It may have been long in coming, but Bethenny Frankel’s divorce drama is finally over.
TheReal Housewives of New York star’s messy divorce with Jason Hoppy has officially been finalized.
According to ABC News, Frankel and Hoppy separated almost four years ago. Ever since their split in 2013, the couple engaged in a heated custody fight over their daughter, Bryn (6).
That battle ended in June of 2014, though the terms of the settlement were kept out of their official statements.
Still, Frankel and Hoppy failed to reach a settlement and the divorce dragged on for another two years.
Thankfully, Frankel can now put her life with Hoppy firmly in the past.
“Out of respect for her privacy and the well-being of her daughter, Bethenny is declining to comment. We can confirm that the divorce has been resolved,” Frankel’s attorney, Allan Mayefsky, shared. “Our client is ecstatic that this long chapter is over, and she is looking forward to moving on with her life.”
People is reporting that Hoppy’s lawyer, Bernard Clair, also confirmed that the divorce is finally over.
“Jason is thrilled that this chapter of his life is over; he is extremely pleased with the settlement that was reached,” Clair stated. “Jason looks forward to the future and enjoying that time privately with family, friends and most important to him, his daughter.”
Frankel has discussed her broken marriage on the Real Housewives of New York in the past. In fact, back in April, Frankel revealed that the divorce was close to ending.
“I feel like I’m on the 18th hole of the golf round now. I feel like we’re here,” Frankel admitted. “I feel like I survived something. When it all shakes down, I’ll be a woman who has not kind of just felt backed into a corner. I stayed strong, and I did what was best for myself, my daughter, for women.”
Bethenny Frankel’s split with Hoppy was anything but pretty.
During a recent interview on Frankel’s radio show, B Real with Bethenny, Frankel told fans that her ex-husband had finally left their apartment in Tribeca. For Frankel, his exit brought back a flood of emotions she had held in for years.
“I walked in, and it just washed over me. I sobbed for hours. It was like this release,” Frankel explained to the audience.
Apparently, Frankel was unsure how to process everything, especially considering how she didn’t think her relationship with Hoppy would end this way.
“And you always think things are going to be one way. I thought it was going to be, like, the biggest party ever. I’d be roller-skating through there with my top off, my t**ts hanging out, so excited — and there’s nothing good about any of it,” she continued. “It was all just remembering moving in there. It was a hideous experience, and I just didn’t know how to even process the feeling.”
As fans will recall, Frankel’s marriage with Hoppy started off on a good note. According to PageSix, their wedding was the main focus of Frankel’s own reality spin-off, Bethenny Getting Married, which aired in 2010.
Unfortunately, Frankel’s relationship with the pharmaceutical salesman didn’t last long. During their three years of court battles, things continued to spiral downhill.
At one point, Frankel called Hoppy “white trash” in court and claimed that he “would pee and poop and leave it in the toilet.”
For his part, Hoppy didn’t approve of Frankel’s time on reality TV. In fact, he believed that Frankel was using their daughter “as a prop.”
Fans can watch Bethenny Frankel when new episodes of the Real Housewives of New York air Wednesday nights on Bravo.
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