Bethenny Frankel Files for Divorce & Keeps It Classy
Well, I guess that's that. Just about two weeks after announcing their separation, Bethenny Frankel has filed for divorce from Jason Hoppy, making the official ending to her Bethenny Ever After love story a very sad one.
Bethenny filed a summons for divorce in New York City earlier in the week, according to court records.
And while no one was really shocked after hearing the news that Bethenny and Jason are parting ways since there had been rumors of an impending split for quite some time, it's still seems like the process is moving along a bit quicker than expected.
Right after the news of the separation broke, there were reports that Bethenny and Jason were still living together in their New York City home. But then a source said that Bethenny took Bryn to Aspen over New Year's specifically to give Jason time to pack his things and move out of their pad.
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And now we have the news of the divorce filing -- so it looks like the marriage really is over -- and Bethenny is one step closer to being a single woman. (And all that happened over the course of a couple weeks. Whew.)
Love her or hate her, however, you have to admit that Bethenny is keeping things classy with how she's handled the split thus far.
She issued the following statement upon the announcement of their initial separation:
This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family. 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.
And then just yesterday, Bethenny tweeted out a thank you to her friends and fans by saying, "To those of you who are being supportive: thank you. To those of you who are judging: I totally get it."
Aww. That makes me kind of sad that she feels the need to address those who are judging her right now. (I mean, she's even being gracious to her haters, which speaks volumes about her character.)
Going through a divorce is hard enough as it is without attacks from random people who think they know you and everything about your relationship simply because they've watched you and your husband interact on TV a few times.
Bottom line -- nobody knows what really went wrong between Bethenny and Jason except Bethenny and Jason, and neither one of them should have to explain or defend their decision to go their separate ways. (Period.)
And Bethenny's exercising a hell of a lot more restraint than I would if I had people judging me in her situation.
Were you surprised to hear that Bethenny and Jason are divorcing?
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