Oh Bethenny Frankel – this is a very sad attempt at damage control. I'm sure she has her Frankelzombies out in full-force defending her actions, but just in case the message isn't coming across the soon-to-be-divorced former reality star is speaking out about ending her marriage to Jason Hoppy.
Wanna know the most surprising thing of all? She's pretty much blaming Jason for making the divorce hard. Start rolling your eyes now! "I really did think it would be amicable. I absolutely did," Bethennywhines to People. "I wrote that entire [divorce] statement myself. And every single word, I believed to be true."
Both parties have filed legal documents saying they agree to the divorce based on an "irretrievable breakdown" of their marriage. However there are still lose ends being worked out, reports TMZ. Despite a prenup signed before they married, a division of property is still being negotiated. Also not finalized is a custody agreement concerning daughter Bryn, who turns three next month.
If this is true then Bethenny Frankel needs to hire one of those PR wizards STAT because she is beyond damage control at this point!
Bethenny and ex-husband Jason Hoppy recently met in court for a fraught meeting to begin divorce proceedings, including custody decisions for their daughter Bryn and living arrangements while they are separated. Witnesses say Jason appeared relaxed, but Bethenny appeared – well Bethenny is just Bethenny, so I'll leave it at that!
Allegedly negotiations between the estranged spouses did not go well. Now RadarOnline reports that the Bethenny Ever After star is refusing to a 50/50 custody agreement with Jason. If you recall, she was the one who took the first strike and requested full custody of Bryn!
Molly was Bethenny's assistant for two-years and Bethenny purchased the apartment in Molly's name via MYC Trust. Which means Jason could have little to no claim or stake in the property. Does anyone recall seeing Molly on any of Bethenny's shows?
Bethenny Frankel thought her divorce would obviously be as whirlwind as her marriage, a 'yeah didn't work out' and go about their merry ways kind of deal. But she forgot about the Jason Hoppy part of the equation. And perhaps embarking on a media tour to pedal her marriage woes immediately after filing for divorce where she asked for full custody didn't help things!
In response to Bethenny's behavior, it seems Jason is furious – and he is not going to easily back down to her demands! Please don't give her ammunition for another book, Jason! I beg of you. Source say the Bethenny Ever After star is shocked that Jason is fighting back – and she never expected him to raise a fuss.
"Bethenny thought she could just roll him over and get out with no hassle," a source close to Jason reveals. A new article by Us Weekly exposes their nasty divorce and Jason's determination to fight for both himself and Bryn!
Ouch! The nasty-nasty divorce of Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy is apparently getting nastier by the minute. Yesterday Jason finally responded with his own divorce filing and requested the exact same things Bethenny did when she filed two weeks ago – that means both are fighting for full custody of their daughter Bryn.
And apparently Jason is fed up with Bethenny's media pandering and retaliating by hitting her where it hurts the most by comparing her to her estranged mother Bernadette Birk!
According to a source close to Bethenny, “Jason and Bethenny have been arguing incessantly and the divorce is definitely turning nasty."
According to TMZ, Jason fired back by filing papers also seeking primary custody of two-year-old Bryn along with child support – and he is fighting fire with fire which basically means the easy-peasy peaceful divorce the Bethenny Ever After star has been sobbing about wanting to the media, isn't going to happen.