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Bethenny Frankel's separation: Was cheating to blame?

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Bethenny and Jason's "core issues" revealed

Bethenny Frankel is "devastated" over her decision to separate from husband Jason Hoppy. What went wrong inside their marriage? One gossip source weighs in, as well as the Skinnygirl creator herself.

Bethenny and Jason's "core issues" revealed

Bethenny Frankel has never been afraid to admit that she and Jason Hoppy have issues. In light of their decision to separate after two years of marriage, a friend of the reality star is speaking out in hopes of putting a stop to cheating rumors.

"No one cheated," a friend of Bethenny Frankel is quoted as telling Us Weekly. "They're both devastated... They grew apart. She is very upset."

A second source added that Bethenny "feels like she disappointed herself. She disappointed her daughter and she disappointed her fans."

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This past spring, as cheating rumors swirled, the talk show host elaborated on the difficulties in her marriage with Jason Hoppy, telling People, "Nothing comes easily for me. Being successful in business doesn't come easy for me. Marriage doesn't come easily for me. You have to fight for everything.

"Our core issues are wanting the other person to be somebody they are not," she continued. "Jason is more balanced. He doesn't want to work 24 hours a day. He wants to play golf and go out with his friends."

While their opposites-attract nature initially was a positive aspect of the relationship, it proved to be a hindrance in the long run.

Bethenny Frankel explained, "The irony is, we chose each other for who the person is — and then sometimes you want it both ways."

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Still, the reality star insists the presence of cameras and public interest in their personal affairs isn't responsible for the end of their marriage.

"Our issues are our issues, and I can't say reality TV exacerbates that," she added. "We had our issues when we were dating. We always had the struggle to accept one another."

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