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Bethenny Frankel is in the middle of a bitter divorce and custody battle with Jason Hoppy— but thankfully, she has longtime girlfriends like Kyle Richards there for support.
“She’s one of my closest friends,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star exclusively tells In Touch of Bethenny. “We have been friends for 22 years.”
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And Kyle is proud of her pal for handling her struggles so well in the public eye— all the while, making sure her and Jason’s 3-year-old daughter, Bryn, remains the No. 1 priority.
“She’s a strong girl,” Kyle tells In Touch of Bethenny. “She’s a good mommy. I’ve spent a lot of time with her and our daughters. Everything she does, she does 100 percent. It doesn’t change with her daughter.”
PHOTO: Bethenny Frankel and Bryn Join Kyle Richards and Her Daughter in Disney
Bethenny and Jason announced their separation in December and the Skinnygirl entrepreneur filed for divorce just after the new year. At the end of January, In Touch broke the news that Bethenny obtained the same legal team used by Katie Holmes during her speedy divorce to Tom Cruise, likely hoping for the same quick results.
The pair, who initially agreed to “continue to amicably co-parent” their daughter after their separation, have both since filed for sole custody of Bryn.
“It’s just a very brutal, unnatural situation,” Bethenny recently said of her split. “Divorce is the most difficult thing you could ever go through in your entire life.”
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In mid-February, the gal pals took their respective daughters to Disneyland to sneak in some quality mother/daughter time.
Since then, Bethenny and Jason have headed back to court to battle over various details of their divorce— but things still haven't been settled.