Are Bethenny Frankel & Jason Hoppy In A $100 Million Divorce Battle?

Wed, May 23, 2012 1:15am EST by 18 Comments
Jason Hoppy and Bethenny Frankel Divorce

A new report claims Bethenny & Jason’s marriage has become so strained that the two are considering divorce!

After months of non-stop arguing — their fights have been documented on Bravo’s Bethenny Ever After — reality couple Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are reportedly calling it quits. Though it’s always heartbreaking when a couple separates, especially when young children are involved, news of the split isn’t all that surprising for fans of the series.

Throughout the season, the pair has argued about everything from business to birthdays to sex, and even sought professional help (aboard a boat nonetheless) to combat their issues. “We’re off course,” Bethenny revealed in a recent episode. “That’s what we’re doing in our lives: we keep having the same argument over and over again.”

Despite intensive therapy and romantic Mexican vacations, the couple couldn’t seem to overcome their problems. “They are going to get a divorce,” a source told Star. “She has been preparing for this for a while. It’s imminent.”

Both parties recently met with divorce lawyers to get the process underway. Though official papers have yet to be signed, Bethenny has already been spotted canoodling with her Skinnygirl business partner, Matt Hesse. The two were seen holding hands at Philippe Chow‘s NYC restaurant in February looking more like a couple than work associates.

“They walked through the restaurant with his chest pressed up against her back, and she leaned back and he whispered in her ear,” revealed a source. “Then they went up the stairs to a private dining area together, literally with their arms wrapped around each other.”

Although Bethenny has openly admitted to having marital problems, she never hinted that a third party could be the cause. “Jason has said that when he is ready to officially file for divorce, he is ready to call Bethenny out on her infidelity and name Matt in the papers,” admitted an insider.

If the pair decides to go through with the divorce, the Skinnygirl creator could stand to lose millions. “He stands to get quite a bit,” explains NYC divorce attorney Danielle Petitti, noting that infidelity will play no factor in the division of assets.

According to Forbes, Bethenny earned $55 million dollars from May 2010 to May 2011 and inked a deal with Fortune Brands’ Beam Global in 2011 for over $100 million. The pair also purchased and gut-renovated a $5 million dollar condo in NYC’s trendy Tribeca neighborhood just last year.

“New York is an equitable distribution state meaning that anything obtained from the date of the marriage to the date someone files for divorce is presumed marital property,” says Danielle. “If Skinnygirl was her pre-marital property, Bethenny can claim that it is not marital in and of itself, but Jason will probably claim that he contributed to its growth and appreciation during the marriage.”

Due to the discrepancy between their incomes, which interestingly, was a large source of contention on the show, Jason also stands to profit from spousal support. “The amount of spousal support one receives is based on a formula, but assuming Jason earned $100,000 dollars per year and Bethenny earned $500,000, Jason could receive over $10,000 per month,” Danielle added.

“He feels absolutely entitled to half of her fortune,” echoed the insider. “He feels betrayed and doesn’t care about Bethenny’s financial fallout once he gets what he wants. It’s all karma.”

For sweet little Bryn‘s sake, let’s hope the two can part amicably.

Are YOU surprised that Bethenny and Jason are getting a divorce?

[Star Magazine]

Jennifer Kamm

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VICTORIA

Posted at 11:19 PM on December 26, 2012  

HELLO BETHENY.. I FEEL YOU AND JASON ARE NOT FRIENDS AND YOU BOTH ARGUE ALL THE DARN TIME, WOW… I FEEL YOU DONT CARE FOR HIS PARENTS AND THEY ARE DEAR AND THEY TRIED TO LOVE YOU WITH THEIR HEARTS. JUST NOT WORKING OUT AT ALL..I UNDERSTAND YOU HATE BIRTHDAYS BUT YOU WERE SO RUDE CONCERING THE PARTY HE THREW FOR YOU, VERY STRANGE. ITS CALLED ACTING BETHENY SO NOT TO HURT YOUR MAN HEART AND I FEEL THAT REALLY HURT JASON.. I DONT CARE FOR JASON FOR HE GETS MAD REALLY EASY AND AGAIN YOU TWO DO NOT GET ALONG WELL AT ALL, AT ALL..YOU NOW HAVE A CHILD AND YOU BOTH CAN SHARE HER BUT DO NOT LIVE TOGETHER FOR FUSSING AROUND YOUR CHILD IS NOT COOL.. GROSS REALLY.. WE ALL DO IT AT TIMES BUT YOU GUYS ARE INTO IT ALLLLLLLLLL THE TIME.. PITIFUL.. I WANT TO SAY THIS ALSO.. JILL THE RED HEADED JEW LADY, I REALLY DID LIKE HER BUT SHE WAS PLUM EVIL MEAN TOWARDS YOU BETHENY, AND OL LU ANN WAS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT TOO.. I HATE THAT SHOW WITH MY HEART, HOUSE WIFES OF NEW YORK CITY.. WHAT A HOT MESS THAT WAS…I LOVE RAMONA THE BEST SHE IS REALLLLLLLLL. I CANT STAND AVIVA, DEAR LAWDY ME SHE IS MEAN SPIRITED, UGH TO LOOK AT AND HER DADDY IS GROSS, DIRTY OLD MAN.. HATE THOSE TWO PEOPLE.. SAD OF ME.. CANT STAND THEM.. NASTY PEOPLE, THEY DONT PLAY FAIR…I STOP WATCHING THE SHOW WHEN SHE CAME ON FOR SHE THINKS SHE IS PERFECT AND MY LEG MY LEG MY LEG, GET OVER IT AVIVA BUT IT DOES NOT GIVE HER THE RIGHT TO BOSS AND TRY TO CONTROL EVERYONE… I HOPE THEY THROW HER OFF THE SHOW, YOUR FIRED. YESSS.
ANYHOW I HATE YOU AND JASON ARE NOT FRIENDS AND MAYBE BETHENY YOU SHOULD NOT GET MARRIED, YOUR A STRONG WILL SPIRIT.. SO ENJOY YOUR CHILD AND WALK ON. JASON NEEDS SOMEONE TO LOVE HIS PARENTS AND LIVE DOWN THE STREET FROM HIS PARENTS AND HIS BEST FRIENDS, HOME TOWN.. THAT IS COOL… NOT FOR YOU BETHENY.. SO YOU TWO CAN GET HELP OR DIVORCE AND MOVE ON, LIFE IS SHORT AND THERE IS A GOD AND HIS SON JESUS AND JESUS WILL BE BACK AGAIN, SO TEACH YOUR CHILD OF GOD AND JESUS AND NATURE… JUST BECAUSE YOU WERE RAISED BADLY DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE TO ACT BADLY NOW, THAT WAS SO IN YOUR PAST, NOT NOW SO GET PAST ALL THAT MESS WITH YOUR MAMA.. HOW YOU TREAT YOUR MAMA IS HOW YOUR CHILD WILL TREAT YOU!!! GOD BLESS YOU BETHENY AND JASON AND YOUR FAMILY… (DOG TOO) GOD BLESS YOU ALL..

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mlp

Posted at 1:21 AM on December 25, 2012  

I am SOOOOOOOOOO relieved about this!!!!!!!!!!! Jason deserves soooooooooo much better than the big headed Betheny he got after all was said and done. Lieterally BIG HEAD and MUMPS JAW YICK she is gro-tescular I LOVE that little BRYN looks JUST LIKE JASON THANK U GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! She has to look at that little girl and see her soon to be ex’s mirror I F”ING LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! She treated Jason’s parents like $hit and they already LOST their other son Jason’s brother. That B had the balls to still be a total ahole to his parents every time they tried so hard to just be there. I cannot wait for Jason to find a good chic with a BRAIN and his parents get treated like they should WITH RESEPECT!!!!!!!!! She might have a ton of money but she will NEVER HAVE LOVE AND HONOR like JASON does!!!!! NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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jeanne dryver

Posted at 5:20 PM on June 6, 2012  

and prosper. You have done it together and you must continue together. You compliment each. You couldn’t find a better match if God came down from heaven and guided you him/herself. Love you as a family . God Bless. Jeanne your forever fan. looking forward to June 11!!!

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mary

Posted at 10:32 AM on June 1, 2012  

The divorce is not a surprise, but i’m surprised its so soon. I gave it 5 yrs.

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coupons

Posted at 9:09 AM on May 31, 2012  

It is appropriate time to make a few plans for the longer term and it is time to be happy. I have read this submit and if I could I want to recommend you some interesting issues or advice. Maybe you could write subsequent articles regarding this article. I desire to learn more issues about it!

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voyance medium

Posted at 6:53 PM on May 30, 2012  

Excellent issues altogether, you just gained a new reader. What might you recommend about your put up that you made a few days in the past? Any sure?

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kate

Posted at 4:41 PM on May 24, 2012  

I can’t stand her, I think all she wants is the spotlight & to make money off of other people’s ideas. She’s copying Spanx, and those Margarita mixes are full of sugar. I;m not surprised at all, she emasculates Jason everyday…

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Lou

Posted at 7:53 AM on May 24, 2012  

I hope this isn’t true. I had read she was not continuing to film Bethenny Ever After, in part due to the strain it was putting on her marraige. I hope that this is true so that it will really give them time to work out their problems in private.

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Kathleen

Posted at 10:49 PM on May 23, 2012  

I hope this is information is not true, especially the infidelity rumor!

This couple has been through so much in their short married life. Getting married quickly, moving, a newborn, building a business, her father dies, buying a home, running a business, renovating a home, parenting a toddler, in- laws, displaying their life on reality tv. The typical person does not usually deal with this much life stress at once, so maybe the rumor is true. Maybe their love was not strong enough to cope. So sad…….

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densie smith

Posted at 7:20 PM on May 23, 2012  

If she divorces Jason i will not watch her new sow that Ellen is sponosring. She has turned hard and nasty since leaving real housewives of New York.

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Suzyq

Posted at 3:03 PM on May 23, 2012  

Number 1 – He signed a prenup
Number 2 – I call BS. I don’t think it’s true.

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Maggie

Posted at 2:31 PM on May 23, 2012  

Bethenny want are you trying to do? Are you trying to destroy that little girl. Do want her as damage as you say you are. Because if thats it, your doing a great job. Jason we all knew she was going to be hard to live with but your catholic make it work, unless she doesn’t want it and then you deserve better.God Bless.

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dotty

Posted at 1:53 PM on May 23, 2012  

She used him to have a kid…

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Mia

Posted at 1:36 PM on May 23, 2012  

Just as Bethenny called it, some gossip rags would make any rumor true by publishing it as facts , I call this BS,

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mominva

Posted at 7:16 PM on May 23, 2012  

“Mo money mo probems” Bethenny Frankel

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Linda

Posted at 1:34 PM on May 23, 2012  

Theyare not getting adivorce, thisis just as false as the claim that he moved out of their apartment, geessshhh

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jenirow

Posted at 1:20 PM on May 23, 2012  

They were married such a short time I hardly think half would be fair, but he did help her put together the deal with Jim Beam so he does deserve something. I doubt that either one of them will do anything crazy, he seems to be a down to earth, if insecure, guy even if the marriage fails. I would bet on Bethenny to be fair about money if they do divorce.

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Kat

Posted at 1:11 PM on May 23, 2012  

He signed a prenup. Star Magazine, really????? Didn’t know they were such a reputable source. Another example of how someone can just make something up, put it on the internet and other entities regurgitate it as fact.

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