Bethenny Frankel Blames the Last Person You'd Expect for Her Doomed Marriage

Bethenny Frankel has certainly gotten some lessons in life and love the hard way in recent years. Her once-seemingly charmed life was documented on several reality shows, including her own spin-offs, but her split from ex-husband Jason Hoppy has been pretty dang toxic, to say the least.


And you won't believe who she's blaming for the failed marriage -- Real Housewives mastermind Andy Cohen. The 44-year-old reality star dished to PEOPLE magazine at the NYU Alumni Association's Speaker's on the Square Event recently, and admitted that she didn't trust her gut when she married Hoppy in 2010.

Frankel said, "I think my instinct and gut going into my marriage [knew] it would turn out the way it did ... I could feel it, but I intellectualized it. People are always talking about 'Do I go with my head or my heart?' Go with your gut."

She said a large part of her decision to get married was her reality show, for which her wedding was filmed.

"My gut did not like that we were doing a show together. My skin crawls thinking about it," she lamented. "I just did not feel right about it, and I kept saying, 'I don't want to be the Tori [Spelling] and Dean [McDermott] show. I don't want to do this.' And not because that's a bad show but just because I just didn't want to do that, and I didn't go with my gut."

She admitted, "It didn't cause my divorce or anything, it's just a whole new s---show that's more of a s--- show because of that." She explained that it was a lot of things that led her to the decision to tie the knot. "Your Mom likes them, your friends are all getting married, your head gets involved, you love having sex with a person, that's your heart [or something else] getting involved," she said.

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And then she added this gem, and we sort of hope she's joking ... she complained, "It's all Andy Cohen's fault, he will admit it. And yes, that's the point. That's why I wrote the book I Suck at Relationships So You Don't Have To -- because I wasn't making a decision out of truth, I was making a decision out of fear."

She explained, "Looking back on that, I don't really believe in regret, and it was situation where they were giving me a show -- a spin-off -- and I was in a relationship and it kind of just became, 'This is what's going on in your life, and this is compelling...' It was hard for me to compartmentalize."

OK, on the one hand, no one can force your hand in marriage -- only you can say "I do." But I totally get where she's coming from. You can just get caught up in the whole idea of "this is what I should be doing and everything looks great on paper so why am I getting cold feet?"

Getting married because it seems like the right thing to do at the time is a terrible reason to walk down the aisle, but sometimes we need to learn that lesson for ourselves.

But it's still not really Andy Cohen's fault.

Do you think Bethenny got married for the wrong reasons?


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