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Bethenny Frankel

Files for Divorce

1/6/2013 2:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0105-bethenny-frankel-jason-hoppy-gettyBethenny Frankel is taking her split from Jason Hoppy to the next level ... she's filed for divorce, TMZ has learned.

According to court records in New York, Frankel began the divorce process by filing a summons for divorce -- the first step in the divorce process -- earlier this week.

Frankel and Hoppy announced their separation last month, but the Skinnygirl mogul never used the dreaded D-word ... saying at the time, "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."

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Fathers4Justice    

I trust that as a woman and as a mother Bethany Frankel will be doing what truly is in the best interest of her family and children.

In a divorce proceeding, children do not get divorced, studies by the greatest minds on planet clearly state, "Our children need both of their fit and willing parents in order to become healthy, productive adults and members of society."

Hopefully Bethany will proceed in this manner. We don't want to see Fathers4Justice protesting out in front of her house.

619 days ago
17.

chezcd    

Saw this coming. Can relate. A woman who grew up fending for herself meets a laid back Guy with solid family, but can't meet her drive or expectations ...sad, he's a good man, but sometimes it just doesn't work. Priority ..bren.

619 days ago
18.

DaveT    

Isn't she what's-her-name from that show whatcha-call-it?

619 days ago
19.

missbigshot    

She will never find a better husband. He is lucky because she is an absolute witch.

619 days ago
20.

soulofanangel    

BETHENNY FRANKEL will spin her "skin draped over aging bones" into a frenzy getting the DIVORCE so she can continue her manic "at the 14th minute" of fame life.

A PERFECT MATCH for JASON?
BETHENNY'S former assistant JULIE. She was a normal, sweet, balanced woman who had the sense to exit the BETHENNY NUT HOUSE.

Julie is also BRYN'S Godmother! Perfect ending....and that's a wrap.

619 days ago
21.

Toby Grossman    

She is selfish.Now Bryn can see her grandparents. He helped build her business by fixing the manufacturing part of it. Only a selfish woman takes a man cave from a husband to make a closet. Hope booze and money will keep you warm at night.

619 days ago
22.

Quinn    

Who cares anymore. No "celeb" stays married anymore. It would be too much like work.

619 days ago
23.

Carl    

Look out men! Skeletor is single again!

619 days ago
24.

Toby Grossman    

At least his family can see Bryn. She forgot how he helped build her empire when their was a manufacturing problem. She is so selfish, she took his man cave for a closet???? Hope the Booze and Money keep her warm at night.

619 days ago
25.

Jan    

She burns people out then "fires" them. He is just another fired person to cross her path.

619 days ago
26.

tracker    

Bethany,I am glad you are giving Jason his freedom, he's too good for you[your mother also agrees]you disrespected his parents in the worste kind of way,,they are very loving people,you are not!and yes you,for 5 years we've had to hear you whine about how damged you are..well I agree.you kicked the best thing that ever happenned to you to the curb,however at least THE GRANDPARENTS WILL NOW GET TO SEE BRYNN...JASON YOU WILL MEET A REAL WOMAN WHO IS SELFLESS IN LOVE...

619 days ago
27.

warbaby    

It's never about what you have it is what you throw away. She is a bonafide loser.

619 days ago
28.

Dreday    

She looks like she has gills for breathing.. She's ugly.

619 days ago
29.

TEAM LAMMY    

Old news

619 days ago
30.

~catty~    

Frankel has been airing her counseling sessions on her show since before her kid was around...same therapist all along who has helped her realize what HER issues were, which were many, but at least she was honest with herself and with Jason all along. He, on the other hand, did NADA to work on his problems. He rarely really listened to her, brushed off her concerns, watched her become a huge success with her booze company, and did nothing to work on their problems as a couple. I hoped they could make it work, but when it's one-sided like that, you can't blame her for filing. It's not like SHE didn't try. I'm not a huge fan, but I catch her show a lot, and that's just how it played out. Hope all the best for them, and that they remain mature about everything....i.e. refraining from dating anyone else until the divorce is final, not getting knocked up by anyone else (or not knocking someone else up) until they are divorced, not trash-talking one another to the press, not picking fist-fights with one another, etc.....UNLIKE other "celebrities" in recent days that are guilty of one or more of the above-mentioned shameful acts. Just saying...divorce doesn't mean they can't act like they once loved each other and treat one another respectfully. I really didn't mean to go on for so long, but it was tough to put the ton of thoughts that were in my brain about this into as few words as possible. Anyway, maybe these 2 can put aside their differences, and show the world how to be mature about handling their divorce. Good luck to them!

619 days ago
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