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Bethenny Frankel stopped by Extra to promote her new book, Skinnygirl Cocktails, and while she was there she expressed her thoughts on Teresa Giudice's upcoming incarceration.
"[It's] terrible. The one thing I really think about is being away from her daughters for any period of time," Bethenny, who has a 4-year-old daughter herself, said.
She also tried to look at some of the positives that may come out of the Giudices' situation. "I feel for her, because it's time away from her daughters, but they will become stronger as a family. Maybe by it all stopping now and [them] having a real-life lesson, it'll make them stronger, and they'll avoid other heartache later," she added. Teresa and husband Joe will be serving a 15-month and 41-month sentence respectively.
Bethenny, who has split from husband Jason Hoppy, also gave her thoughts on getting back into the dating game. "It's good, because it doesn't have a tremendous amount of pressure," she said. "I have a daughter. I don't need to get married, and I'm financially secure. So to date is just to date and that could be fun. That is fun…I'm in a good place."
The author and cocktail maven recently announced that she'll be back for the newest season of The Real Housewives of New York City, the show that helped launch her into the spotlight. "It just feels fresh and new, which is kind of representative of where I am in my personal life, which feels fresh and new," she said.
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