Bethenny Frankel: Divorce Is Getting UglyBy: Amanda Crum - January 24, 2013
Bethenny Frankel officially filed for divorce from her husband of three years, Jason Hoppy, just a few weeks ago. But Hoppy has now filed “aggressive” divorce papers of his own and is asking for everything she’s asking for, including primary custody of their daughter, Bryn.
Hoppy also wants child support payments from Frankel, medical and dental insurance-related bills, and is asking for himself and Bryn to be the beneficiaries of a continued life insurance policy for Frankel. The new papers are also asking for Hoppy to be afforded primary residence at their $5 million home in NYC. If that’s not enough, he wants Frankel to foot the bill for his lawyers and accountant.
Luckily, Frankel and Hoppy had a prenuptial agreement before they married, so her $100 million fortune is safe. The former “Real Housewives” star has made quite a success of her brand, which includes several books, the Skinnygirl alcohol and clothing line, and a daytime talk show.
Frankel released a statement when divorce loomed imminent, saying, “It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating. This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family. We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter who is and will always remain our first priority. This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us.”