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Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy appear in a 2012 photo from her reality series Bethenny Ever After. - Provided courtesy of Bravo

Bethenny Frankel: I thought divorce would be amicable

04/30/2013 by Nichole Hamilton

Bethenny Frankel is opening up about the divorce process to end her marriage to Jason Hoppy after two years.

The 42-year-old reality personality, who filed the paperwork in January 2013, opened up to People magazine about the pair's high-profile split.

When the split news was announced, Frankel said that she hoped to "amicably co-parent" their 2-year-old daughter Bryn. Now, the personality is saying that that's going to be a challenge.

"I really did think it would be amicable. I absolutely did," she said. "I wrote that entire statement myself. And every single word, I believed to be true."

The actress and author is currently in divorce negotiations, according to the outlet. She admitted that she sometimes wonders how she was so "off the mark."

"Someone said to me recently, 'We see what we want to see.' And I guess, at the time, that's what I did," she says. "The truth of the matter is, you go with your gut at the time. Whatever I'm going through now, I'm certain that I'll learn something from it. When the clouds pass, I will figure out what the silver lining was."

The couple announced their separation in late December 2012. At the time, Frankel released a statement, saying that she made the best choice for her family.

"We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter who is and will always remain our first priority," Frankel said in a statement at the time obtained by OTRC.com. "This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us."

Frankel and Hoppy wed in March 2010 and Frankel gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter named Bryn, in May 2010. Frankel's pregnancy and wedding were chronicled in the series "Bethenny Getting Married?" It was the second marriage for Frankel.

The couple appeared together on several seasons of the Bravo reality show "Bethenny Ever After." Frankel gained fame after appearing on three seasons of "The Real Housewives of New York."

Frankel, 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." The Skinnygirl chef also signed a three-book fiction deal with Touchstone Fireside and released her first fiction book called "Skinnydipping" last year.

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