Bethenny Frankel’s Divorce Was Inevitable, Wasn’t It?

bethenny frankelBy now you've heard the sad news that Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are officially divorcing. While it is one of the most unsurprising celeb split-ups in history (have you seen Bethenny Ever After?), it's still a bummer. When Bethenny and Jason first got together during her Real Housewives of New York days, they were so adorable. I was really rooting for them. The calm, practical Jason seemed like the perfect match for the high-strung, neurotic Bethenny. They complemented each other. And she seemed happy with him. More happy than she's ever seemed at any other point in her reality TV career. What went wrong? What happened to the two of them? Well, for starters, seems like Bethenny chose her career over her husband.

This, of course, is all from an outsider's perspective, but Bethenny has put her entire life on TV, so I don't think weighing in is completely out of line here. Bethenny has a crazy life. Obviously. If you've seen her show, or even just Googled her name, you know that she has about 974 projects going on at all times. And although she tends to complain that things are "too much" a lot, she seems to like it this way. After all, she rarely turns down a business opportunity -- and I get that's part of business -- but where does it end? How rich do you have to be? How many magazine covers do you need to grace? And what's it all for if you have no one to enjoy it with?

I'm sure there's much more to Bethenny and Jason's divorce than we know about, but it really did seem like Bethenny ran all over the place like a whirling dervish while Jason sort of just ... sat there. I don't think that he's the saint he was originally painted to be (or maybe he changed?), due to the fact that, well, Bethenny was constantly saying he wasn't. But I mean -- what was he supposed to do? Sort of seems like any time he wasn't 100 percent on board and happy with what Bethenny was doing, it pissed Bethenny off. That's not a marriage. That's a business relationship. It was about Bethenny 99 percent of the time in their relationship -- at least it seemed that way. If they were ever going to make it, they needed to work to figure out where and how their relationship fit into things. And it doesn't really seem like they spent too much time trying to figure things out, save for that weird cruise thing they went on. And perhaps the reason for that is -- Bethenny would realize that in order to make things work, she'd have to scale back with work and didn't want to.

Like I said, Bethenny and Jason's break up wasn't surprising at all. We all saw it coming. But it's still sad. It's sad for their daughter, Brynn. It's sad for Jason. And it's sad for Bethenny, who's built an amazing empire, but won't have anyone to share it with.

What do you think of Bethenny and Jason's breakup?


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coppe... copperswifey

I think it's really sad. I know she worked so hard and wanted her marriage to work. You could see from the show though that they were having troubles. I didn't think it would match much longer. Hopefully they can still get along to raise their beautiful daughter together. :)

lulou lulou

It makes me wonder about this being so soon after a miscarriage.

sand008 sand008

Its sad for him, as for her its all about money and unfortunately money isn't everything. She's already demanding child support starting from when she filed for divorce. Selfish woman

linzemae linzemae

I don't think her having a bunch of projects is just about money. I think its about self worth. Her dad never made her feel worthy and this is her way of acceptance.

nonmember avatar Trisha

Why would it be selfish to ask for child support? If the judge gives her primary custody it is only fair that Jason pays child support, same if Jason gets primary custody Bethenny would have to pay as well, just because some don't like Bethenny and she has money doesn't mean that the judge is going to overlook all the laws that apply to child support and side with the public opinion. All I know is that I had one daughter who most likely will be my only daughter I would fight tooth and nails to have primary custody.

Miche... Michelephant

She was always a crazy workaholic.  If he stood on that alter and vowed to be with her knowing full well how she liked to live her life then he is just as much at fault as she is.  You can't go into any relationship, espiceially marriage and expect that your presence is going to make the other person change their life.

Madel... Madelaine

She is a workaholic but he knew that.

nonmember avatar LB

first of all,I don't think a woman with over 100 mil needs child support; secondly who didn't know that the marriage was doomed when she was soooo selfish that she really wanted to keep Jason's poor parents at bay. I'm a grandmother of an only child and that had to be a killer for them! At least now the grandparents will get to spend quality time with Brynn and not have to worry if they are offending that very selfish woman. I used to think Bethenny was great until i sae her treatment of them

nonmember avatar micki

Bethany YOU NEED to GROW UP and be an ADULT, you have real problems, but we all do and thats part of life, but dont pick your marbles up and leave, JASON was the best thing and Bryn is so cute, you have now single handed ruined all lives, and thats not good, MONEY does not buy happiness or family, you always talked about your family, well what goes around comes around, just toooooooo bad you could not see you had a good thing for awhile, now all gone and no ones wants someone who has had their life splashed all over the TV, Not good.

triph... triphinam

She was mean to Jason and even meaner to his parents.  I hope he gets custody of the girl so she doesn't grow up to be a neurotic so and so like her mother.  And her mother before her.

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