Frankel filed to end her marriage to the pharmaceutical sales executive in January 2013.
"There's no way for people to realize what's really going on," she said of the situation. "I really never expected it to be like this. I've had a pretty colorful past that hasn't been the easiest, and this is, by far, the most excruciating thing I've ever even come close to being in."
"I would [say it's emotional torture]," she added. "I just think that when you bring someone into fame -- and then they are left without it -- I think some people come in and see the shiny objects -- and when it's taken away, they want it to be taken away from you also."
Frankel and Hoppy married in March 2010, and share five-year-old daughter Bryn Hoppy. The former couple agreed to joint custody, but have yet to settle their property division. The process has been contentious, with Frankel complaining of communication issues with her ex.
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