Having ended her marriage of two-and-a-half years to estranged husband Jason Hoppy, Bethenny Frankel recently opened up on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live show about her divorce.
Frankel basically said it all when she started with “I will never get legally married again,” although no one quite knew what she meant by making the distinction of “legally married,” does that mean Bethenny would get “illegally married?”
Following her divorce from Hoppy, Frankel was able to settle a bitter custody battle with her ex over daughter Bryn, even though she is still at odds with him on a number of other issues.
Bethenny came to her own defense, not that she was being attacked, by saying, “It doesn’t mean that I won’t commit to someone,” claiming, “I’m not jaded, I’m not bitter about love, I think there are amazing guys out there in the world—it’s none of that.”
In elaborating on her view of marriage, Frankel commented that to her mind, “Marriage is the Hotel California,” adding, “You can check out at any time but you can never leave.”
Bethenny divulged some more inside info on her personal feelings on the matter telling Cohen,
“There was a point where I was a little embarrassed to be a housewife. I felt like it was a little, something to not be proud of. And there was a time that I felt, when I was in it, that it felt not what it started out as, and that’s why I walked away,” she said.
In justifying her decision to leave Hoppy once and for all, Frankel spoke confidently about how she is bouncing back from her trails and tribulations.
“But now, coming back, I’m feeling proud to do it again, I feel like it is a different show and I feel like me coming back to this show this season has changed up the dynamic. It seems honest, it seems real, it seems a little bit old-school—that’s how it feels.”
Of course no one is sure whether Bethenny Frankel was just talking big and playing to the cameras as she sat, unfazed throughout the interview. It now remains to be seen what course her love life will take, even if she claims she’ll never marry again.