The former spouses are locked in a contentious argument that led to bitter finger pointing that frankly (no pun intended) makes both of them look like crappy parents! It was rumored that their attorneys botched up a filing to make the courtroom proceedings private and the press would have free reign – well that appears to be the case!
With both spouses repped by famed divorce attorneys the argument became about who is the biggest famewhore, sadly. Bethenny's attorney Allen Mayefsky portrayed Jason as the vengeful ex, spiteful over losing the limelight when Bethenny filed for divorce, thus ending their reality TV career. Which seems odd considering it was widely reported that Jason refused to sign on for a third season of Bethenny Ever After as Bethenny was already pursuing her talk show (now also canceled).
Could this finally be the end for Bethenny Frankel's on-going divorce and custody battle? It seems like Bethenny and her estranged husband, Jason Hoppy have been going at each other for years….Oh, wait. They have!
Bethenny and Jason separated way back in December 2012. Since then, they have been fighting over everything from their dream home to custody of their 4-year-old daughter Bryn. After months upon months of fighting back and forth, a judge finally ruled this week that a trial is set for next Wednesday. Everybody get ready, cause this could be nasty!
Now here's a sighting as rare as a unicorn! Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy put their bitter divorce and custody issues aside and came together for the sake of their daughter Bryn!
Jason and Bethenny were spotted in NYC yesterday afternoon as they celebrated Bryn's fourth birthday together with friends. Some outlets were grabbing the photos where the former couple look absolutely miserable, but in all honesty, in many of the photos they look relaxed and happy – and so does Bryn.
E! News recently spoke to the Skinnygirl mogul at a Cinco de Mayo party — perfect holiday for the girl who invented the Skinnygirl margarita — where Bethenny opened up about her Mother's Day plans and how she is holding up amidst all the drama. But did she say anything about her rumored romance with Warren Lichtenstein or Michael Cerussi?
Bethenny filed for divorce WAY back in January 2013, but she and her soon-to-be-ex, Jason Hoppy, have been squabbling over money, custody and their luxurious apartment ever since. Now Bethenny has been ordered to cough up $100,000 to his lawyers. The payment is to be subtracted from whatever financial settlement they reach — if they ever reach one.
What do you do when you're a gazillionaire cocktail mogul whose soon-to-be-ex-husband hilariously won't move out of the apartment you share? Well, if you're Bethenny Frankel, you just get a second one so you can have quality time with your douchey new boyfriend daughter.
As Bethenny and Jason Hoppy struggle to come to a settlement agreement, things are getting more and more tense in their abode. I love that Jason is sticking to his guns. Apparently, his parents come to stay almost every weekend, making things all the more cramped, awkward, and humorous!
We were momentarily distracted by his abs until TMZ revealed that Michael A. Cerussi III was accused of rape when he was in college. When Michael, who at 34 is almost a decade younger than BitchyBethenny, was attending Union College in New York another student accused him of raping her.
The victim took her complaints to the school who took them very seriously and expelled Michael. The alleged victim never filed a police report but instead opted to sue Michael in civil court. In return Michael sued both the girl and the school for defamation.
The talk show host was spotted on vacation over the New Year's holiday and on New Year's Eve the two were making out. "Bethenny and a date were there with a group of friends" and it was "definitely romantic," a spy shared with E! News. "She seemed relaxed with him and having a great time. At the stroke of midnight, they shared a passionate kiss and proceeded to make out in front of everyone."
In Touch Weekly did some investigating and discovered that the new beau is Michael “Mac” Cerussi III, and he's pretty hot! The two reportedly exchanged kisses at Mondrian South Beach.