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Bethenny Frankel is asking for lots of $$ from her soon to be ex-husband, Jason Hoppy

Bethenny Frankel certainly seems to always have her eye on the bottom line. I’m sure this is how she came to be worth between $25 million and $55 million as an entrepreneur. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that she’s going for big $$ in her divorce from Jason Hoppy, but it does leave a bad taste in my mouth. Does she really need MORE money? I don’t know…. Anyhoo, Bethenny has filed legal docs asking for the following from Jason:

— Child support … retroactive from the date she filed for divorce
–  Medical, dental, optical, therapeutic, and orthodontic expenses for HER and her child
–  Life insurance that makes both her and the kid beneficiaries

She also wants Jason — who made lots of money in real estate –  out of their marital residence for good.  Bethenny is asking for exclusive occupancy.

And there’s more … Bethenny wants primary physical custody of 2-year-old Bryn.

Bethenny also wants the judge to enforce their prenup dated March 23, 2010 … signed 5 days before they got hitched.

A source connected with Bethenny tells TMZ … “This is a preliminary step to move the process forward.   She wants to work this out privately and amicably.  All Bethenny cares about is that it works out the best way possible for Bryn.”

What do you think about what Bethenny wants from Jason? Do you think it’s fair – or do you think she’s asking for too much?

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Posted Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 12:12pm
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Bethenny Frankel files for divorce!

Bethenny Frankel has filed for divorce from husband Jason Hoppy.

According to TMZ, the TV star filed for divorce last week in New York City. The couple had announced their plans to separate on December 23.

“This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family,” Frankel said in a statement. “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.”

The pair married in 2010 and have one daughter together, 2-year-old Bryn. Their relationship and marriage were chronicled on two reality series, “Bethenny Getting Married?” and “Bethenny Ever After…”. Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the estranged couple was still living together, despite the separation.

According to RadarOnline, Frankel and Hoppy have a prenup. The Skinnygirl mogul is worth an estimated $12 million, according to Forbes.

Frankel is hardly the first “Housewife” to file for divorce. Click through the slideshow below for more on her split and 36 others who called it quits with their husbands.

This is just too bad. I hate divorce.

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Posted Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 9:09am
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Bethenny Frankel opens up about her marriage ending, “Marriage doesn’t come easily for me”

Bethenny Frankel announced on December 23 that she and husband Jason Hoppy were separating. The couple, who have been married three years, had previously admitted that it was their “toughest year ever”. Bethenny revealed earlier this year that they were fighting to save their marriage.

“Nothing comes easily for me,” she said back in May. “Being successful in business doesn’t come easy for me. Marriage doesn’t come easily for me. You have to fight for everything.”

Regarding her relationship with Hoppy, “Our core issues are wanting the other person to be somebody they are not,” she said. “Jason is more balanced. He doesn’t want to work 24 hours a day. He wants to play golf and go out with his friends.”

She added, “The irony is, we chose each other for who the person is – and then sometime you want it both ways.”

Although much of what the couple went through ended up on TV (“Money, family, gender roles, we just keep fighting over them,” she said. “It’s almost like a scab that you keep picking at”), she insisted that having their lives in the spotlight did not worsen the situation.

“Our issues are our issues, and I can’t say reality TV exacerbates that,” she said. “We had our issues when we were dating. We always had the struggle to accept one another.”

Their basic issue? “He feels there are so many people who have a piece of me,” she said. “The core issues are he wants me to open up to let me in, and my basic thing is, I don’t want to be in a situation where I can’t say what I feel. I have to be in a relationship where I can say what I feel even if it’s wrong – so we can work through it.”

Ideally, she said, “I just wanted to be able to say something, without him saying I am a bad person for having those feelings. What can I be, besides honest?”

In the end, emphasizing that the happiness of 2½-year-old daughter Bryn remained her chief concern, Frankel said, “I’ve often thought that if I didn’t make it work, I would end up alone and that I would never want to be married again.”

I cannot imagine a relationship surviving reality TV. I know it DOES happen, but more often than not I think TV ruins people and more specifically, relationships.

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Posted Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 11:11am
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Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy Divorcing!

‘Tis the Season…for a good, old-fashioned reality show DIVORCE!

You heard me.  You see, Bethenny Frankel and husband Jason Hoppy have called it quits after almost three years of marriage and one cute kid!

In a statement Frankel released Sunday, she says:

“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,” the statement continues. “This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us.”

News of their split comes after many months of speculation that their relationship was really rocky. Earlier this summer, the reality TV star, author and talk-show host admitted that she was fighting for her marriage, which was painstakingly documented on the royal trainwreck that was her Bravo reality show Bethenny Ever After.

A short history of the relationship? Frankel met Hoppy at a nightclub in November 2008, and they two became engaged 11 months later, and married when Frankel was seven months pregnant with their daughter, Bryn Hoppy, who is 2½.

Merry Christmas and have a happy- and legally unbinding-new year!

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Posted Monday, December 24th, 2012 at 9:09am
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Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are DONE.

Several media outlets are reporting that Bethenny Frankel and her husband, Jason Hoppy are dunzo. “She told him they are done,” a source close to the couple told In Touch. “She’s meeting with lawyers and just figuring out the next steps. It’s over.”

Adds an insider: “They’ve had their exit plan in mind for months. It’s really just a matter of when they’ll file.” Sources say that moment could be coming sooner rather than later. On Dec. 9 in NYC, a somber-looking Bethenny ran errands near the couple’s Tribeca apartment with their 2-year-old daughter, Bryn, in her arms — and without a wedding ring on her finger.

“This has been bubbling up for a year,” says a friend of Bethenny’s, whose marital ups and downs were chronicled on her Bravo reality series, Bethenny Ever After. “Over the summer they spent time apart. She lived in the Hamptons for six weeks with Bryn while Jason stayed home in New York.”

Bethenny, 42, met Jason, 41, in 2009, while filming the third season of The Real Housewives of New York and married just 16 months later. Originally, his calm, gentle demeanor complemented the reality star turned entrepreneur’s Type-A personality, but now a source says, “She’s more ambitious than he is.”

“Bethenny will never show it, but she’s devastated that it didn’t work,” says the friend of the self-proclaimed perfectionist. “She wanted it all — the career, the husband and the family.”

Still, sources agree that Bethenny and Jason both want what’s best for daughter Bryn. “Bethenny puts Bryn first and Jason is a great dad,” a friend of Bethenny’s tells In Touch. “They love that kid and will do anything to make her happy.”

A rep for Bethenny did not comment.

I don’t typically believe everything I read on these two, but it’s starting to get to the point where if there’s smoke, there’s fire. I think enough people are talking about how done they are, and I’m starting to believe them. After watching Bethenny on TV, I can’t imagine how anyone puts up with her for more than five minutes, so I’m not terribly surprised.

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Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 9:09am
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