In Touch: Bethenny Frankel & Jason Hoppy will definitely divorce in 2013

I’m not sure who will care about this (beyond my mother), but here goes: In Touch Weekly is still focusing on Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy’s marriage, and apparently there will be a divorce-bomb dropping soon. Do you have any problems believing that? From what I’ve seen, Bethenny is pretty self-centered and high-maintenance, and Jason… I don’t know, he just seems like a normal dude who got in over his head. In Touch Weekly’s cover story says that Bethenny is totally over it now and she’s already meeting with lawyers:

In Touch can exclusively reveal that Bethenny Frankel’s marriage to Jason Hoppy is over and the pair are headed for divorce. “She told him they are done,” a source close to the couple tells the new issue of In Touch, on newsstands now. “She’s meeting with lawyers and just figuring out the next steps. It’s over.”

Adds an insider: “They’ve had their exit plan in mind for months. It’s really just a matter of when they’ll file.” Sources say that moment could be coming sooner rather than later. On Dec. 9 in NYC, a somber-looking Bethenny ran errands near the couple’s Tribeca apartment with their 2-year-old daughter, Bryn, in her arms — and without a wedding ring on her finger.

“This has been bubbling up for a year,” says a friend of Bethenny’s, whose marital ups and downs were chronicled on her Bravo reality series, Bethenny Ever After. “Over the summer they spent time apart. She lived in the Hamptons for six weeks with Bryn while Jason stayed home in New York.”

Bethenny, 42, met Jason, 41, in 2009, while filming the third season of The Real Housewives of New York and married just 16 months later. Originally, his calm, gentle demeanor complemented the reality star turned entrepreneur’s Type-A personality, but now a source says, “She’s more ambitious than he is.”

“Bethenny will never show it, but she’s devastated that it didn’t work,” says the friend of the self-proclaimed perfectionist. “She wanted it all — the career, the husband and the family.”

Still, sources agree that Bethenny and Jason both want what’s best for daughter Bryn. “Bethenny puts Bryn first and Jason is a great dad,” a friend of Bethenny’s tells In Touch. “They love that kid and will do anything to make her happy.”

A rep for Bethenny did not comment.

For more details inside Bethenny and Jason’s split, the millions of dollars at stake, and daughter Bryn, pick up this week’s issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.

[From In Touch Weekly]

Just more evidence (in case you needed it) that new marriages and reality shows don’t really mix. Oh, well. I guess I’m Team Hoppy by default, because I really can’t stand Bethenny and her dumb “Skinny Girl” stuff and whenever I read her interviews, I just want her to STFU.

And in case you want to read about the second part of In Touch’s cover story – Khloe Kardashian’s marriage problems with Lamar Odom – you can go here. Apparently, Lamar has been partying a lot with other ladies. I’m actually kind of heartbroken. I really like Khloe and Lamar these days.

Photos courtesy of WENN, cover courtesy of In Touch.

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  1. Talie says:

    She was on WWHL recently, and she has changed a lot, which isn’t a total surprise due to her success…but just too phony for me now. I agree that I am more inclined to be on the side of her husband who seems way more chilled out to me. Her screech was just too much.

    • OutstandingWoldCitizen says:

      ITA. I thought it was me but she over talked Andy even more than she normally over talks people. It really got on my nerves. Arrrrgh! I used to like her and part of me still does but Jason just seemed to level headed for her.

      Remember last season when he said just b/c all of your friends are telling you you are great does not make it true. I am paraphrasing here. But that was the gist. On the surface that sounds mean but it has been understanding that relationships are not always a cake walk. They are hard work even in the best of unions. It is not always white collared stuff is can get dirty and grueling even then you have to feel like it is worth it.

      I like Jason and wish him the best if the story is true. Mind you, this story has been tossed around for a while now.

  2. Jenna says:

    Actually, I’m kind of more interested in that ‘Teen Mom’ story in the corner there. Sad but true.

  3. Tifygodess24 says:

    This is no surprise. But still to this day what gets me is how can she claim to be the original skinny girl creator when bartenders across America have been making that exact drink long before she was even legal to drink it! It still burns my ass. Lol. Maybe because I hated making those damn things on a busy bar night back in the day and I didnt make millions! Hahaha

    • garvels says:

      What is her drink? What is in it? I just wanted to know because I am always looking for low calorie tasty drinks for the Holidays.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Hi, Garvels-save your hard-earned dough and just make a vodka-soda. It’s the lowest-cal alcoholic drink and if you use flavored vodka and flavored soda with a little fruit you can make something really delicious.

      • Tifygodess24 says:

        The original is right that is one of the lowest calorie cocktails to have and it’s pretty yummy , I like to add a splash of cranberry as well. If you are looking for a skinny margarita the way she does it is tequila,fresh lime, agave syrup at one point she was adding triple sec as well ( which is in most margaritas ) but I don’t know if it’s in her btl crap. Another good way to make one is tequila, Cointreau ( triple sec) , crystal light lemonade and a splash of soda water with fresh lime or diet sprite. Super low in calories and so good! I worked in a tequila bar that my bestie owned that had over a 100 tequilas and needless to say I experimented a lot! Lol

      • garvels says:

        Thanks Tifygoddess and Original Kitten. I volunteered for an hour of bartending at our neighborhood New Year’s party so I will suggest these drinks for my calorie counting,health conscious neighbors. Happy Holidays!

  4. Kara says:

    That chick is impossible to deal with. She used to bitch about everything and anything on that show with the husband. Shrill doesn’t even begin to describe her. Meanwhile the husband just seems like a nice regular guy. I literally was squirming during some of the scenes with them and his parents. They seem like such nice people who really only wanted to spend time with their granddaughter. Bethenny couldn’t even give them that and was constantly complaining about how they were in her space and around too much. She didnt even try. I just felt bad for the husband all the time. This chick has no idea what a real family is about.

  5. Joanna says:

    love her outfit in that last picture! that would look good on me.

  6. hoya_chick says:

    She is one of those people who doesn’t know how to be or can’t be happy. When she was single she was harping about finding a good man and having a family. She was lucky enough to find someone so normal and grounded and look how terribly she treated him and his parents?

    I personally don’t find her attractive or interesting but I tried watching her show just for kicks and came away really not liking her. Poor Jason and Brynn. Also, who leaves their family for 6 weeks to go live in the Hamptons? Lol. She’ll end up alone and he will remarry a nice normal gal and it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. I am sure he is not perfect but she has some serious issues.

    I believe the other story as well. I am a huge basketball fan and I actually like the Clippers even though Lamar is out of shape and is contributing little to nothing off the bench. Perhaps he should spend more time in the gym and at home with his wife instead of partying with skanks.I haven’t seen Khloe at the games but maybe they aren’t showing her or she is working on that show she hosts, what’s it called? She seems like a ride or die chick and I do think she would look the other way at least for a while. I’ve been reading more and more of these stories about him fooling around. I wouldn’t be surprised if they split.

  7. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Oh Kaiser-this must be your charity donation for the Christmas holidays-giving this nobody some press. You are a kind soul.

    All I know about her is the stupid diet books and the crappy “skinny” products that she trots out all the time.

    All I can say is f*ck, if I’m gonna have bloody mary, it’s gonna be a REAL bloody mary, otherwise I’ll just have vodka-soda and I refuse to drink anything that starts with the word “skinny”.

  8. Sweet Dee says:

    But what was Lamar’s cruelest insult yet to Khloe? She’s the only one I like :(

  9. MJ says:

    I try not to snark on people’s appearances too much, but once or twice a year I just can’t help it. This woman has done some unfortunate things to herself… I’ll leave it at that.

  10. Becks says:

    I really used to like her, but now I can’t stand how she treats Jason and his parents. She’s so self centered and whiny!

  11. DD says:

    Good. Jason is a pig and probably gay and his parents suck.

    • Suzanne says:

      Pig? Gay? What Jason Hoppy are YOU watching? He’s a really nice guy…but I honestly think her type A personality, coupled with her huge success…has put his nose out of joint..and now he feels less significance in her life. That’s understandable. She had a really dysfunctional family life prior to Jason…and he went into the marriage knowing that. He is a sweetheart but NOBODY knows what goes on behind closed doors. I suspect he can be equally as mean spirited as she can be. I’m sorry they split. I have always enjoyed her but you have to take her in small doses or she gets like Joan Rivers..on your last nerve with the chronic belittling.

    • Chrissie Malcolm says:

      Ooooh, DD! You’re sounding a little bitter and twisted there. Were you watching another show? The only “normal” person in the relationship was Jason – “Rent-a-Screech” Frankel would be utter hell to live with.

  12. Viv says:

    I am guilty of watching her show and while I was Team Hoppy in the beginning, I felt that the more successful she became, the more Jason tried to put her down. He did admit this to the therapist and said he likes to push her buttons and that he felt emasculated by her success. This would maybe work for someone more balanced than Bethenny, but she has issues and she is honest about them. He knew she was a piece of work, but, seriously, I have girlfriends who give their husbands harder times and they do not have gazillions of dollars they want to freely share with them. IMHO she made the mistake of offering him a job at SkinnyGirl even though he made it clear he did not want to work FOR her, just WITH her. How would that have worked? She built this company. I have massive respect for husbands of successful wives who have no problems working FOR their wives’ empires. With time they usually become equal partners. Jason did not seem like he was the type to work this out. He felt emasculated and he showed it. Sometimes it’s not easy coming into crap-loads of money, but I thought that he would handle it a little better, he repeatedly told her she is “broken” to win arguments. She may be a pain and shrill but at least it seemed she was trying.

    • Suzanne says:

      Very well put Viv. I always enjoyed how willing she was to share her deepest fears and concerns with her therapist. I think they could work it out in joint therapy…but maybe they have already tried that route. I hope somehow…they remain good friends if they do end up splitting…if for no other reason than their child.

    • Chicagogurl17 says:

      Emotionally they have a very push/pull relationship. So much work. Neither can just “be”. This is how my first marriage went and it gets too easy to hit below the belt when someone pushes you into a corner or pulls you into an argument. It’s clear they don’t have set boundaries of what is/isn’t hitting below the belt which is so key. They can’t have a difficult conversation without arguing.

  13. Holden says:

    She looks really fug and old these days.

  14. Trashaddict says:

    Wow, Bethanny should not wear those shades, they make her look like Michael Jackson. She probably bought the same nose.