Bethenny Frankel Is 'Relieved' Her Talk Show Got Canceled

The former reality star opens up about what's next.

ByABC News
February 25, 2014, 5:38 PM

Feb. 25, 2014 -- Bethenny Frankel is starting over, and that's not necessarily a bad thing, she said.

Just days after the news broke that her talk show, "Bethenny" had been canceled, Frankel wrote a letter to her fans explaining how she was doing.

"I am relieved," she wrote on her blog. "What I really want right now is to be with my daughter, to do yoga, to focus on [her product line] Skinnygirl and my writing, and to give myself a break."

There's certainly a lot on her plate.

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Frankel, 43, is not only in the throes of a new romance, but she's also still in the midst of a an acrimonious divorce.

In August, she told "Nightline" that she was "going through a brutal, brutal time" after her split from ex-husband Jason Hoppy, especially as the two attempted to work out a custody agreement for their daughter, Bryn, 3.

However, Frankel also admitted that being a talk show host wasn't the best move for her.

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"Unlike my time on Bravo, I felt a bit diluted, filtered and somewhat constricted. I am a free spirit," she wrote. "I am more comfortable in my natural surroundings and in a setting where I'm surrounded by crazy, where anything goes and where I can be authentically me. When interviewed about the show, I always said that it could only work if I was true to myself and only if it was genuinely a good fit and marriage which it turned out not to be."

The former reality TV star said that she did feel sad for her employees who must now find new jobs, and said she was "grateful" for the experience. She also tipped her hat to other talk show hosts she admires (Ellen DeGeneres and Wendy Williams to name two) for making their jobs look easy.

Still, she said she's ready to take a break.

"I have been striving and climbing and white-knuckling for so long that I need a rest from the grind," she said. "I'm a little over myself and wouldn't blame anyone else for being over me as well."