Well, all hopes of an amicable divorce between Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy have just been squashed. Three weeks ago Bethenny, 42, filed for divorce from Jason, 41. Today we’re learning that the pharmaceutical executive has counter-filed with his own, very aggressive papers.
Jason is disputing nearly every major detail in Bethenny’s filing, and he has a long list of requests. First and most importantly, Jason wants primary custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Bryn. Just like Bethenny, Jason wants child support from his ex, and wants medical and dental expenses for himself and their daughter.
Again countering Frankel’s own request, Hoppy seeks “exclusive use and occupancy of the marital residence” (their $5 million, four-bedroom apartment in NYC’s Tribeca neighborhood). He also asks his future ex-wife to maintain a life insurance policy on herself, making him and Bryn beneficiaries — another detail likewise requested by Frankel. Finally, TMZ reports, Hoppy requests that the talk show host pays his lawyer and accountant.
One thing apparently not at stake in this new war? Frankel’s estimated $100 million fortune earned through her New York Times bestsellers, her Skinnygirl empire and daytime talk show; the couple signed a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot.
“I feel like a failure,” Frankel admitted to Ellen DeGeneres earlier this month. “I really put it out there. I wanted the fairytale. I thought I had it. And Bryn is my fairy tale . . .This is excruciating, I have to say.”
It’s really too bad that this thing is already getting ugly. Man, divorce is such a nasty thing. May I never have to go through it! (Knock on wood!)
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