Bethenny Frankel: Shocked by Ugly Divorce

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The Bethenny Frankel divorce was supposed to be amicable.

That's how the talk show host herself described it a few months ago in a statement, telling the world that she and Jason Hoppy hoped to "co-parent" daughter Bryn, who turns 3 next month.

So... what happened?

Paul Bernon and Bethenny Frankel

"I really did think it would be amicable. I absolutely did," Frankel tells People of a split that has turned contentious, with battles over Bryn and apartment ownership brewing. "I wrote that entire statement myself. And every single word, I believed to be true."

Where will the legal fight go from here?

No one can say at the moment, but, the Skinnygirl gal continues to be as positive as she can be.

"The truth of the matter is, you go with your gut at the time," she says. "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."

In somewhat related news, have you tried the Bethenny Frankel granola recipe? It's fantastic!

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