Richards, who's been divorced once before, says she knows Frankel will make it through the split a stronger woman.
"I talk to Bethenny all the time," the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star told us at the Christmas in September event benefiting the Children's Hospital Los Angeles at the Abbey in West Hollywood. "Obviously divorce is never easy for anyone. But she's a strong girl and anything she does, she does with all her might so she'll always land on her feet."
Frankel and Hoppy announced their split back in December 2012 and are still finalizing their divorce.
"You just have to say we're going to get to the other side," Frankel told People earlier this month. "I'm not going to be afraid, and I'm not going to get more than I can handle."
As for getting back on the dating scene, Frankel admitted, "Men aren't a priority right now—at all...Since I'm emotionally unavailable, it may be a very chilly winter."
Since splitting nine months ago, Hoppy has been spotted still wearing his wedding band.
—Reporting by Lindsey Caldwell