Bethenny Frankel has just pulled the plug on her marriage to Jason Hoppy and Ellen DeGeneres sits down with the reality TV star and business woman to let her talk about the split on today’s (Jan 9th) episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
DeGeneres, 54, started out by explaining that the 40 year-old had been a scheduled guest before news of her divorce hit. “As I can see you are already getting emotional. You could’ve canceled easily. You were booked for this show and you could have easily canceled… These are just some of the magazines that you’re on the cover of and that’s got to hurt like hell to have to deal with that.”
The Skinnygirl founder explained: “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, fairy tale and then not take my hits when I have to,” Frankel told Ellen. “I’ve kind of had the best worst year ever. I feel like a bit of a disappointment to all of you. And I feel like a failure.”
Fighting tears, Frankel continued: “I wanted the fairy tale. I thought I had it. And [daughter]Bryn is my fairy tale…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.”
The Bethenny Ever After star added: “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.”
Watch Bethenny’s emotional admissions on today’s episode of Ellen’s show.
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