Her father left when she was only four years old, and Frankel's mother married another horse trainer, John Parisella.
According to Frankel, her childhood wasn't easy, partially due to moving from home to home, along with her dysfunctional relationship with her mother.
Recognizing Frankel's popularity, Bravo created , a spin-off following her journey into marriage and parenthood with pharmaceutical exec Jason Hoppy.
She tied the knot with Hoppy on March 28, 2010, while seven months pregnant.
Frankel expanded the brand into exercise accessories, undergarments and other creations.
Executive-produced by Ellen De Generes, Working with Dress for Success, Frankel launched her B Strong initiative, which helps women in crisis.