• Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy have now been going through divorce proceedings longer than they have been married. 

Over two years after the Skinnygirl mogul filed for divorce, she and ex Jason Hoppy are still currently embroiled in a drawn-out divorce battle, despite having settled their lengthy custody battle over their 4-year-old daughter, Bryn, in June. 

In a new sit-down on Watch What Happens Live, host Andy Cohen chats with the Real Housewives of New York star ahead of the show's season-seven premiere, and she opens up about her love life and her return to the hit Bravo series. 

"I will never get legally married again," Frankel, who announced her separation from Hoppy in December 2012 before filing for divorce the following month, adamantly stated. "It doesn't mean that I won't commit to someone. I'm not jaded, I'm not bitter about love, I think there are amazing guys out there in the world—it's none of that. I will never, ever be legally married again." 

PICS: Before they were housewives

As for why she has no desire to walk down the aisle for a third time? 

"Marriage is the Hotel California," she said, before presumably alluding to her back-and-forth with Hoppy. "You can check out at any time but you can never leave." 

Frankel, who is coming back to the Housewives franchise after exiting the series in season three, also touched on why she felt it was time to return to her reality show roots. 

"There was a point where I was a little embarrassed to be a Housewife," she admitted. "I felt like it was a little, something to not be proud of. And there was a time that I felt, when I was in it, that it felt not what it started out as, and that's why I walked away. But now, coming back, I'm feeling proud to do it again, I feel like it is a different show and I feel like me coming back to this show this season has changed up the dynamic…it seems honest, it seems real, it seems a little bit old-school—that's how it feels." 

PHOTO: Jason Hoppy finally removes wedding band

WWHL, Bethenny Frankel


In the trailer for season seven, which also includes cast members Carole Radziwill, Heather ThomsonKristen TaekmanLuann de LessepsSonja Morgan and Ramona Singer, Bethenny is heard saying, "It's like starting over. No talk show, no marriage...My divorce has made me a vulnerable person." (Frankel's talk show, Bethenny, was canceled after just one season.)

"It's rough," Frankel said of her split back in April 2013. "I have to say, divorce is the most difficult thing you could ever go through in your entire life."

Watch What Happens Live One-on-One with Bethenny airs this Sunday at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo. 

PHOTOS: Real Housewives: Where are they now?