Bethenny Frankel on Talk Show Cancellation: "I Am Relieved"

Posted Monday February 24, 2014 8:15 PM GMT

Making peace with the news, Bethenny Frankel penned an open letter to fans of her now-cancelled talk show.

Posted on her website, the former "Real Housewife of New York" begins, "People ask me how I feel about this, so I wanted to share it with you straight up."

After sharing how she loves connecting with women and working with her staff, the host admitted that she felt restricted by the format and the "suitable for daytime television" requirement.

Comparing this gig to her reality TV time, she explains, "I felt a bit diluted, filtered and somewhat constricted. I am a free spirit."

As for what's next, Bethenny shares, "So to answer how I feel, I am relieved. What I really want right now is to be with my daughter, to do yoga, to focus on Skinnygirl and my writing, and to give myself a break. I have been striving and climbing and white-knuckling for so long that I need a rest from the grind. I'm a little over myself and wouldn't blame anyone else for being over me as well."

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