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."