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Bethenny Frankel Reflects on Divorce: "I'm Going Through a Brutal, Brutal Time"

Bethenny Frankel has always been known for her unwavering honesty, and it's no different when it comes to her much-publicized divorce battle. "I'm going through a brutal, brutal time," Frankel, 42, told ABC News' Nightline. ""It really, really is. I mean, there's no...

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Bethenny Frankel has always been known for her unwavering honesty, and it's no different when it comes to her much-publicized divorce battle.

"I'm going through a brutal, brutal time," Frankel, 42, told ABC News' Nightline. ""It really, really is. I mean, there's no other way to slice it."

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Frankel and her soon-to-be-ex-husband Jason Hoppy have been battling for custody of their 3-year-old daughter Bryn ever since they announced they were divorcing at the end of 2012. The couple have been in the limelight ever since Hoppy appeared on Season 3 of Real Housewives of New York City while the two were dating. They went on to star in their own spin-off, Bethenny Getting Married later named Bethenny Ever After.

"I felt like I disappointed people, because I felt like I was this role model, that represented the fairy tale," Frankel said. "I'm definitely bruised."

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However, Frankel has no regrets about putting their love story on camera. "I don't regret letting the cameras roll at all," Frankel said. "I could have skated by. I could have stayed on the show and been like, 'Oh, everything's perfect with us. Everything's great.' It made me feel dirty for people to think that I had this perfect relationship and this perfect life."

Fortunately, Frankel has a new talk show — Bethenny — as well as her bestselling Skinnygirl cocktail line to keep her busy. Frankel admits the latter has been especially comforting during these trying times. "I would imagine eventually, sex would be a nice release, but you know, who knows," she said. "If I'm exercising or doing yoga it'll take the edge off on some level. And then I like to have a Skinnygirl cocktail. I'm not going to lie. Honestly. It's mommy juice."

Watch Frankel's interview here: