lightning bolt . i said i wanted to get the lightning bolt but not on my boob, somewhere else . she said if you get it you have to get it in the same place.
>> lulu's stuck out more than mine.
>> oh. yes.
>> i need to do my own thing.
>> of course.
>> you haven't seen one episode?
>> are you nervous about what may be revealed?
>> we have seen it. you should be.
>> there is a group of people over.
>> what are we looking at? is this yours?
>> look at my teeth.
>> what's that about? is it halloween?
>> trying to convince her.
>> something handed me those teeth.
>> she's talking about wanting to meet a guy and how hard it is at her age. i said, well, please, let me set you up with someone. she loves dating younger men. i have never liked any of them.
>> how young?
>> 22 to 27, 28.
>> 22? eye candy. you don't necessarily date people that age.
>> i haven't been with anyone in so long i don't know how. but i would like to know how.
>> if you meet somebody named cody gifford just say, hi, i'm your mother's friend.
>> okay. all right.
>> because you're trouble, missy.
>> we wish you luck with this.
>> slim pickings.
>> happy mother's day. xox. kisses and hugs, betsey johnson .