Most people weren’t surprised by Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy announcing their split on December 23rd, 2012. However, the timing of the announcement of their separation had most confused, and wondered why they decided to make the announcement the day before Christmas Eve? Now RadarOnline has new insight into why the couple couldn’t wait any longer to make their split public knowledge.
On Sunday, Bethenny Frankel released an official statement saying, “It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating.Â This was an extremely difficult decision that as a womanÂ and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family.Â 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.”
As we previously reported, Bethenny’s therapist, Dr. Amador, is the one that suggested a trial separation for the couple, in hopes their marriage could be saved. Now, an insider is giving Radar information on what exactly happened.Â “Bethenny and Jason have been over for some time now,” the source tells Radar. “For all intents and purposes they have been living separate lives since before Thanksgiving.
“Neither one wanted to pull the trigger though as neither Bethenny nor Jason was willing to make it official. They both love their daughter so much, and despite their many, many problems they still do ultimately love each other.”
“However, once Bethenny had made her mind up that they were going to officially split she felt she had to make the announcement immediately. Jason wanted to wait till after the holidays were over but Bethenny insisted that she could not carry on the charade of pretending to be a happy couple any longer, especially not in front of their closest friends and family,” the source shares.Â “Basically, in the end Bethenny decided, no more secrets and lies – let’s get it out in the open, for better or for worse.”
Despite their martial problems, Bethenny and Jason are focused on building a friendship for their daughter, Bryn.Â “Bethenny and Jason intend to spend Christmas together with Bryn,” the source says. “They want her to know they both love her with all their heart and that she is the most important thing in their lives.Â And, I truly don’t think it is over yet between Bethenny and Jason. There is so much emotion and passion there still, I would not be surprised to see them get back together for another try in the new year once they’ve had some breathing space and the dust has settled,” the insider added.
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