Bethenny Frankel: "I Feel Like A Failure"


Whenever something horrible or life-altering happens to me, the first thing I do is crawl into bed, ball my eyes out until they turn red and refuse to speak to anyone until I snap out of my emotional coma. The last thing I would want to do is to talk about my problems with the country or on national television, for that matter.

But as we all know, celebrities play by a different set of rules than we do. I couldn’t imagine airing out my dirty laundry or personal feelings for a paycheck (because how embarrassing would that be?), but for the reality television world, it’s just all too natural for them. So I guess no one should be surprised that Bethenny Frankel opened up about her impending divorce to Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show on Tuesday.

The Skinny Girl founder, who in the past has opened up candidly about her marital problems to Jason Hoppy, told Ellen that she feels like a “failure” and that she’s scared about what the future holds.

“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,” the former Real Housewives of New York star, 42, told Ellen. “I’ve kind of had the best worst year ever … it’s the highs and the lows.”

“I feel like a failure,” the choked-up reality star said. “I really put it out there. I wanted the fairytale. I thought I had it.”

Bethenny also added: “The truth is, I wanted to rip the Band-Aid off so it could start to heal … I’m scared. I’m older. And I want to be able to say to people, ‘It’s about what I do now,'” Bethenny said. “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.”

Divorces are painfully, but they are even more difficult when their dealt in the public eye, too. What do you think, Babble readers?

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