Bethenny Frankel Headed For Divorce Court

    January 3, 2013
    Amanda Crum
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Former Real Housewife of New York Bethenny Frankel is set to dissolve her marriage to Jason Hoppy, despite an effort on both their parts to make it work.

Frankel announced the couple’s decision to split right before the holidays, issuing a statement which was published in People Magazine.

“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.”

Frankel, who is rolling in the dough after launching her own mega-successful Skinnygirl line of alcoholic drinks, snacks, and shapewear, also found a loyal fan following for her four best-selling books and reality series, “Bethenny Getting Married” (which later became “Bethenny Ever After”). Some say all that success contributed to a rocky beginning when it came to her marriage to Hoppy.

However, a “source” close to the couple says they simply grew apart.

“…They really tried,” the source said. “They grew apart. She is very upset.”

  • Skye

    She should thank Bravo for giving her a platform to be famous and the liquor company for buying her product. It really wasn’t all that special of a formula and her mega wealth is really a fluke of good luck and her persistence pursuing it (she is tenacious with her money making efforts). That she couldn’t just sit back and enjoy her new found wealth with her family and stop aggressively pursuing the limelight and more cash speaks of her misplaced values. My guess is that, like he Mother stated, she saw her husband’s more laid back and centered attitude as “weak”. Now, on the single’s market, she will always have to be wondering if the new men in her life like her or her money best.

  • Olive

    I am so disappointed in Bethany. I remember watching episodes of the New Housewives of New York where she was so broken and distressed because she felt unloved and unfulfilled. Then God heard her pain and brought her love and family and riches, now she is throwing out the love and the family and keeping the riches. Bethany, Ramona was right in her little conversation you had walking on the Brooklyn Bridge. It is so sad and what a tragedy for baby Bryn.

  • Anonymus

    I don’t usually comment on these things, but I think that it is totally unfair that everyone seems to be blaming Bethenny for this separation. Just like it took two of them to come together, it takes two to separate! I wouldn’t go as far to say that she chose her riches over love. If her success is what broke them up, then I wouldn’t blame her at all–it would be due to the lack of insecurities in Jason. Not blaming Jason because I truly like him just as much as I like Bethenny–I am just saying, no one should be blaming any one person. Besides, in the end this is their lives and things that THEY have to deal with, not any of us. Quite frankly, I do not see her as a failure–everything happens for a reason. On the other hand, some people just aren’t meant to be married. People think of it as the end of the world when someone splits. They will either come back together or split for good and possibly find other loves. In the end, I wish both of them the best.

    • Anonymus

      I totally spelled “anonymous” wrong!

  • Elizabeth Rago

    So so sad. The love of money is as the good book says the root of
    evil. We sit back and watch as people who seem to have it all just
    self destruct. I am sure she made enough money to retire and live
    a wonderful life being a wife and mother, but no, that was not
    her ultimate goal afterall. Very sad for all parties.

  • Tamara

    How easy if for some to ask Bethenny to just quit after making all that money? would they be asking Jason the same question if he was who made the money? of course not.
    Bethenny can’t quit. According to her contract with Beam, she has committed with the sale to keep working for them for the next eight years to receive the money is a benchmark payment scale. It is not as if she received the whole money upfront and can now bask in her glory. Jason could had been her rock and part of her success if he wasn’t so bitter about her success and the fact that “it didn’t happen to him” as he said it himself.

  • Tamara

    Skye, she has always thanked Bravo, she has always known that the exposure is what gave her the platform, but make no mistakes, plenty of other HW have tried to capitalize on Bravo’s exposure and some of them even got broke in the process, Bethenny worked her butt off from creating the cocktail, to going around offering it to big companies, to finding investors to produce it herself, bottle it,d istribute it and finally sell it. It just didn’t fell on her lap as some would want to believe, it was her hard work, persistance and busines sense that took her to another level and it is unfair to pretend that this was just a strike of luck.

  • Cookala

    I see Bethayy as an over-achiever, typical of someone who grew up in an alcoholic, dysfunctional family. Jason Hoppy appears to be a really, really nice guy but I’m sure the divorce and custody issues will be vicious and he won’t stand a chance against her a-type personality. Too bad because he is a real sweet man and good father. Money and fame ruined this marriage. I guarantee it will eventually ruin their child, just like Bethany was ruined by her childhood.

  • http://Yahoo Lady DI

    I think the whole thing is sad. I truly think once Betheny had the baby the marriage was doomed. She’s all set now,money,fame,baby( her soul purpose of surviving) and she’s off. Sad that there might be another man & another baby,leaving Jason behind. If I were her I would have another child w/ Jason,so it’s not anymore complicated. Once she had that baby I knew this would happen. I love Bethany. Always will, but the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!

  • mrksgrl

    Obviously no one who commented watched the show. Jason is a passive-aggressive person. Unless you live with one you will never understand how hard it is to deal with. Like she said on the show “I always feel like I am the bad person”. That is exactly what a passive-aggressive does – they constantly pick at you but behind something else so you can’t call them out on it.
    Also lets remember they did not know each other very well when they got married, she was pregnant and that was the main reason they married. I felt that he was a hard guy to live with and she is a whirlwind. It takes someone special to deal with her personality. I think the same things he loved about her when they were dating, bugged him once they were married. One thing we should all remember is that people do not change. I wish them both luck but I feel it is awful to blame her, things sometimes don’t work out.