Earlier this week, In Touch exclusively revealed that Bethenny Frankel’s marriage to Jason Hoppy has come to an end, and now the reality star confirms our report that they're headed for divorce.
“It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating,” Bethenny revealed in a statement to In Touch. “This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family.”
Bethenny, 42, met Jason, 41, in 2009, while filming the third season of The Real Housewives of New York and married just 16 months later. The pair currently have a 2-year-old daughter, Bryn.
Their relationship has been in crisis for over a year, with the two even spending the summer apart: Bethenny and Bryn stayed in the Hamptons for six weeks while Jason was at home in New York. But at the end of the day, the wellbeing of their daughter comes first.
“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,” Bethenny continued in the statement of their split. “This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us.”