TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Bethenny Frankel

Hubby Declares

DIVORCE WAR

1/24/2013 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0124-jason-hoppy-bethenny-frankel
Bethenny Frankel
's estranged husband has made it clear ... he's not going down without a fight in divorce court, because he's gunning for exactly the same spoils Bethenny wants from him.

TMZ has learned Jason Hoppy has filed his response to Bethenny's divorce petition, in which he's requesting PRIMARY CUSTODY of the couple's 2-year-old daughter. We broke the story, Bethenny also wants primary custody.

Jason also wants child support from Bethenny -- she wants the same from him.

Jason is asking for Bethenny to foot the bill for medical and dental insurance as well as related expenses for himself and daughter Bryn. In Bethenny's legal docs she asks that Jason pay for her medical and dental bills, as well as Bryn's.

Jason wants Bethenny to maintain life insurance on herself, making both Bryn and him beneficiaries. She wants him to maintain a life insurance policy for her benefit as well as Bryn's.

And last but not least ... Jason wants "exclusive use and occupancy of the marital residence."  Surprise -- Bethenny wants that too.

Ah, one last thing. He wants her to pay for his lawyer, accountant, etc. 

This one's not gonna end nicely.

0124_BETHenny_jason_before_footer

239 COMMENTS

No Avatar
46.

Glenda     

And why shouldn't he want exactly what she wants? tit for tat that's what it seems like to me.
He's probably thinking she could screw up Bryn as much as she's screwed up and perhaps it is best Bryn live with him, she seems more stable and doesn't need a shrink to help him get over his past, because his parents seem to be loving parents as opposed to her horrible life she had growing up according to her.

603 days ago
47.

Lovejac23    

I pray the daughter is in a stable environment while these rich, shelfish pigs duke it out.

603 days ago
48.

seamus    

Selfish, selfish, selfish..I hope he wins, stupid c@*$!

603 days ago
49.

KCQT    

Why would she ask him for money?? Isn't she a multi-millionaire? She really is a skinny b*

603 days ago
50.

Lee    

Kind of hard to tell which one is the 2 year old.

603 days ago
51.

thinkfirst    

Never cared for the husband - thought he was opportunist and deliberately set her up to look bad on tv. Hope she had pre-nup as she sold her drink business (started in her kitchen) for multi-millions.

603 days ago
52.

Kathy    

GOOD FOR HIM. I HOPE HE GETS EVERYTHING HE WANTS.

603 days ago
53.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Go ahead baby, just go ahead. Arrangement or not, you should consider the blessing you had that someone was willing to accept your pitiful skinny ass and all the baggage that comes with you. You are now where you deserve to be and you will be nothing but a lonely commodity every day of your sad life. Good job on bringing your daughter up with love and security. I wouldn't even want to be in the same city when it all comes crashing down around you.

603 days ago
54.

Tuna212    

Who cares bitch is a bitch;just used him to make a baby for TV ratings.Kid is being raised by a Nanny.
Hubby is gay/bi.Watch the latter episodes,you can tell he hates her.

603 days ago
55.

Joan K    

Oh he sure deserves every cent he gets from her and I hope he gets his share. I feel sorry for that little girl if she has to stay with her crazy Mother more then with her Dad.

603 days ago
56.

Aggie69    

This girl is hell on wheels, guys stay away from her. She is the type that will have been married 5 or 6 times by the time she is 60. She is so into herself she can't see straight. Hope Jason gets custody of that little girl or in 20 years from now, little bryn will be a little Bethany. Yeek scary!

603 days ago
57.

CARIB    

I totally agree with his decision; the world does not revolve around Bethanny (which may come as a surprise to her). She is smart, funny and business savvy but the call of the reality world (the money and the additional trappings)led to the demise of this marriage in part. No pre-nup, divide earnings of both parties 50 / 50; joint custody (a child NEEDS both parents). Let the games begin!

603 days ago
58.

maria    

Team Jason

603 days ago
59.

Toilethead    

She looks old enough to be his mother.

603 days ago
60.

DC22    

I'm so glad he isn't giving up without a fight. He deserves everything after putting up with Bethenny--she was lucky to have him in the first place. For someone who grew up not having the greatest family and Jason and his parents welcomed her and treated her as one of their own. She was never happy with that, and pushed them away! It's sad. She will never find a better partner than Jason--I don't think anyone could be more patient and understanding than him! Hope this ends in his favor.

603 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web