Success has come at a steep price for reality star/talk show host/Skinnygirl mogul Bethenny Frankel.
The collapse of her marriage to Jason Hoppy has Frankel feeling like a “failure,” as she sobbed her way through an appearance on Wednesday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
“I can see you are already getting emotional,” Ellen began as she suggested perhaps Frankel should have canceled.
“It’s difficult. Well, first of all, yeah. 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,” Bethenny said.
“I’ve kind of had the best worst year ever,” she continued. “So I have to you know, it’s the highs and the lows. Does this especially bother me? (the magazines) No, but dealing with that plus personal stuff at the same time is very surreal thing. Just going through something personal you have so many different emotions and I feel like a bit of a disappointment to all of you. And, I feel like a failure.”
“You are not a disappointment. You are not a failure,” Ellen consoled her.
“I feel like a failure. I really put it out there. I wanted the fairytale. I thought I had it,” Bethenny concluded.
The couple’s separation over the holidays comes just as Frankel gets set to launch her daytime talk-show, which will shoot in New York, nationwide.
Frankel filed for divorce from Hoppy in January after months of tabloid stories claiming their relationship was on the rocks. The couple married in 2010 and have daughter Bryn, age 2.