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Bethenny Frankel

Hubby Declares


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

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.



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There is no love here, at least not from Bethenny's end. Jason was what she needed while she was doing reality TV which included her healthy cooking bulls**t. Now that she is getting away from reality TV and going into the talk show biz she no longer has any use for him. Another bitch .. this world is full of them.

606 days ago


ahhh...that's normal divorce stuff so far.

606 days ago


Betheny was on real Hollywood Story E!. This is her marriage number 3 (at least) and she cheated on her first husband when she was married, with his best man, whom she subsequently married and divorced. She acts like she is so angelic and inoccent, but in reality she is a maneater, with ugly face and a filthy mouth.

606 days ago


Some of you have no idea about this couple, he did not want to divorce, she's the one doing it, he wanted to work it out but she's much too selfish and had another man already lined up. Her fame and fortune went to her head, how she still has a talk show beats me, I never saw it nor wanted to. I hope he gets primary custody, that poor child needs to be with the stable parent and that is Jason not her!

606 days ago


He deserves everything he wants, her career took off because of him. I hope he has a Great Jewish Lawyer.

606 days ago


He didn't lick the va jay jay right so now she don't want him anymore

606 days ago


Jason seems more grounded emotionally stable to raise Bryn. Bethenny has shown how unstable she is and she has alot of mommy, daddy issues from her childhood. Team Jason

606 days ago


Way to protect yourself and the well-being of your daughter, Jason. May you be victorious in handling this unfortunate situation.

606 days ago

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Good for you, Jason!!! You deserve it for putting up with her! Getting Bryn away from her so that Bryn doesn't grow up with all the self esteem problems her mother has or filthy mouth. Good luck.

606 days ago


There's totally nothing creepy and disturbing about a guy who wants to have a judge force his soon-to-be ex to name him as a benefactor in the event of her death.

606 days ago


That poor guy never stood a chance...she is neurotic with a capital N!!!

606 days ago


It's about time Jason! You've been used and you don't even realize it. Wake up!!

606 days ago


She better settle for joint custody quickly. I think a judge may give Jason custody of Bryn. Jason has all the footage of Bethenny saying she is damaged and how Bethenny acted at her own birthday party and Thanksgiving dinner. She ruined the party and the dinner with her attitude.

606 days ago


Team Jason! I hope he gets custody of Bryn.

606 days ago


Sucks for her that she made so many millions off of Skinny Girl *during* their marriage, around $10 mil. By law, he is entitled to half.
I hope he gets custody, a superficially obsessed, obvious bulimic should not be raising a daughter.

606 days ago
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