Life has taken quite a toll on reality star Bethenny Frankel lately.
So when the 42-year-old stopped by to film an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in LA on Jan. 8, she couldn't help but breakdown after Ellen brought up her split from Jason Hoppy. After announcing their separation in December, Bethenny filed for divorce on Jan. 5.
“I feel like a bit of a disappointment to all of you and I feel like a failure,” Bethenny told viewers, tearing up on camera. “I really put it out there- I wanted the fairy tale, I thought I had it."
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Bethenny’s breakdown left fans feeling sorry for the usually-peppy star. “We all just wanted to give her a great big hug and tell her we loved her!" an audience member at the taping, which airs today at 4 p.m., told Life & Style. "It's weird to see our little tough cookie crumbling like that, but that's why we love her so much,” another guest added.
Just last year, Bethenny herself told Life & Style how hard it was being in the relationship, admitting at the time, "My marriage is not perfect."
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But this much is certain: the SkinnyGirl creator has a massive support system — her fans.
"Poor thing. She is obviously just going through a really tough time,” another Ellen guest told Life & Style.
And Bethenny recognizes how incredibly heartbreaking the situation is.
“Some people are so supportive and some people are judgmental,” Bethenny confessed of her divorce. “I don’t know how people go through this, because this is excruciating.”
TAKE OUR POLL: Are you sad Bethenny and Jason couldn't make their marriage work?Bethenny’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air today at 4 p.m. on NBC. For a sneak peek, check out the video below:
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