Days after filing for divorce from Jason Hoppy, the woe-is-me publicity tour begins for Bethenny Frankel. Who didn't see this one coming?! While Jason has remained mum about the details surrounding their separation, the Bethenny Ever After star who claims she's tired of living in the spotlight is disproving her point by beginning a torrent of media appearances.
First up Bethenny's made-for-TV friend and talk show benefactress Ellen! Bethenny sat down with Ellen today where the 42-year-old bawled about marriage not being a fairy tale and fame letting her down. Get your tissues ready. #sarcasm!
A weepy Bethenny announced that she feels like a failure for lasting a paltry three-years in her marriage. "I feel like a bit of a disappointment to all of you and I feel like a failure."
Most disappointing to Bethenny is the unfortunate realization that life is not a fairytale. "I really put it out there. I wanted the fairytale," she revealed.
Bethenny Frankel is using twitter as a medium to communicate with her fans in the wake of her divorce from Jason Hoppy. In lieu of doing interviews, she's letting "sources" and the media make claims that this was a very hard decision for her and that she is in despair over ending her marriage.
One month after announcing her separation, she filed for divorce, and wasted no time in requesting full custody of daughter Bryn, child support, medical and dental insurance, and to be listed as a beneficiary on Jason's life insurance policy.
When the media and the public got wind of her demands the blogs and internet erupted with comments. And apparently Bethenny, who made a business of plastering her life all over the place on Bethenny Ever After, is frustrated by the reactions she's getting.
"I need a little break from unsolicited advice today. Let's all just lighten it up even if just for a few hours," she tweeted hours after the story broke.
Just two weeks after announcing their split, Bethenny pulled the trigger and officially filed for divorce. Today we learned that in those papers, Bethenny is asking for several things from Jason – including child support and life insurance.
According to reports, the former Mrs. Hoppy is asking that Jason pay child support for their daughter Bryn, along with medical, dental, optical, therapeutic, and orthodontic expenses for Bryn AND herself. Bethenny also wants Jason to have a life insurance policy that names her and Bryn as beneficiaries.
Bethenny released a statement this afternoon to confirm the break up news.
"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."
Bethenny also took to Twitter to express her sadness.
Bethenny and Jason have been together since 2008 and have one child together, daughter Bryn Hoppy, 2.
Friends of the Bethenny Ever After star have denied rumors of marital discord, saying the couple is committed to the marriage. Well, it appears they’re also committed to Bethenny’s rising career! Bethenny refused to confront rumors head-on; taking to Twitter to encourage fans to wait and watch her talk show for the deets. Well, that lead many to speculate that Bethenny may be using the rumors to create publicity for said new talk show.
HollywoodLife is reporting that Bethenny’s sudden marital problems are no mere coincidence! “Bethenny knows better than anyone how to work the media,” a source reveals. “She’s doing this for TV ratings for Bethenny Ever After.”
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Nothing Bethenny Frankel does is an accident, and it’s starting to look like making the demise of her marriage a central plot line to her reality show may have been a segue into its real life dissolution. The ever reputable Star magazine reports that Bethenny and husband Jason Hoppy are headed for divorce court with a source claiming it was “imminent.”
Just how bad is it? The latest issue of In Touch Weekly magazine, out on newsstands tomorrow, states that Jason has even gone as far as to move out of the couple’s $5 million luxury TriBeCa home into a nearby Cosmopolitan Hotel.
Jason, 40, is reportedly telling friends he moved into the hotel, leaving the Bethenny Ever After star and their 23-month-old daughter Bryn behind, due to renovations. His friends are, however, not buying his claims as they believe he left due to being fed up with Bethenny’s diva behavior.
“The fighting has gotten worse,” a source revealed to In Touch. Even worse than what we’ve seen on the show? “Bethenny’s a very difficult person in relationships,” the source added.
Jason’s also said to be upset with Bethenny, 41, over her increasing obsession with her fame, looks, and the launch of her LA-based talk show.
“Her energy has been nervous and neurotic,” the source added. “He can’t take it anymore, so he’s been doing everything on his own.”
Yikes. Bethenny has yet to comment on this story, though she did tweet about her anniversary this morning. “Today is my 2nd anniversary!” she wrote.
Bethenny also tweeted this yesterday: “Bryn was in the other room w jason. I heardi smack sound & crying. She fell of her bike on her face. She’s fine but I wasn’t for a while.”
It is plausible that if Jason did move out, he has since moved back in. Perhaps he just needed some time to cool off. But if true, things are definitely not looking good for this marriage.
Oddly enough, Bethenny’s estranged mom, Bernadette Burke, spoke out against Bethenny and her marriage again this week. Talking to Radar Online, Bernadette stated Bethenny had no respect for marriage and would soon get bored with Jason.
“His problem is he’s too nice, and she’ll grab another nice one, he is replaceable,” said Bernadette. “Nice is boring and Bethenny gets bored with nice. I know she is bored because I get bored watching him.”
Bernadette continues, “She cheated on her first husband after her first couple of months of marriage. She doesn’t have any respect for marriage because she has never seen good marriages.”
Bernadette adds that Bethenny married Jason for all the wrong reasons. “She would never have married Jason but she wanted to have a child and the timing was right. She got what she wanted out of this, she married because of public opinion,” she claims. Bernadette also claims Bethenny never cares for her daughter and is always leaving her with nannies to do photoshoots.
While there might be some truth to some of Bernadette’s comments, emphasis on might, I’m not sure how she could be privy to how Bethenny cares for Bryn considering they have been estranged for years.
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