According to TMZ, Bethenny Frankel of the “Skinnygirl” empire and a recent talk show host, has officially filed for divorce from her husband of almost three years, Jason Hoppy.
Frankel only recently announced a separation, but insiders claim the two are still living together in their New York City apartment with their 2-year-old daughter, Bryn. There are no immediate plans for Hoppy to move out.
On December 23, 2012, Frankel released a statement about the separation to the public saying in part, “This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family.”
She went on to say she and Hoppy still have “love and respect for one another” and the two will be making their daughter a priority in the split.
There appears to be no third party involved in the breakup, but rumors of a split have dogged the couple for most of their marriage. Frankel and Hoppy ignored the rumors, but you could see strife and tension in the marriage on their reality show Bethenny Ever After.
A mutual friend defends the couple’s decision saying “They really tried” but “grew apart. She is very upset.”