Bethenny Frankel Speaks on Troubled Childhood

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On Bethenny Getting Married, Bethenny Frankel lets viewers into her therapy sessions and is unafraid to be filmed in various stages of happiness, sadness, frustration, anger and stress.

But the former Real Housewife of New York City is even more open in the latest issue of People, dishing to the magazine about her troubled upbringing.

"I never had a true childhood," Frankel tells the magazine. "There was a lot of destruction: alcohol abuse, eating disorders and violent fights."

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For this reason, Frankel says she's pampering eight-week old Bryn even more than most first-time parents. She's also motivated by the fact that she's estranged from her own mom, who she describes as "extremely volatile. She was never a mother to me."

For more from Bethenny, and photos of Megan Fox getting married, pick up the latest issue of People.

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