Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy have officially called it quits.
After two years and a child together, the couple has decided to end their marriage. Frankel told The Associated Press that the separation has brought her “great sadness.”
“This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family,” the 42-year-old reality TV star said. “We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter who is and will always remain our first priority. This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us.”
Rumors surrounding the divorce said that Hoppy felt Frankel was putting her career before their marriage. Hoppy apparently didn’t like living in Los Angeles and wanted to stay in New York, but Frankel’s talk show contract required her to film in the City of Angels.
Frankel and Hoppy married in 2010 and had their daughter, Bryn, that same year. Their relationship was documented in Bethenny Getting Married? and Bethenny Ever After. Prior to getting her own series, Frankel was an original cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Since her Bravo days, Frankel has written five books and released a fitness video. She also founded Skinnygirl, a line of cocktails, shapewear, and supplements. Her new novel, Skinnydipping, was released on December 4.
Frankel’s talk show, Bethenny, is scheduled to air nationally in 2013. The talk show had a successful trial run over the summer and was picked up for syndication. It will be co-produced by Ellen DeGeneres and broadcast on Fox-owned stations.