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Bethenny Frankel And Husband OFFICIALLY Announce Separation!

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The rumors have plagued them for months and months, and sadly, we now know that it's true.

After three years of documenting their marriage for reality television cameras, Bethenny Frankel and her husband, Jason Hoppy, have announced that they have separated!

The former Real Housewives of New York City star said in a statement today:

"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."

And she followed up via Twitter:

Right before the holidays! So sad!

It's clear for anyone who watched these two on Bethenny Getting Married Ever After that while they deeply cared for each other, they had their differences, and it seems that ultimately, they were too much for them to overcome.

May they have all the strength and perseverance during this immensely difficult time in their personal lives.

We're thinking of you both, as well as your beautiful little girl!

Hang in there!

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77 comments to “Bethenny Frankel And Husband OFFICIALLY Announce Separation!”

  1. 1

    I'm so glad for that poor guy. It's really sort of his fault because from the very start, from the very beginning she was such a bitch. One of the most apathetic people I've ever had to watch. She doesn't have a bone of warmth, love, or commitment and focus needed to sustain a good marriage. It was all about her, her, her! isn't this like her 3rd marriage? She's one of the most selfish people on tv, her, Adrienne Maloof and Kim Kard.

  2. 2

    What a relief for Jason; getting rid of that self-absorbed psychopath is the smartest thing he's ever done in his life…..marrying her was the stupidest thing he's ever done…

  3. 3

    I just have to add a little more…who in their right mind would date someone like her, who is so self-focused. The writing was on the wall the entire time he was dating her. Even when he asked her to move in with him she was all manipulative and acting like she wasn't in total control of the situation, and he was so blind not to see how difficult she is as a person. I don't know where she gets the gull, because she is one ugly little troll. Good luck on finding someone new. Luck with that.

  4. 4

    That's really sad! When one half of a couple had a rough childhood, it can be extremely healing to marry a normal well adjusted person. But maybe she doesn't want to heal.

  5. Lacy says – reply to this


    Wow. You people are just mean. The demise of any marriage is so sad, especially with kids involved. All of the promise of future lives together is gone. No one is perfect, and Jason acted like a jerk many times too. They both did. They are human people with two very different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives on life. It simply didn't work. Quit with the name calling and negativity. Maybe if you examined your own lives as much as you do Bethenny's, you would have less time to spend on here making yourselves look like (a)pathetic jerks.

  6. 6

    Im so happy for him, he might actually smile…what was he thinking marrying a girl like that?
    That woman is so self absorbed…me me me me.

  7. Indy Anna says – reply to this


    I hardily disagree with both of you. First of all, this Bethenny's first marriage, get that straight. Neither of you seem to see what is before your eyes. Have some compassion. Bethenny's childhood was a disaster and she was partilly raised by a mother who didn't want her and an absent father. So now, she marries a real momma's boy, who wants to go back home at least twice a month. Jason should have married a hometown girl. He's not man enough for high energied Bethenny. He tried to fill the emptiness left by the death of his brother for his parents and could not do it. He laid a lot of his personal problems at Bethenny's doorstep, resulting in her seeing a therapist. He was also jealous of Bethenny's success,, even saying so on TV. He, by far, was not the perfect husband you two think he was. Bethenny is meant to be an entrepreneur, it's in her blood. Afterall, her birth father was one of the world's most famous race horse trainers. I wish her well and much luck in her future. She deserves all good things.

  8. 8

    I love Bethenny! Re: pollopicu – Jason was attracted to her because she's beautiful and smart. But maybe her problems overwhelmed him. Sad for their daughter, hope they raise her with dignity.

  9. 9

    Re: Indy Anna – Um, idiot? she has been married before and LIED about it because she doesn't want anyone to know! Google it.

    Peter Sussman (1996; divorced)

  10. Indy Anna says – reply to this


    Re: Lacy – Thank you Lacey. It seems like the hounds are out today. What a mean spirited bunch. I can only imagine that their love lives are so good? NOT Remember what Thumper said, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say nuttin at all".

  11. 11

    How is she heart-broken? like this is news to her or something…? I don't get that part because she's the one who tore the marriage to shreds… I don't get it. I think she was trying to be sarcastic when she said she is "heart-broken". I laughed pretty loud when I read that.

  12. 12

    Wow, Polopicu really hates you Bethenny.

  13. 13

    Yeah, Jason will cry the whole way to the bank, hope she had a good prenup! I thought he was incredibly irritating. Bethenny is what she is, you can't not know her flaws if you watched Housewives, and he was always trying to change her and throw her flaws in her face. Who need that? Remember that birthday party, where he did everything in the world she said she hated? The party wasn't for her, it was for him. And the in-laws were just creepy. She should be happy to move on!

  14. Indy Anna says – reply to this


    Re: pollopicu – And you were there and witness to the end of the marriage, smart ass? Get a life and GO TO SLEEP. (remember that line?) Boy, you really hate someome who is beautiful and talanted don't you.

  15. Indy Andy says – reply to this


    Re: pollopicu – Whoa pollopicu, do you have a life? Then go live it. Seems you are living your life through Jason Hoppy. Did he drop you or something?

  16. 16

    Re: Lacy – Youre beautiful….

  17. 17

    Re: pollopicu – Bethenny never lied about her previous marriage, she mentioned it on RHONYC and in her therapy sessions in Bethenny Ever After.

  18. Indy Anna says – reply to this


    Re: Snow Glow – Yes, she did and I forgot it because it was BEFORE. Thank you for being a kind and decent person.

  19. mw says – reply to this


    Re: Indy Anna – ALL GOOD POINTS!!!

  20. gwen01 says – reply to this


    I know it won't seem like it right now as Jason watches Bethanny claw her way up the ladder (and I might add it is not a place at the top where she will stay) but non the less, she will appear to carry on like a Kardashian, ppl can't stand her but she doesn't either care or realize, (much like Kim)..but Jason, you getting away from that woman is probably the best thing that will ever happen to you. God, all this skank talked about was find love and getting married and her ageing eggs so she finally finds a good man and abuses him. Run Jason and take that kid with you. bethany has so many mental issues a person cannot even keep track of them all. You have sufficient evidence from Bethany's own mouth about how messed up she is so get custody and again, run.

  21. gwen01 says – reply to this


    Re: Indy Anna – bethany is a messed up sociopath who has for years shared with the public how crazy she is…so thanks whack job, maybe Jason will have a better chance of getting custody because you are crazy. Oh and if he leaves with a boat load of money, good for him because living and putting up with beth should come with a price.

  22. 22

    he appears normal lets hope he finds someone normal reality is woman get old then the 'problems ' arnt cute anymore MOVE ON

  23. 23

    congratulations Jason on your escape. jason knew his days were numbered when bethany got her talk show, he probably knew once the reality show is gone so was he. i once liked bethany but i'm totally team beathany mom, jason and jill. I won't be buying skinny girl or watching that talk show. good luck Jason, you're a doll, way to good for her.

  24. Tiff says – reply to this


    New tv show? "Bethenny Getting Divorced".

  25. 25

    congratulations Jason RUN! take brenn with you. she has moved on and that means everyone under the bus.

  26. 26

    I am not saying it is Bethany's fault but she has never had a lasting relationship with anyone. Her terms. I hope he gets the kid, not to be mean to Bethany, but growing up with a critical perfectionist mother, or being raised by wolves….I would choose wolves.

  27. 27

    This is for the Mariah Carey Article below this one…

    What a FAT COW; she looks like she's a stuffed turkey ready to go in the oven…

  28. 28

    OH GOODNESS! He finally escaped! now he can go be happy and be true to himself, get a boyfriend and live a happy gay life. She's absolutely dreadful, i hope he gets half or at least 1/4 of her money….he'll be set for life.

  29. 29

    Nooooooooooooo I WAS so hoping these two would fight and work and stay together!! I want Bethenny to have her husband, career, and a child. She deserves it. :( Nothing seems to last these days.

  30. 30

    Team Bethenny! Although Jason seems like a nice guy, SHE is interesting, SHE is smart, SHE is witty. She is also a kick-ass business woman, and made a fortune on Skinny Girl. There aren't any other women in the "booze business" so she is smart and tough. I admire her! Sorry it didn't work out, but she's no villain. Hope they can keep things on an even keel for Bryn. Bigger loss for Jason, IMO.

  31. 31

    Re: pollopicu – til I saw the draft ov $9615, I be certain …that…my friend had been really bringing in money in their spare time on their computer.. there uncles cousin started doing this 4 only about 15 months and by now cleard the debts on their condo and got a gorgeous Land Rover Range Rover. this is where I went, Ask22.ℂom

  32. Terri says – reply to this


    I'd like to be sympathetic but I'm not…she's a train wreck…I know I know..she was always saying that everybody thinks Jason is SO PERFECT…and I'm sure he's not..but did it ever occur to her that there's more to him than SHE sees?

    And married two years and saying "WE TRIED SO HARD"..REALLY? You're kidding me right?

    Bethanny, you could have backed off…You could have said you had enough, I mean, did you need THAT home??? Couldn't you have spent just a little less and then devoted more time to your huband…look what you've taken from Bren. You have NO IDEA what you've done to her life…I'm sure years from now she'd tell you that she'd rather have lived in a 1 bedroom tiny apartment and had her dad…than to have you work your relationship - and your husband - into the ground.

    WHY couldn't you have spent a holiday with his parents? Was it that big of a deal? Sure, things aren't great..but we all struggle through NOT GREAT…Now you're just another train wreck…I don't think you get that YOU wasn't just YOU..it was HIM and YOU and BREN…that's what people loved. Your ego got in your way..and it SURE got in his…When did you have sex last? Yeah, that's what I thought….

  33. Terri says – reply to this


    Re: pollopicu – THIs is NOT her first marriage….

  34. Terri says – reply to this


    JASON…call me! :-)

  35. 35

    Re: Indy Andy – yes, living my life to the fullest rocks.

    Bethany doesn't give a shit about him, or her fans, YOU. So fuck off and YOU get a life.

  36. 36

    Weird. Having a baby seems to have doomed, rather than enhanced, their relationship. Golly, that never happens.

  37. Indy Anna says – reply to this


    Re: pollopicu
    Good night sweet pollopicu, have a Merry Christmas. You are such a nice girl you really deserve it.

  38. LoriC says – reply to this


    He deserves a woman that is in it for love and for family FIRST and FOREVER. And he'll get it in time.

  39. 39

    He deserves someone sweet. She was way too brash, harsh, and vulgar for him.

  40. 40

    Re: pollopicu – Hey- he picked her! And as for men wanting sweet women, that's the oldest myth in existence! Men are drawn to power, just as women are. A strong bitch will find a husband faster than a sweet girl, it's been proven time and time again!

  41. CGsportsmom3 says – reply to this


    Re: Indy Anna – I totally agree!

  42. 42

    Indy Anna-
    You're beginning to look a a member of a PR team.

  43. 43

    Re: Pray the Gay Away… – no way!!! jason just gave up the best thing that ever happened to him….. geez!

  44. Jan says – reply to this


    A 40 yr old woman that uses her childhood as an excuse to behave badly is not wife material. Jason has survivor guilt and is always trying to be 2 sons to his parents after the death of his brother. Until they resolve these issues, they should not attempt another serious relationship. 2 birds with broken wings cannot help each other fly. The only good to come from this relationship was a beautiful daughter.

  45. Jan says – reply to this


    Re: Indy Anna – This was Bethenny's 2nd marriage. I agree about Jason have survivor guilt about his brother. I thought it was creepy to talk about his dead brother during the wedding.

  46. Jan says – reply to this


    Re: pollopicu – Bethenny announced this on Dec. 23 because Santa Clause is getting more attention this week than Bethenny.

  47. 47

    Oh no! Two completely fucking vapid narcissists faces will be plastered all over the tabloids for the next few weeks.. I'm sure they're devastated. Fucking animals.

  48. julie prescott says – reply to this


    well, not a big surprise. She would be tough for anyone! Jason is a sweetheart and took a lot from her. Their daughter is beautiful and hopefully the coparenting will work. Her personality is so cold! Too much baggage in her life and even with her "sessions" she thought she knew more than the therapist! Always interrupting and throwing in her two sense and it made NO sense, haha. Wish Jason all the luck in the world and well, Bethany, you need to really take a good look at yourself. You are a controllng bitch!

  49. Pia says – reply to this


    Bethenny is a self absorbed narcissist who treated Jason and his parents like crap. She is simply a loud mouthed, obnoxious, fame whore who struck it rich. I am so sick of young girls idolozing her, she may have redeeming qualities like tenacity,- but her heart shone through seeing how she treated Jason and his parents. She is highly neurotic. I wish Jason to find a beautiful, grounded woman who has substance and a warm, kind heart.

  50. Pia says – reply to this


    Re: pollopicu – TOTALLY AGREE!!! BETHANNY FRANKEL = ME, ME, ME. Awful.

  51. me says – reply to this


    Re: lacroix – AGREED

  52. me says – reply to this


    Re: Indy Anna – It hardly makes someone a mama's boy wanting to see their parents 2 x a month. You sound like a cold hearted narcisscist. Jason is a man - he was her biggest support. You are brain washed and a celeb effer.

  53. Clare says – reply to this


    Re: Alisonisha – You sound wacky. The in laws are super nice people, I know people that know them. They are kind, people with a lot of substance.

  54. suzie Q says – reply to this


    never saw them as a real match from the beginning. especially when it came to his family, he never cut the apron strings and did not stick up for her to the point of bringing her to tears to please his mom. Who does that? grow up. he is too controlling and NOT good looking either, or interesting He's a F'n bean counter for crying out loud. BORING.

  55. suzie Q says – reply to this


    I too agree HE should have married a small town girl, sounds like he went thru them all already. He's no prize but a bore. They should not have married just because she got pregnant. Knew it would end up this way, think he was looking for a fat paycheck from the beginning. I too found him really annoying not to mention controlling and lazy.

  56. sexsai says – reply to this


    and now your daughters life will be ruined, growing up in a broken home. great job bethenny. youre a fucking pig asshole

  57. 57

    before I looked at the draft saying $4505, I have faith that my sister was realie taking home money in their spare time on their apple laptop.. there neighbour had bean doing this 4 less than thirteen months and at present cleared the dept on there mini mansion and bought a brand new Bugatti Veyron. this is where I went, jump14.com

  58. anuk says – reply to this


    Well she is a difficult person in general. It's not surprising she can't hold on to a man. I bet he put up with a lot of crap from her. She used him to appear like she is something she is not.

  59. Allison says – reply to this


    Its a wonder it lasted this long because Jason began to treat her badly after they got married. I don't think he can deal with her success. But he knew darn well what he was getting into and that she was no way that small town Pa girl the he should have married if all he wanted to do with life is go to mom and dads. That is all there is to do in those small towns –hang out with family and fight with family.and try to figure out where to vacation.Very droll.

    Successful women should never marry it seldom works simply because the man expects you to give up too much and most often women do only to divorce after 20 years of giving their lives up for men. Read these post and most always blame the women. When in reality men get so macho they too often want a doormat.

  60. Allison says – reply to this


    Re: Jan – I agree Jason has survivor guilt and I believe its why after he married then he changed and wanted her to always go to the parents house. With Beths family background the last thing she needed was Jason dumping his survivors guilt on her.

  61. 61

    Yay for Jason. get custody of that baby too.
    Bethenney is a constant complainer, nag & all around negative unhappy person. I ams o tired of hearing her useless drivel about her sad (better then a lot of people's though) childhood. You are 42 years old lady, get over yourself already.
    I hope her awful show gets canceled too. She is the worst interviewer EVER!!!

  62. 62

    He is soooo better off without her! If anyone treated my son that way I don't know what I would do, especially on tv. She's a real piece of work and this is what people look up to. People are so f***ed up!

  63. 63

    Re: Lacy – the funny thing is that when you watch people like this you do look at your on lives and learn from them. Hell, I learned that there was a time or 2 that I sounded like Kate Gosslin when yelling at Jon. THAT STOPPED INSTANTLY!!!

  64. 64

    In season 1 of RHONY she was such a needy and desperate bitch. practically begging her man at the time to marry her but he clearly wasnt all that into her. She must be very hard work to live with.

  65. Michele says – reply to this


    I love Bethenny she is real! She says it like it is. Jason to me was tagging along, he didn't want to step up he just wanted to go for the ride with her and have his cake and eat it to with his Mom and Dad. It was like he had a hard time cutting the coard from his folks and I think that played some of the problems here.
    And then when he would tell Bethenny she was "Damaged" was way uncool. I too came from a rough childhood and I can tell you to hear those words SUCK especially when its from your own Husband just isn't cool.
    I feel bad I do, but I think it is for the best.

  66. happyrockafellah says – reply to this


    Re: Lasqueesha – she's rich bitch and you're not! i'd love to ride jason's HUGE COCK MEAT THOUGH!!

  67. happyrockafellah says – reply to this


    Re: suzie Q – he is a prize. he has a giant COCK!!!

  68. Indy Anna says – reply to this


    Re: me – Classy…..truly classy.

  69. Indy Anna says – reply to this


    Re: happyrockafellah – Good God, what filth are you? Do you talk to your mother and grandmother like that.

  70. 70

    I can't believe some peoples dumbass comments, that he deserves what he got because he should've known he was marrying a bitch. Like seriously, this is why guys treat girls like shit. Why should he be condemned for having faith that a person isn't an evil selfish hag whore.

  71. 71

    I can't believe there are people like pollopicu who get so heated over other peoples relationships. Do you wish you had one pollopicu? I know, it's lonley. Go ahead let itout, release that anger.

  72. CrewMom says – reply to this


    Why is anyone surprised when relationships that are put into the spotlight fail? Sorry to say, but I am THAT jaded to think that this just might be a publicity stunt to get Bethenny's name front and center in the spotlight again.

    If this isn't the case then for goodness sake, Bethenny, stay home, enjoy being a mom for a while and stay off of tv. A talk show will always be there - men like Jason don't come along very often. I know what I'm talking about here: my hubby of 24 years could be Jason's brother - a smart, together guy who sees through and doesn't have time for superficial nonsense. Jason always came across as one of the good guys - he met and married you before your Skinny Girl deal. My grandmother's advice to my mother when she started dating was to pay attention to how a man treats his wife and sisters, because if he is loving and considerate towards them, then he'll treat his wife the same way.

    Yes, we can have it all, but just not all at once. Something always has to give, and it always does. That's just the way life works.

  73. True says – reply to this


    She is the biggest B*tch. Gawwd she was a complete psycho. Mental institution. I feel sorry for her daughter.
    Good for him!! He will find someone that will love him and be nice to him.

  74. MommyMoon says – reply to this


    It is sad to think that someone a wonderful as Jason had to have a first marriage with someone like Bethanny. He put up with more than most men would have . I love his parents also. Don't let this destroy you Jason. Don't give this mentally ill woman another chance. She is not capable of true love.

  75. MommyMoon says – reply to this


    Re: pollopicu – Your correct, she was married before.
    Bethanny did have a nasty upbringing which has affected her ability to have a relationship. I think he should get the baby to raise so she isn't raised by a nutcase mother.

  76. antfitz says – reply to this


    I think it's very sad. the only one who would be happy would be Jill.

  77. antfitz says – reply to this


    Re: pollopicu
    You need to get a life! you have way too many entries on here.