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Bethenny Frankel has been through a lot, but today she's better than ever.

"I'm pretty good," the 44-year-old told E! News exclusively this week while promoting her new book I Suck At Relationships So You Don't Have To. "I'm just in a really good place right now. I feel happy. I feel good about what I'm doing. I'm excited to be on my book tour, I'm excited to be on the show."

One thing that's been haunting the Real Housewives of New York star for the past few years is her ongoing divorce to ex-hubby Jason Hoppy, who is also the father of her daughter, Bryn.

"In any breakup, the most important thing is thinking about the fact that there's an innocent victim who just needs to be loved completely and respected and you just have to think about the ramifications of your decisions," Frankel admitted.

Bethenny Frankel

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Despite a messy divorce, Frankel hasn't stopped looking for love. "I do believe in love, and I'm totally keeping my options open, and I've met incredible men. Bad apples don't have to spoil the whole bunch. I'm not bitter, I love meeting new people," the reality star gushed.

As for what she's looking for in a potential lover, Frankel explained, "I really like talking to men about business and I like bouncing ideas off of them and I like someone who's really passionate and driven. Drive is way more important to me than looks. I like someone who's very, very smart, intellectual, witty. All those things that, a lot of time, are in an older man I would say. Or at least my age."

So does Frankel see herself having more kids? "I don't know if it's in the cards," she said. "I kind of really do believe in whatever your path is and if it's supposed to be it's supposed to be. My daughter's still young and I still feel like she's kind of like a baby to me, so I'm really enjoying that and everyone says it goes so quickly, so I'm trying to cherish that. It would be nice, but might be a challenge."

But that's not all Bethenny told us. Watch the interview for more exclusive scoop!