Bethenny and Jason during happier times.It was inevitable that Jason Hoppy and Bethenney Frankel would eventually square off in divorce court. After all, that is what happens when you can't work things out and decide to officially put your marriage to an end. It was typical, as far as these things go. Lawyers speaking on behalf of their clients, undoubtably asserting who deserves what or who was more in the wrong. But what was surpring to me is what was not actually said.
The former couple did not utter a single word to each other when they arrived, according to People Magazine. In fact, they barely glanced in each other's direction during their time in court. At one point, their attorneys hashed out details together in the hall while the exes kept far away from each other. The seemed to want nothing to do with one another.
After seeing the judge, Bethenny emerged looking as though she had been crying. The couple then went into a conference room where they finally talked one-on-one for about 40 minutes. This must be a very painful experience for them both. When you think you've found The One, you never dream it's going to end this way.
It's just so sad that this is how things turned out. It's especially weird for fans too since we were along for every moment of their courtship, proposal, wedding, and birth of their baby in Real Housewives of New York, Bethenny's Getting Married, and Bethenny Ever After. Just like most couples who are madly in love, the made promises to each other and we bought into as much as they did at the time. I am sure many fans don't understand how things went so wrong, so fast. I know people get divorced all the time, but that doesn't make anyone's story any less tragic. It's just awful to get to that point where won't even look the other person in the face.
Are you surprised how things have turned out for Bethenny and Jason?
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