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Originally posted 08/18/2013 09:30AM
It was an emotional week for PEOPLE.com readers – from the shocking suicide of The Bachelor contestant Gia Allemand, to Bethenny Frankel's confession that her contentious divorce has been "brutal."
Fortunately, there was some relief: thank you, Jennifer Aniston.
Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions over the past week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and wow – and keep coming back to click on the emoticons at the bottom of every story, to let us know just what you think.
Originally posted 08/13/2013 08:00AM
She's in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle with her soon-to-be ex-husband, Jason Hoppy, so it's little wonder that Bethenny Frankel admits that she's feeling "definitely bruised."
"I'm going through a brutal, brutal time," Frankel, 42, reveals in an interview with ABC's Nightline, about the toll the divorce is taking on her.
"It really, really is. I mean, there's no other way to slice it."
Originally posted 07/26/2013 03:00PM
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Originally posted 07/19/2013 12:00PM
The billion-dollar question: Are they travel pals or is romance brewing for Bethenny Frankel?
Frankel was seen Thursday enjoying a holiday in Saint-Tropez with longtime confidant and hedge-fund mogul Warren Lichtenstein.
Frankel, 42, looked cool and chic on her trip in platforms, a short skirt and tank top. She walked side by side with Lichtenstein, a billionaire from New York, who is the chairman and CEO of Steel Partners Holdings L.P.
Originally posted 05/09/2013 03:00PM
When Bethenny Frankel filed for divorce in December, she vowed to herself – and to fans – that she and Jason Hoppy would keep their split amicable.
But it didn't take long for their situation to devolve. Now, months later, the duo, who are parents to daughter Bryn, 3, are still living together in the same N.Y.C. apartment – even as they continue to hash out their differences in court.
"My living situation is very, very stressful," Frankel, 41, tells PEOPLE in the new issue, on stands Friday. "I don't think it's very healthy for anyone involved. It's very upsetting. You just have to endure it."
Originally posted 05/05/2013 12:00PM
In the middle of their heated divorce battle, Bethenny Frankel and soon-to-be ex-husband Jason Hoppy both attended their daughter Bryn's third birthday party on Saturday.
Held at Dylan's Candy Bar on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Hoppy arrived to the soiree with his parents, Carol and Bob Hoppy, and according to an onlooker, "Bryn was very happy to see them."
While Hoppy and Frankel were both in attendance, "they did not interact," adds the source.
Originally posted 04/30/2013 07:15PM
While Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy aren't scheduled to return to divorce court for a few more weeks, the reality-star-turned-talk-show-host has been giving a lot of thought to how far apart she and her ex have drifted.
At the time of the split, Frankel released a statement in which she said that she and Hoppy hoped to "amicably co-parent" their daughter Bryn, who turns 3 next month.
Now, in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Frankel says she can see that's going to be a challenge.
"I really did think it would be amicable. I absolutely did," she says. "I wrote that entire statement myself. And every single word, I believed to be true."
Originally posted 04/19/2013 04:00PM
Bethenny Frankel and her estranged husband Jason Hoppy met Friday for a matrimonial appearance before a judge in New York – but seemed to do most of their communicating outside the courtroom.
The pair arrived separately to the downtown Manhattan court early for a scheduled 10:30 a.m. appearance. Frankel, 42, wore black stilettos and a charcoal dress. Hoppy, 41, wore a gray suit and, notably, continued to wear the wedding band he's kept on throughout their separation.
News of their split broke in January. The couple wed in 2010 and have a 2½-year-old daughter, Bryn.
Accompanied by their legal teams (and in Jason's case, a pal as well), the pair sat in the halls outside the courtroom. While Bethenny sat with her lawyer on a sofa, Jason sat around the corner on a bench, out of his wife's sight but only feet away from her.
Jason appeared relaxed and smiling. He chatted with his legal team, and when his attorney stepped away, he sat with a pal and passed the time making conversation, frequently smiling.
Originally posted 02/12/2013 06:00AM
Bethenny Frankel and daughter Bryn enjoyed some mommy and me time in Beverly Hills on Saturday.
Frankel looked happy as the duo played at the Beverly Canon Gardens outside the Montage Hotel, an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Bethenny was all smiles and was hugging and playing with her daughter."
Dressed casually like her mom, Bryn wore a pink sweater and jeans – which she accessorized with sparkly pink glasses.
"Everyone in the park was stopping and saying hi to Bryn," the source adds.
– Raha Lewis
Originally posted 02/07/2013 06:00AM
It's business as usual for Bethenny Frankel.
The reality TV star stepped out for dinner at Indochine in New York on Monday night.
Dressed all in black, the "very chic"-looking Skinnygirl mogul dined at a table in the center of the restaurant with a gentleman around 8 p.m.
But although the evening "didn't look romantic," an onlooker tells PEOPLE, Frankel, who recently separated from husband Jason Hoppy, "did look refreshed and happy to be out and about."
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