Bethenny Frankel on Divorce: "Right Now I'm Sort of Good and Terrible"

Celebrity News Feb. 7, 2013 AT 2:20PM
Bethenny Frankel appears on the "Today" show Bethenny Frankel appears on the "Today" show Credit: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire

Bethenny Frankel is -- and always has been -- an open book. After splitting with husband Jason Hoppy in late December (and filing for divorce the following month), the former Bravo reality star spoke candidly about her heartbreak on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Jan. 9. Frankel continued to share her grief with the world during a recent interview with Extra's AJ Calloway.

"Right now I'm sort of good and terrible. I'm going through something very difficult," the Skinnygirl mogul, 42, admitted. "And you know what? Every dark cloud has a silver lining. I do have a beautiful daughter [Bryn, 2] and I have a lot of things to be thankful and grateful for."

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One of those things, Frankel said, is her upcoming eponymous talk show. "People are going to watch because we are going to have a good, real honest, fun, inappropriate sometimes conversation. I know it's going to be a lot of work, but it feels so true and honest. I knew that it's what I was supposed to be doing."

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The ex-Real Housewives of New York City star is looking forward to sharing her highs and lows with viewers. "I've had an incredible ride," Frankel said. "I'm about to embark on the greatest journey of my life."

Though her career is flourishing, Frankel's personal life is a mess. Despite her prenup with Hoppy, the 41-year-old pharmaceutical sales exec wants child support and primary custody of Bryn. "Bethenny thought she could just roll him over and get out with no hassle," a Hoppy source recently told Us Weekly. "Jason is livid with how cold Bethenny has been with him since the split. He wants to make her pay."

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For now, the two are still living in their 3,400-square-foot Tribeca loft; Hoppy has hunkered down in an area of the condo he has declared his man cave. "They view it as Bryn's apartment," a source explained. "But they're not having family dinners together."

Luckily, their toddler hasn't noticed any animosity between her parents. "Bryn is doing great," a Frankel insider said. "I don't think she's even aware of what's going on."

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