Bethenny Frankel & Jason Hoppy's Custody Fight Takes Surprising Turn

Bethenny FrankelAt least one battle in the epic Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy war is over. The former Real Housewives star and her ex have been battling out the future of 4-year-old daughter Bryn, and from the hair-raising details of the custody battle leaked in the press, it looked like this one was going to drag on forever. But good news!

Frankel and Hoppy have reportedly settled on a custody agreement to spare their child from being caught in a courtroom brouhaha. Thank. Goodness.


Bryn will reportedly be co-parented by her split parents in some sort of shared custody arrangement, although exactly what that means is yet to be seen (is it 50/50, 70/30 ... less, more?). 

Regardless, Frankel and Hoppy's decisions to come to an agreement rather than drag it out can't be anything but good news for a little girl who has already seen the life she knew turned upside down.

In fact, studies have shown that when parents can put aside the acrimony, children of divorce fare no worse than their peers. Even kids who experienced a whole lot of marital discord (think the vicious stories we have been hearing about the Hoppy/Frankel union) tend to bounce back once they're out of that setting.

Divorce happens. It doesn't make moms and dads monsters. But it does mean they have to put in extra work to make sure their kids always come first -- even if it means putting hurt feelings aside and coming to an agreement with someone you just can't stand.

Good for these two parents for figuring that out. We wish them nothing but luck.

How long did your custody battle drag on? Who decided to end it?


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