Skinnygirl Feels Like She's In A "Dark Cloud"

With a divorce in the works, an aging dog and a recent bout of the flu all conspiring to bring down Bethenny Frankel, it's no surprise she's feeling a little down. But she soldiers on with her new talk show.

Bethenny Frankel pushing a stroller

Bethenny Frankel's messy divorce is painful, but there's a good side to it, the star tells Extra.

"Right now I'm sort of good and terrible," she says. "I'm going through something very difficult. And you know what? Every dark cloud has a silver lining. I do have a beautiful daughter and I have a lot of things to be thankful and grateful for."

Said beautiful daughter, Bryn Hoppy, is 2, and the product of Frankel's marriage with Jason Hoppy.

Hoppy emerged as somewhat of a reality villain after he and Frankel fought through the reality show they starred on together, the Real Housewives of New York spin-off Bethenny Ever After. He's since been criticized for seeking primary custody of Bryn and "exclusive use and occupancy" of the couple's swanky apartment.

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The couple married in 2011, when Frankel was seven months pregnant with Bryn.

Frankel's frankness is a good advertisement for her new talk show, Bethenny, which had a six-week test run on Fox this summer. No premiere date has yet been announced, but the fact that she's out promoting and talking to Extra probably means, ya know, soon.

When asked how she manages to do it all, Frankel told Extra, "I definitely multi-task. I prioritize. It's like Nike says… you ‘just do it.'"

Sounds like it's been a "just do it" kind of week: Today she tweeted, "Wow! Bryn & I had that nasty 24 hour bug & I had to do a Skinnygirl photo shoot today! Can't wait to get home & snug."

This was after yesterday's tweet about her dog: "My first baby @cookiedabooboo is limping. She's 12 & it makes me sad & gives me anxiety."


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Comments on "Bethenny Frankel feels like crap, launches talk show anyway"

Chin March 14, 2013 | 9:20 PM

Bethenny, I am going through a breakup too and my ex is making it very difficult for me to sell the house that my parents paid for. As a fellow scorpio woman, we are complex, generous and loyal to those we love. Unfortunately, it is those we love the most who stopped understanding us and the more we try to connect, the harder it becomes. We can't settle for less than that bc connecting on a deeper lever is paramount to us. This shall to past and now you have your beautiful daughter to give you the most joyest love of them all. Sending well wishes to your other baby, Cookie. Best wishes.

Anna Maria March 14, 2013 | 6:05 PM

She is so delusional. Got the guy ... Then it wasn't enough. She is like a self fulfilling prophecy. She threw away her marriage to the only thing that was good & solid in her daughters life. Messing Bryn's life up by getting rid of her Father. She is beyond unstable. $$$ can't buy you class. Right?

Kelly March 14, 2013 | 3:56 PM

I hope that Jason gets full custody of Bryn. Bethenny is an unstable person, and should not be allowed physical custody. I believe she did cheat, as she flirted often on the show, sometimes in front of her husband. He is a saint for staying, and I hope he gets a REAL wife who appreciates him and his wonderful parents.

Amelia February 07, 2013 | 5:14 PM

Keep strong Bethenny, you will be fine. It seems like the dark times always come at the same time but keep your head up and you will turn the corner in no time and be the strong and succesful woman you are again.

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