Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy’s divorce has been finalized after nearly four years of court battles. Earlier this week, after settling their custody dispute in 2014, the former couple finally came to a divorce agreement, which they both appear to be happy with.
Following news of the divorce finalization, both Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy released statements to the press.
“Jason is thrilled that this chapter of his life is over; he is extremely pleased with the settlement that was reached. Jason looks forward to the future and enjoying that time privately with family, friends and most important to him, his daughter,” Hoppy’s attorney, Bernard Clair, told People Magazine on July 18.
— E! News (@enews) July 19, 2016
Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy separated at the end of 2012 after just two years of marriage, and in January 2013, the Real Housewives of New York City star filed for divorce. However, due to the couple’s disagreements over the division of their assets, the finalization of their split took much longer than anyone had expected.
“Out of respect for her privacy and the well-being of her daughter, Bethenny is declining to comment,” Bethenny Frankel’s lawyer, Allan Mayefsky, said in a statement to the magazine. “We can confirm that the divorce has been resolved. Our client is ecstatic that this long chapter is over, and she is looking forward to moving on with her life.”
Bethenny Frankel and her former husband appeared together on The Real Housewives of New York City Season 3 before leaving the series for a spinoff of their own, Bethenny Getting Married, which followed them as they prepared to walk down the aisle and welcome their first and only child together, daughter Bryn Casey Hoppy. Then, after they wed, Frankel’s spinoff was renamed Bethenny Ever After and continued to air for two additional seasons.
Once Bethenny Frankel walked away from her reality gig, she was awarded her own talk show, but unfortunately, the series, Bethenny, which aired on FOX, was cancelled after just one season.
Although fighting a nearly four-year court battle with Hoppy certainly wasn’t cheap, Bethenny Frankel was said to have a net worth of about $25 million just two months ago. According to a report by Romper, Bethenny Frankel is one of the most successful Real Housewives stars of all time and sold her Skinnygirl liquor line to Beam Global in 2011 in a deal worth anywhere from $39 million to $100 million.
The report also noted that Bethenny Frankel was making about $40,000 per episode for her appearances on The Real Housewives of New York City. After leaving the show after Season 3, Frankel returned to her co-stars during Season 7 and has continued to stick around ever since.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) July 19, 2016
In April, as she and Hoppy neared the end of their divorce, Bethenny Frankel spoke to People Magazine, revealing her confidence in her decisions to continue to fight for what she believed was right.
“I feel like I’m on the 18th hole of the golf round now. I feel like we’re here,” she said. “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.”
For more Bethenny Frankel, tune into The Real Housewives of New York City Season 8 airing on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo, and check out a sneak peek at tonight’s new episode below.
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