Bethenny Frankel and husband Jason Hoppy announced their separation around Christmas, but she is wasting no time in securing a good divorce lawyer. Frankel has reportedly asked recently divorced Katie Holmes for advice on good divorce attorneys. The ‘Skinnygirl’ brand mogul is said to be seeking the same high-priced, high-profile attorney Ms. Holmes used in her divorce from Tom Cruise. Sources report that Frankel made it her mission at Andy Cohen’s Bravo holiday shindig to find Katie Holmes’ and get the scoop on the divorce lawyer she used.
An inside source said, ‘Bethenny seemed a bit drunk and made a beeline for Katie Holmes and abruptly asked her, ‘I need a good divorce lawyer, can I have yours?’ Ever the lady, Katie handled herself with grace and did eventually hand over her attorney’s information.
Frankel’s brash attitude and matter-of-fact style won her fans on the Bravo reality TV show, ‘The Real Housewives of New York.’ She went on to star in her own reality show with her soon-to-be ex-husband Jason Hoppy, ‘Bethenny Ever After’, which showed the couple’s journey from marriage to parenthood. It was clear to anyone watching that the pair was the epitome of the phrase ‘opposites attract,’ but they seemed to make it work. After just two short years of trying, however, and the pair is ready to call it quits.
Rumors began swirling about the couples marriage soon after the cameras stopped rolling. Frankel admitted to being a control-freak during therapy sessions aired on ‘Bethenny Ever After’ and friends of the couple say she had a hard time leaving her hard-nosed work ethic at work. The former chef reportedly brought a combative attitude into her marriage with easy-going partner Jason and it was a recipe for disaster.
The duo share a daughter and two and a half year old daughter Bryn. No word on how Frankel and Hoppy plan to arrange the custody agreement. However, with Frankel’s professional life in full swing as her new syndicated talk show is set to debut this year, her soon-to-be ex might have the upper hand in future custody hearings. The division of assets might be a bit less messy, as sources claim that Jason signed a pre-nupitual agreement that greatly favors Bethenny in the event of a split.
Both parties have expressed sadness over the split. Bethenny took to her Twitter saying “I am heartbroken. I am sad…We will work through this as a family.”
Two years of marriage isn’t a long time. Do you think the Hoppy-Frankel clan did their best to save their marriage?