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.
On one hand it seems like a pretty hefty sum for Jason to receive after such a short union, but on the other, I know there are people who would argue that he earned every penny. Of course, after over a year of battling out in court, there are some people who would pay just about anything to have the entire debacle over for good…but not Bethenny. It's about principle with this one (sure it is).
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.
As you know, Bethenny filed for sole custody over a year ago, and she and Jason have been battling it out in court ever since, all the while sharing their high dollar apartment. In the meantime, Bethenny has been linked to different men as Jason plays the doting dad card when the paparazzi are around. Who knows if it's sincere, but he certainly seems to be winning the public's sympathy in this circus.
I've got to hand it to Jason Hoppy. Y'all know that Bethenny Frankel never would have pegged him as the dude who would battle her at every turn of their divorce. He was so passive in their marriage, I figured he would have rolled over by now! While I'm not surprised that Jason is fighting for custody of the pair's daughter, I think Bethenny is floored that he's giving her a run for her money…literally.
It's her money Jason wants…at least to pay his attorney fees in this never ending divorce proceeding. As the two continue to face off in court over Brynn, their shared multi-million dollar home (as in, they are still both living there), and everything else under the sun, Jason is racking up the legal bills with his lawyer's work being estimated at $900 an hour. How do you get to be one of those people??