If you had told me when Bethenny Frankeldecided to marry Jason Hoppy just in time for her to get a spin-off, that those crazy kids weren't going to go the distance, I would have laughed in your face. When I watched said spin-off's spin-off Bethenny Ever After and saw how the couple treated one another, I thought, how cute…they are playing to the cameras. If I had a dollar for every time a divorce rumor surfaced that Bethenny promptly squashed, I'd have a lot of money. Color me shocked that this two year marriage didn't last!
Forgive my sarcasm. They are no doubt going through a very hard time, and they have to do it in the public eye. I feel badly for both of them, because I do think they were in love. I also think that Bethenny wanted a child, and Jason got tired of playing second fiddle to her career. I won't play arm chair psychiatrist, but everybody loses in this divorce.
Those closest to the couple think that Bethenny and Jason will keep the divorce civil and focus on daughter Bryn. None of their friends expect any sort of custody battle.
After longtime speculation that Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy wouldn't make it through the third year of marriage following a rocky and difficult second year featured on Bethenny Ever After, Bethenny finally announced the couple was separating.
The shocking part of the announcement was the timing! Bethennyrevealed the split two days before Christmas.
Bethenny has been coy about her relationship with Jason for months, even skirting the issue on a recent WWHL appearance. Multiple reports emerged that the couple broke up around Thanksgiving when they spent the holiday separately. Jason has been conspicuously absent from photos and Bethenny's twitter in recent months as well.
Many wonder why Bethenny waited so long to reveal that her marriage was over – and just why she timed it so close to the holidays? While I suspected it was so the news would get less attention in the wake of holiday related events, according to RadarOnline Bethenny just couldn't keep their separation a secret from friends and family any longer! She really expects us to believe their friends and family weren't aware they haven't been together for over a month? Ok then…
"Jason wanted to wait till after the holidays were over but Bethenny insisted that she could not carry on the charade of pretending to be a happy couple any longer, especially not in front of their closest friends and family," the source explains. "Basically, in the end Bethenny decided, no more secrets and lies – let's get it out in the open, for better or for worse."
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.
Aaaahhh… same old saga, eh? What product does Bethenny Frankel have hitting the market? Kidding, kidding! Anyway, the Bethenny Ever After star may not be so happily ever after any more.
Bethenny has been tweeting up a storm about holiday activities with daughter Bryn and her upcoming talk show, as well as handing out fitness, nutrition, and holiday tips. What is Bethenny NOT mentioning? Husband Jason Hoppy! Where is that guy?
Well, perhaps there's a reason… Bethenny's marriage has been plagued by break-up rumors since the beginning and Bethenny's reality show showed the couple fighting and growing exceedingly distant from each other.
"Things have gotten even more strained in recent months," a friend tells Us Weekly. "They're fighting a lot." In fact the couple is barely spending any time together at all! Bethenny spent Thanksgiving on a girls' weekend and Jason reportedly missed the Skinnygirl Christmas party for a golf weekend.
Stop the presses and pour me a Skinnygirl margarita! On second thought, don't…I prefer my cocktails to taste good and go straight to my hips.
I have some wonderful news that will excite the masses. Whether you're a diehard Bethenneedy fan, a Bethennybody-else-but-her hater, or a passive and neutral Frankel, my dear, I don't give a damn, you are going to like what I have to say! Well, that third group probably couldn't care less, but the others–oh, the others!–will be thrilled! P.S. I'm working on a trademark for my newly coined phrases, so use at your own risk. TM, Ms. Frankel, TM! ;)
Anyhoo, can you guess who this post is about? Anyone? Real Housewives of New York veteran and purveyor of Hoppylicious spin-offs and diet liquor concoctions Bethenny Frankel made an announcement earlier Monday on her website. The post was aptly titled "My Big Announcement." You have to give her credit, Bethenny always has been a straight shooter!