Apparently, Jason Hoppy isn't just refusing to take his wedding ring off, he's refusing to get out of "Bethenny Frankel's" apartment. Why the quotes? Well, see, technically, the balls-to-the-wall Tribeca loft we all saw Bethenny roller skating around in before it was furnished is in her former assistant's name: Molly Hayden. Hayden obviously doesn't own the $5 million apartment (unless Bethenny pays really well), which prompts speculation that Bethenny owns the apartment outright. Nothing shady there at all. And just a regular boss-employee relationship. You know.
But anyway, Jason. Why's he still living there?
Under New York law, Jason can't be kicked out or "evicted" from the apartment based on the fact that there's "no significant abuse or violence". But the reason he's not budging is because, according to friends, he wants a custody agreement to be reached regarding their 2-year-old daughter Bryn before he goes anywhere.
This whole thing is just sad already. And while Bethenny's cool and all, it's hard not to feel bad for Jason here. It seems like he's desperately holding on to his former life. The ring, the house. Dude doesn't want change. One could even surmise that the divorce is 100 percent Bethenny, and he wants no part of it.
I wish these two gave it more of a shot -- if not for them, for their daughter. Two years isn't enough time to get pregnant, get married, grow a business, and really work on your marriage. And if I've said it once, I'll say it again: Doesn't seem like these two (particularly Bethenny) ever made their relationship a high priority.
Hopefully, a custody agreement will be reached that satisfies both Bethenny and Jason. But most importantly, hopefully, it satisfies Bryn. It'd be a shame if her parents' resentment toward one another would end up affecting her.
What do you think of Jason still living in "Bethenny's" apartment?
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