updated 08/12/2013 AT 7:40 PM ET
•originally published 08/13/2013 AT 8:00 AM ET
“I’m going through a brutal, brutal time,” Frankel, 42, reveals in an interview with ABC’s Nightline, about the toll the divorce is taking on her.
“It really, really is. I mean, there’s no other way to slice it.”
When Frankel called it quits on her almost three-year marriage in December, she released a statement saying that she and Hoppy hoped to “amicably co-parent” their 3-year-old daughter, Bryn. But it hasn’t turned out that way.
Fears of Disappointing People
After documenting their relationship on Bethenny Getting Married and Bethenny Ever After, the Skinnygirl cocktail creator says she feels like she’s disappointed people, “because I felt like I was this role model that represented the fairytale.”
But she says she doesn’t regret allowing the cameras to roll on the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of her relationship with Hoppy.