After three years of marriage, Bethenny Frankel and her husband Jason Hoppy have split. Bethenny’s rep is confirming that she and Jason are separating. Rumors of divorce have been swirling the internet for weeks now, and Bethenny & Jason have confirmed to PEOPLE Magazine that the divorce rumors are true. “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,” Bethenny said in a statement Sunday.
“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,” the statement continues. “This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us.”
Bethenny also tweeted to her fans, letting them know she’s heartbroken.
The cause for the couple’s split? No one really knows for sure. All we have to go on is what has been reported. That the couple were living separate lives, that they lived a part this summer, and that Bethenny’s career took center stage in their lives. This makes me SO sad, and I will keep them in my thoughts, and respect their privacy.
UPDATE: A new report from RadarOnline says Bethenny’s therapist is the one that suggested a separation, in hopes of saving their marriage. “Bethenny was adamantly against formally separating from Jason because she viewed it as giving up on the marriage, and she just isn’t ready to do that. It was her therapist that recommended the trial separation to give the couple some breathing room, and experience life without each other on a daily basis,” a source close to the situation tells Radar. “Bethenny and Jason have been having the same arguments for a very long time, she thinks he is too critical of her, and he thinks his wife is can be a control freak. The one thing they both agree on is that their 2-year-old daughter Bryn will not be adversely affected by this break. Bethenny and Bryn will remain in the apartment and Jason can spend as much time as he wants with her. Jason is a devoted dad, and Bethenny recognizes that,” the insider added. Bethenny “will carefully evaluate what her next move will be on the state of her marriage. If Bethenny feels that it can’t be saved, she will pull the plug. However, she is hopeful that the relationship can be saved,” the source says.
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