Bethenny Frankel Divorce: Reality Star Talks 'Drawbacks And Stresses' Of Single Parenthood

05/14/2013 03:56pm ET
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Bethenny Frankel and Bryn Hoppy are seen out side 'Dylan's Candy Bar' on Bryn Hoppy's Birthday on May 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)

Skinnygirl mogul Bethenny Frankel admits that while being a single parent to her 3-year-old daughter is tough, there are certain benefits to going it alone.

"I think being a single mom has its drawbacks and stresses, but when I'm with Bryn, I get to be with her all by myself," the Bravo reality star told E! News on Saturday. "We have quality time. And when I'm on my own, I'm trying to find out who I am again, what my identity is as a single woman. So that's an exploration also."

And though Bethenny seems to be embracing her new, single identity, her estranged husband Jason Hoppy decidedly isn't. Despite the fact that their divorce is reportedly close to being finalized, Hoppy has yet to take off his wedding band. He was spotted wearing the ring in New York City as recently as Monday.

Frankel first announced their split in December 2012 after two and a half years of marriage. She officially filed divorce papers in early January. According to TMZ, the former pair is now in the process of hammering out some key details of their settlement, including custody of their daughter and spousal support.

Click through the slideshow below for more on Frankel and 37 other Bravo "Housewives" that called it quits with their husbands.

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