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Bethenny Frankel opens up about her divorce, “I feel like a failure”

Fellow talk show host, Bethenny Frankel makes an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday, January 9th.  Bethenny opens up to Ellen about her divorce. Plus, Bethenny confirms her talk show will be taped in New York this Fall.

Bethenny on her divorce…

Ellen: As I can see you are already getting emotional. You could of canceled easily.  You were booked for this show and you could of easily cancelled. You said, no I want to be here and it’s hard for anyone going through a divorce but especially people… these are just some of the magazine (holds up a stack of magazines) that you’re on the cover of and that’s got to hurt like hell to have to deal with that…

Bethenny: It’s difficult. Well, first of all, yeah. Do I want to be doing this exact thing right now? No, but I can’t just only be on reality TV and show everything when it’s fairy princess, fairytale and then not take my hits when I have to.  I’ve kind of had the best worst year ever.  So I have to you know, it’s the highs and the lows.  Does this especially bother me? (the magazines) No, but dealing with that plus personal stuff at the same time is very surreal thing.  Just going through something personal you have so many different emotions and I feel like a bit of a disappointment to all of you.  And, I feel like a failure.

Ellen: You are not a disappointment. You are not a failure.  You are not.

Bethenny: …I feel like a failure. I really put it out there. I wanted the fairytale. I thought I had it. And Bryn is my fairytale…I get letters…So many people have been so supportive and some people are judgmental and I really understand.  But I also get letters from people saying, now I don’t believe in love and that’s just not true. Love is everywhere.  It’s the road and you’re on it.  It has peaks and valley and that’s what it is but I don’t know how people go through this because this is excruciating. I have to say.

Ellen: …I‘m just saying that no one really knows. If you think you know what’s happening, you don’t . Just like people have your own private lives and nobody knows what it’s really like when you’re at home with someone else…

Bethenny:  But look, the truth is…I wanted to rip the Band-Aid off so it could start to heal. This will obviously be better.  I’m scared of the unknown future.  You know everything and one day you don’t know.  So I’m scared. I’m older. And I want to be able to say to people…It’s about what I do now… I never thought I’d be a role model but I think to some people I am or have been.  So this is an important time because it’s about what I do next. How I handle myself now with grace, with dignity. This is the time now that matters.

Ellen: And, you’re a very, very smart woman. You’re very strong woman. You’re going to have an outlet. You’re going to have a talk show and every single day you’re going to be able to explore these subjects with other women that are going through this because a lot women…you’re a business woman.  A lot of you’re life has been business and you can help people say, what’s the balance?  How do I do this?  I am I successful?  How do I handle my relationship?  And, you’ll be able to talk about it everyday.

Bethenny: Yes, a lot of my life has been business. Since we did the show this summer…I’ve just been kind home being more of a stay at home Mom. A lot of people are saying that I chose business over love, which couldn’t be further from the truth.  I don’t really do much and this (the magazines) has kind of made me say to myself, oh my gosh.  Fame is a weird thing. Maybe I want to get off the ride but the talk show…coming here every day well, not here in New York . We’re going to do the show in New York because I want everything in New York because of my family. But doing the show every day. That’s what I’m supposed to do.  And, talking to people and women everyday. Have these conversations that are difficult and that’s kind of why I’m here today… and that’s not what my show’s is going to be about either. I’m going to have bad days…Hopefully not that many bad days but the ones I do have I’ll go through that with the audience and vice versa. It’s going to be a journey and that’s going to get me through this too..

I do have sympathy for Bethenny. I can’t imagine going through a divorce in the public forum. At some point, though, it sort of goes with the territory. Your life is on display (“On display, on display!”), because you chose this life. You chose to live your life in the public arena. So in that sense, I don’t really want to hear it. Do what Demi did. Move to Idaho and stay there for a decade.

Just an idea.

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 8:08am
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Bethenny Frankel is asking for lots of $$ from her soon to be ex-husband, Jason Hoppy

Bethenny Frankel certainly seems to always have her eye on the bottom line. I’m sure this is how she came to be worth between $25 million and $55 million as an entrepreneur. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that she’s going for big $$ in her divorce from Jason Hoppy, but it does leave a bad taste in my mouth. Does she really need MORE money? I don’t know…. Anyhoo, Bethenny has filed legal docs asking for the following from Jason:

— Child support … retroactive from the date she filed for divorce
–  Medical, dental, optical, therapeutic, and orthodontic expenses for HER and her child
–  Life insurance that makes both her and the kid beneficiaries

She also wants Jason — who made lots of money in real estate –  out of their marital residence for good.  Bethenny is asking for exclusive occupancy.

And there’s more … Bethenny wants primary physical custody of 2-year-old Bryn.

Bethenny also wants the judge to enforce their prenup dated March 23, 2010 … signed 5 days before they got hitched.

A source connected with Bethenny tells TMZ … “This is a preliminary step to move the process forward.   She wants to work this out privately and amicably.  All Bethenny cares about is that it works out the best way possible for Bryn.”

What do you think about what Bethenny wants from Jason? Do you think it’s fair – or do you think she’s asking for too much?


Posted Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 12:12pm
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Bethenny Frankel files for divorce!

Bethenny Frankel has filed for divorce from husband Jason Hoppy.

According to TMZ, the TV star filed for divorce last week in New York City. The couple had announced their plans to separate on December 23.

“This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family,” Frankel said in a statement. “We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter who is and will always remain our first priority. This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us.”

The pair married in 2010 and have one daughter together, 2-year-old Bryn. Their relationship and marriage were chronicled on two reality series, “Bethenny Getting Married?” and “Bethenny Ever After…”. Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the estranged couple was still living together, despite the separation.

According to RadarOnline, Frankel and Hoppy have a prenup. The Skinnygirl mogul is worth an estimated $12 million, according to Forbes.

Frankel is hardly the first “Housewife” to file for divorce. Click through the slideshow below for more on her split and 36 others who called it quits with their husbands.

This is just too bad. I hate divorce.


Posted Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 9:09am
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Bethenny Frankel opens up about her marriage ending, “Marriage doesn’t come easily for me”

Bethenny Frankel announced on December 23 that she and husband Jason Hoppy were separating. The couple, who have been married three years, had previously admitted that it was their “toughest year ever”. Bethenny revealed earlier this year that they were fighting to save their marriage.

“Nothing comes easily for me,” she said back in May. “Being successful in business doesn’t come easy for me. Marriage doesn’t come easily for me. You have to fight for everything.”

Regarding her relationship with Hoppy, “Our core issues are wanting the other person to be somebody they are not,” she said. “Jason is more balanced. He doesn’t want to work 24 hours a day. He wants to play golf and go out with his friends.”

She added, “The irony is, we chose each other for who the person is – and then sometime you want it both ways.”

Although much of what the couple went through ended up on TV (“Money, family, gender roles, we just keep fighting over them,” she said. “It’s almost like a scab that you keep picking at”), she insisted that having their lives in the spotlight did not worsen the situation.

“Our issues are our issues, and I can’t say reality TV exacerbates that,” she said. “We had our issues when we were dating. We always had the struggle to accept one another.”

Their basic issue? “He feels there are so many people who have a piece of me,” she said. “The core issues are he wants me to open up to let me in, and my basic thing is, I don’t want to be in a situation where I can’t say what I feel. I have to be in a relationship where I can say what I feel even if it’s wrong – so we can work through it.”

Ideally, she said, “I just wanted to be able to say something, without him saying I am a bad person for having those feelings. What can I be, besides honest?”

In the end, emphasizing that the happiness of 2½-year-old daughter Bryn remained her chief concern, Frankel said, “I’ve often thought that if I didn’t make it work, I would end up alone and that I would never want to be married again.”

I cannot imagine a relationship surviving reality TV. I know it DOES happen, but more often than not I think TV ruins people and more specifically, relationships.


Posted Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 11:11am
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Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy Divorcing!

‘Tis the Season…for a good, old-fashioned reality show DIVORCE!

You heard me.  You see, Bethenny Frankel and husband Jason Hoppy have called it quits after almost three years of marriage and one cute kid!

In a statement Frankel released Sunday, she says:

“It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating. This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family.”

“We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter who is and will always remain our first priority,” the statement continues. “This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us.”

News of their split comes after many months of speculation that their relationship was really rocky. Earlier this summer, the reality TV star, author and talk-show host admitted that she was fighting for her marriage, which was painstakingly documented on the royal trainwreck that was her Bravo reality show Bethenny Ever After.

A short history of the relationship? Frankel met Hoppy at a nightclub in November 2008, and they two became engaged 11 months later, and married when Frankel was seven months pregnant with their daughter, Bryn Hoppy, who is 2½.

Merry Christmas and have a happy- and legally unbinding-new year!

Photo: FameFlynet

Posted Monday, December 24th, 2012 at 9:09am
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