Bethenny Frankel opened up about her ongoing “brutal” custody battle with ex-Jason Hoppy over daughter, Bryn, in a recent interview with ABC's Nightline.

“I’m going through a brutal, brutal time. It really, really is. I mean, there’s no other way to slice it. And I never knew it could ever be like this,” Frankel admitted.

Frankel’s fans have gotten a front seat to her turbulent personal and business struggles in her reality show spinoffs Bethenny Getting Married and Bethenny Ever After on Bravo. In fact, her early relationship with Hoppy and pregnancy were all chronicled on RHNY. When asked if she regretted publicizing intimate details about her life, Frankel said she wouldn’t take anything back.

“I don’t regret letting the cameras roll at all,” Frankel told Nightline.


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While her personal life may be suffering, her professional life is booming with one success after the other. Her brand of low-calorie cocktails Skinnygirl has become a multi-million dollar empire, complete with nutrition bars and exercise DVDs. The Real Housewives of New York star and best selling author is currently promoting her fifth book, Skinnygirl Solutions, and her upcoming talk show, Bethenny, which will premiere on Fox Sept. 9.

Frankel also admitted that she wouldn’t mind a little physical comfort to get her through her busy days.

“I would imagine eventually, sex would be a nice release, but you know, who knows. 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,” said Frankel.

Frankel appeared on Good Morning America Wednesday morning, where she displayed her positive attitude despite the public divorce drama.

“For every rough thing there’s a reason for it, and there’s a reason you had those struggles,” Frankel recently told Life & Style.

Frankel announced her separation from her husband of three years in December of 2012, describing the period as “immensely painful and heartbreaking."

Following the news of the split, Frankel made a teary appearance on Ellen, where she admitted she felt like a failure.

“Just going through something personal, you have so many different emotions. I feel like a bit of a disappointment to all of you, and I feel like a failure,” Frankel told Ellen DeGeneres in January.

Frankel and Hoppy are both currently seeking primary custody of their daughter.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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