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During an emotional visit to the Today show Monday morning, Bethenny Frankel revealed that her last pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. The Bethenny Ever After star, 41, was eight weeks along when she miscarried; and, she says, the ordeal was so recent that it won't be part of the show's new season (which kicked off Monday night on Bravo). Watch the clip below.
Frankel, who has 21-month-old daughter Bryn with husband Jason Hoppy, has often spoken about having another child. During her visit to Today, the reality star got choked up as she described her devastating miscarriage.
"There are so many emotional things that come with it that it's hard to really put into a small conversation," said Frankel. "You go through a roller coaster of emotions. About your age, about being a woman, about can you have another baby, are you a failure to your partner, about what if my husband married someone younger -- you go through a million different things."
Now, the chef-turned-reality star says she's no longer sure if another baby is in the cards.
"Until you become a woman, you don't know the things that come with being a woman, and I'm 41 and I don't know," she said tearfully. "It's not really my choice. It's not my option. The window is closing. So it's something I'm dealing with."
Frankel says that the experience has made her think a lot about women who can't conceive at all, and how lucky she is to have her daughter Bryn in her life.
"Thinking about women who can't have their own baby, even the first baby -- I'm really lucky," said the hard-working mom. "I have the most beautiful daughter in the world and I'm grateful for her."
Over the past two years, Bethenny Frankel has documented her weddiing, the birth of her daughter and the growth of her SkinnyGirl business on Bravo's Bethenny Ever After (originally called Bethenny Getting Married?). During the third season, which premiered on Monday, Bethenny must keep both her business and marriage afloat while raising her daughter. While she doesn't regret everything she's been through, Frankel admits that she wouldn't want to document this year again.
"It's the truth. You can't always just be there like a fairy princess in your wedding gown, and then when things aren't as perfect, not be honest about it," she told Today. "When I signed up for this show years ago, I committed to being honest and connecting with my fans about what was going on, and a lot of people can relate to this."