Bethenny Frankel and Husband Jason Hoppy Split Confirmed
Bethenny Frankel has confirmed that she has split from husband Jason Hoppy, after months of rumors their marriage was in trouble.
The 42-year-old television personality said on Sunday that their split brings her “great sadness”.
Bethenny Frankel said in a statement, “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.”
Frankel and Hoppy tied the knot in 2010 and have a daughter, Bryn, who was born that same year.
The couple’s courtship and marriage were both shown on television on two reality shows, “Bethenny Getting Married?” and “Bethenny Ever After…”.
Frankel has spoken publicly about marital problems with Jason, saying things hit rock bottom during their second year of marriage.
She told People magazine, “It doesn’t come easy for us. Sometimes you feel like, ‘Oh God, are we going to make it?’”
Bethenny rose to fame on the reality show “The Real Housewives of New York City”.
She has written four books, a fitness video, and a cocktail line called Skinnygirl.
The reality star also has her own talk show entitled “Bethenny”, that will air nationally on Fox stations in 2013.