Bethenny Frankel's Prenup May Be Her Best Business Move to Date

bethenny frankelSo far, there haven't been any rumors about the "why" of Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy's divorce. That may be because everyone already knows why they called it quits -- spend one hour watching that reality show of theirs and it's obvious that they're just on two separate pages -- but still. I'm surprised there aren't any cheating allegations or some he-said, she-said bullshit. All we know is that they're heartbroken and will do their best to co-parent Bryn.

Which got me wondering (as I'm apt to do about people I see on TV yet have never met, nor will ever meet, in my entire life) -- is it possible that Bethenny's obsessiveness over her business was the cause of trouble in her marriage but, at the same time, a source of beauty in her divorce?

It's like the perfect storm, or rather, the perfect, most elegant double-edged sword I've ever seen in my entire life. Something that ruins a marriage is the savior in divorce. What a gorgeous problem.

It was clear from watching the show that Bethenny had a great mind for business. She allegedly sold her Skinnygirl empire to Jim Bean for $120 million (or was it $8 million? who knows) and expanded her brand to include clothing, cleanses, and nutrition bars. She's even got her own talk show. To say she's busy might be an understatement, and it's easy to jump to the conclusion that Bethenny's businesses might have been prioritized over her marriage.

But all that savviness paid off in the end. The best and smartest business move Bethenny ever made was getting an iron-clad prenuptial agreement.

According to reports, the prenup states that all of Skinnygirl, every last bit of it, belongs to her, which is to say, all the money that Skinnygirl has made and will make goes straight into Bethenny's allegedly separate bank account. She knew what she was doing when she drafted that prenup, and in the end, it looks like that forethought will pay off big time.

What do you think?


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nonmember avatar Trisha

I agree, Bethenny will never regret having him sign that prenup, divorce sucks big time but watching your ex spend your hard earned money with his new bimbo sucks even more, glad that Bethenny kept her head on her shoulders and got Jason to sign that pre-nup.

Pinkmani Pinkmani

Jason knew what he was getting into. A woman who's horrible childhood affects her everyday life and with the drive to have a career in the public eye. 

nonmember avatar Indy Anna

Bethenny is a whirlwind of ideas and enegry. It takes a special man, one with his own whirlwind, to be able to follow Bethenny. She's a force which cannot be stopped from constantly coming up with new ideas. She has never said she was anything but what she is. Too bad he was jealous and couldn't handle it. He should go back to his hometown and find a girl there who is through and through boring.

HayLaura HayLaura

Bethenny is a Smart business woman, but she would have been tough to be married to. She wore the pants in that family and even though she had the prenup, I hope she gives Jason a nice Severence Package.  He put up with a lot of her BS and he did try hard to be a good husband. He even quit his job to work with her. He loses either way, because Bethenny will live in CA and he is a East Coast guy. I feel sorry for Bryn and even for the grandparents. I would be heartbroken if i couldn't see my grandchildren more than one or two weeks a year.  punching

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Skinny girl wasn't sold for $120 million. I believe it was closer to 30

MamaC... MamaCourtney617

The company is Jim BeaM though.. just sayin. 

JNLmo... JNLmomme09

I think that this was her plan all along she was made to be big time and bc of her mothers mistakes she was able to protect herself

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