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OTRC: Bethenny Frankel gets emotional on 'Ellen' while talking divorce (Video)

Bethenny Frankel appears on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on January 9, 2013. ('The Ellen DeGeneres Show')

Bethenny Frankel made a very emotional appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Frankel, known for her appearance on the Bravo series "The Real Housewives of New York," attempted to hold back tears while talking candidly about her highly-publicized and very recent split from husband Jason Hoppy.

"I can't just only be on reality TV and show everything when it's fairy princess, fairy tale and then not take my hits when I have to," Frankel told Ellen DeGeneres on January 9. "I've kind of had the best worst year ever. So I have to, you know, it's the highs and the lows. ... Just going through something personal you have so many different emotions and I feel like a bit of a disappointment to all of you. And, I feel like a failure."

DeGeneres offered the reality star and her personal friend some assurance, saying: "You are not a disappointment. You are not a failure. You are not."

On December 23, 2012, it was announced that Frankel and Hoppy were separating after more than two years of marriage. On January 5, Frankel officially filed for divorce in New York.

"I feel like a failure," Frankel continued. "I really put it out there. I wanted the fairy tale. I thought I had it. And (daughter) Bryn is my fairy tale. ... I get letters. ... So many people have been so supportive and some people are judgmental and I really understand."

But also, I get letters from people saying, now I don't believe in love and that's just not true. Love is everywhere. It's the road and you're on it. It has peaks and valleys and that's what it is but I don't know how people go through this because this is excruciating. I have to say," she said, sniffling.

Frankel and Hoppy appeared together in the Bravo reality series "Bethenny Ever After." Frankel married Hoppy in 2010 and gave birth to their daughter Bryn, 2, in May 2010. The couple's wedding and Frankel's pregnancy was documented on the show "Bethenny Getting Married?"

The 42-year-old reality star explained her tough decision to appear on the show, despite the split being so fresh.

"The truth is, I wanted to rip the Band-Aid off so it could start to heal," she continued." This will obviously be better. I'm scared of the unknown future. You know everything and one day you don't know. So I'm scared. I'm older. And I want to be able to say to people ... I never thought I'd be a role model but I think to some people I am or have been. So this is an important time because it's about what I do next. How I handle myself now with grace, with dignity. This is the time now that matters."

Frankel came to fame by starring on "The Real Housewives of New York" for three seasons in 2008, and in February 2012 revealed that she had recently suffered a miscarriage.

The reality star, who has developed a line of cocktail beverages under the Skinnygirl brand, is also New York Times best-selling author with diet and self-help books like "A Place of Yes" and the Skinnygirl chef also signed a three-book fiction deal with Touchstone Fireside and released her first fiction book called "Skinnydipping" in April.

Watch Frankel's emotional interview below.

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