Bethenny Frankel Opens Up About Divorce: ‘I Feel Like a Failure’ (VIDEO)

Bethenny Files for Divorce
Bethenny Frankel files for divorce from her hubby of two years, Jason Hoppy.
It’s business as usual.

Days after filing for divorce from her husband of two years, Bethenny Frankel proceeded with her scheduled visit to pal Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show.

“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,” the former Real Housewives of New York star said on an episode airing Wednesday.

“I’ve kind of had the best worst year ever.”

Last week, Frankel, 42, made her split from Jason Hoppy official by filing divorce papers in New York.

“I feel like a failure,” the mother-of-one told DeGeneres. “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.”

During the interview, DeGeneres reassured her friend that she was “not a failure.”

“Let me say this, I know you . . . I think people watch you and they’ve watched you on reality TV and they think they know who you are . . . and, I will just say nobody knows anything. Nobody knows your life. I know you’ve been trying to make this work.”

Prior to Frankel’s divorce move, the Skinnygirl founder and Hoppy announced that they had separated.

“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,” she said in a statement in late December.

“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.”

For more of Bethenny Frankel’s appearance on Ellen, check out the video above. Then weigh in below: Do you think Bethenny will rebound from her divorce? 

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