Bethenny Frankel Surprised at How 'Brutal' & 'Excruciating' Her Divorce Has Been (VIDEO)


Real Housewives alum Bethenny Frankel sure seems like she has it all together. But don't be fooled. This divorce has been a lot harder on her thank you'd think. When she co-hosted Good Day New York Bethenny revealed how hard her divorce with Jason Hoppy has been for her. "Divorce is the most difficult thing you could ever go through in your entire life," said the entrepreneur. "I never heard how excruciating it is." Wow... excruciating!

Bethenny's divorce certainly has seemed to turn a dark corner the past few months. What started out as a relatively amicable split has gotten downright hostile. Bethenny wouldn't directly address whether she'd call it "bitter." But she did say "It's just a brutal unnatural situation and you sort of end up in a situation you thought you'd never be in." 

That bad, huh? Divorce can be like that. I have friends who started out saying they'd work with a mediator and try to have an amicable divorce. Sometimes it works. But sometimes you're unpleasantly surprised, and it just gets harder. One couple I know has been hopelessly deadlocked for a couple years now. 

I'm sorry to hear Bethenny describe her divorce as "excruciating." It's definitely not like that for everyone -- but you just never know until you go through it! If anything, divorce is NEVER exactly like what you think it's going to be like, and I imagined mine would be much worse, actually. I'm going through a divorce right now, too, and I wouldn't call mine excruciating. But then, my situation couldn't be more different. We have different issues, and we have very different circumstances. For one thing, in my case there's a lot LESS money at stake. Maybe money makes divorce even worse? Maybe being shabby bohemians like us kind of lowers the stakes for divorce. 

Anyway, I'm sorry it's been so hard for Bethenny. I'm inspired that she can say all that, and still be able to sit up straight on TV and smile. This divorce process won't last forever. It ends eventually -- for all of us. And then she has the rest of her life. And hopefully, that's when things get better for her. We can only hope.

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Do you know anyone who would describe their divorce as excruciating?


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Venae Venae

"Gosh, I thought it would be so easy to just walk away from my husband."  What a moron.

Gloria Woods Kotos

I do not feel sorry for her  she never divorce her husband he is good man !


Reali... Realityaddict

Agree, she did not take her marriage seriously and when it got a little rough she bailed.  I have no more respect for her.  He loved her and their daughter and she threw it all away.  Shame on Bethenney, maybe her success got to her head.

Teri Ashley

I don't feel sorry for her she treated him like complete crap he was really good to her and loves their daughter so much. I think she thought she would be able to pay him off and that he would go quietly but she was wrong you can not pay off a good man that you have a chile with and think they are going go along with it.Smh she gets what she deserves.

nonmember avatar Catlady123

She got the money and dumped the man thinking she could find better. We only see a so much of what goes on between them, but he was the best thing for her. She has major issues that therapy was not helping her.

Melan... MelanieJK

They should have had a real conversation about their vision of their life and future before they got married.    They're total opposites!      The timing of becoming rich was probably unfortunate.    Suddenly having incredible options might not be a good thing for newlywed opposites.  


nonmember avatar Mary

Opposites maKe the best marriages. These Two Had Other Issues That Only They Knew

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