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Bethenny Frankel Talks Jason Hoppy Divorce on Ellen

January 10, 2013 07:07 AM by Donna W. Martin

Recently, we learned that Real Housewives of New York City alum, Bethenny Frankel and husband Jason Hoppy have called it quits on their marriage of nearly three years. Now, Frankel opens up about the divorce on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Keep reading for more details.

According to NBC, an emotional Bethenny Frankel appeared on Wednesday’s episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about her divorce to Jason Hoppy. Frankel was booked for the show well in advance but chose not to cancel just because her personal life is upside down right now.

Ellen commented on the number of magazines Frankel is on the cover of currently and said, “That’s got to hurt like h*ll.”

“It’s difficult,” Frankel admitted. “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.”

Frankel said she felt like she’d had the “best/worst year ever…the highs and the lows.” She said being on the cover of the magazines didn’t bother her that much but admitted, “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.”

DeGeneres assured Frankel she was not a failure. “I feel like a failure. I really put it out there,” Frankel said. “I wanted the fairytale. I thought I had it. And [daughter] Bryn is my fairytale.”

Frankel said people have written her about the divorce, some are supportive and some are judgmental… some even said ‘now I don’t believe in love.’ “That’s just not true. Love is everywhere,” Frankel said. “It’s the road and you’re on it. It has peaks and valleys, and that’s what it is, but I don’t know how people go through this because this is excruciating.”

Frankel went on to say, “I wanted to rip the band-aid off so it could start to heal. This will obviously be better.” She admits, “I’m scared. I have the unknown future…you know everything and then 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 now…how I handle myself next with grace, with dignity. This is the time now that matters.”

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One Response to “Bethenny Frankel Talks Jason Hoppy Divorce on Ellen”

  1. trazee Says:
    January 10th, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Bethany ought to soulsearch and do an attitude adjustment as she is far too outspoken and mouthy which wears one down after seeing her on RHONY and her spinoffs. A little to self assured and her comments, conversations don’t come off as witty but rather obnoxious. She is strident and always has a chip on her shoulder that places her in this offense role before anyone gets her on the defense. Her treatment of Jason and his parents speak volumes as to who she is…a product of a screwed up childhood without parenting therefore she DOES NOT HAVE A FILTER. She has to blame herself and her overbearing overpowering personality ….cannot watch her and tune her out appearing on Ellen and NEVER watch her talk show….she grates on one’s nerves. She knows she struck it rich in more ways than one yet came on far too strong and overconfident. Pride goeth before a fall lady!


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