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Bethenny Starts Over: Be the First to Read This Week's Cover Story!

Bethenny Starts Over: Be the First to Read This Week's Cover Story!

Originally posted 09/11/2013 04:00PM

"I'm not going to be afraid," the reality television star says

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Bethenny Frankel: 'I'm Not Going To Be Afraid' | Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel: 'I'm Not Going To Be Afraid'

Originally posted 09/11/2013 08:00AM

It's been a tough nine months for Bethenny Frankel since she announced her split from husband Jason Hoppy last December.

After the divorce that she once hoped would be "amicable" instead turned angry, Frankel, 42, became locked in a battle with her ex over her fortune, at the very same time she was launching her new syndicated talk show, Bethenny, which premiered this week.

"You just just have to say we're going to get to the other side," she says in a revealing interview in this week's PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. "I'm not going to be afraid and I'm not going to get more than I can handle."

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Bethenny Frankel: 'It's Too Soon to Think About Getting Remarried'

Bethenny Frankel Says 'It's Too Soon to Think About Getting Remarried'

Originally posted 09/05/2013 09:00AM

Bethenny Frankel recently admitted that she's going through a brutal time in her divorce with Jason Hoppy, so it's not surprising that she's a little gun-shy about the idea of walking down the aisle again.

"I don't know that I would get remarried," the 42-year-old admits in October's Redbook. "It's too soon to think about it. But I'd listen to my gut. All through reality television, being honest, saying what's on my mind – that was my gut."

The new daytime host, whose Bethenny premieres on Sept. 9, has a lot on her plate. This includes juggling the new TV gig with her other business interests, such as her Skinnygirl cocktail brand, along with being a mom to her daughter, Bryn, 3.

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Bethenny Frankel's Not the Only One Tired from Working on Talk Show

Bethenny Frankel's Not the Only One Tired from Working on Talk Show

Originally posted 09/04/2013 02:00PM

With her brutal divorce from Jason Hoppy and the demanding schedule of her daytime talk show, it's a demanding time for Bethenny Frankel. But she's not the only one who's dog-tired.

"This talk show is exhausting," reads the caption of a Twitter photo, showing her beloved (and sleep-deprived!) pooch Cookie catching some Zzz's.

Hours before, the talk show host, 42, whose talk show Bethenny debuts Sept. 9 after an earlier test run, Tweeted that each day is like a roller coaster ride with her 3-year-old daughter Bryn.

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Readers Wowed by Jennifer Aniston's Floral Fashion

Jennifer Aniston's Floral Fashion Wows Readers

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.

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Bethenny Frankel: 'I'm Going Through a Brutal, Brutal Time' | Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel: 'I'm Going Through a Brutal, Brutal Time'

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."

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Cool Off with Bethenny's Endless Summer Cocktail | Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel's Endless Summer Cocktail

Originally posted 07/26/2013 03:00PM

Looking for a summer thirst-quencher? The host of a new fall talk show and founder of Skinnygirl Cocktails shares a tropical drink recipe

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Bethenny Frankel Vacations in Saint-Tropez with Warren Lichtenstein | Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel Vacations in Saint-Tropez with Warren Lichtenstein

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.

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Why Bethenny Frankel Is Still Living with Her Ex | Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel: Why I'm Still Living With My Ex

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."

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Bethenny & Jason Reunite for Bryn's Third Birthday

Bethenny Frankel & Jason Hoppy Reunite For Daughter's Birthday Amid Divorce Proceedings

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.

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