Bethenny Frankel Grapples With Painful Divorce, Custody Battle

Skinnygirl mogul chats about her recent split and her new daytime talk show.
2:17 | 08/13/13

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Starting with bethenny frankel. About to become a talk show host. There's a lot of talk about her public and nasty divorce. Deborah roberts sat down with bethenny, after a test run of the new show. She's the queen of tmi. There's little that bethenny frankel won't share. Her marriage was on full-display on bravo's, bethenny getting married. My water broke. Reporter: And the birth of her baby girl, brynn. It all looked like a fairy tale until recently, bethenny and jason called it quits. Their squabble dissolved into a custody fight over brynn. I never knew it could be like this. It's personally taxing. Do you feel like a failure? I feel like I disappointed people. I felt like I was this role model that represented the fairy tale. Reporter: You're bruised? I'm definitely bruised. Reporter: Despite the low points or maybe because of it, bethenny's career is mow reaching new heights. There's a new book, her fifth. "Skinny girl solutions." Was your goal to be rich and famous? My first goal was to be famous. But it's a tricky game. Reporter: And a much-talked about new talk show. Backed by her friend, ellen DeGENERES. If you were single and your daughter had a young friend, would you date him? Reporter: And she's ready to go where no one else will. Every time I come here, I get excited. Reporter: Weeks before cameras began rolling, bethenny gave us a look at her studio, still in development. This is where I'm going to be every day. Reporter: And a peek at one of her brutally honest production meets. It's not like I know what's going on on my own show. Yeah. Okay. Reporter: Is there anything that's off-limits on the new show? It's whatever's going on. Whatever is important to women and myself. It really is what women talk to other women about. Reporter: For "good morning america," deborah roberts, abc news, new york.

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