Free at last is exactly how both Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are feeling that they have finally settled their nearly 4-year divorce. The former couple, who can now close this chapter of their life and start a new, finalized their divorce on Monday.
Jason’s attorney confirmed that the divorce has finally been resolved, after four years of challenging and contentious negotiations between Bethenny and Jason.
While the terms of the divorce settlement are private and confidential, Jason’s attorney did release a statement on his behalf saying,“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.”
Let’s get REAL; Jason walked away with MILLIONS guaranteed. I think Bethenny just finally gave in and wanted this all to be over.
Bethenny’s lawyer, Allan Mayefsky, who is also representing her RHONY co-star Jules Wainstein in her upcoming divorce, released a statement to PEOPLE as well.
“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. Our client is ecstatic that this long chapter is over, and she is looking forward to moving on with her life.”
Bethenny and Jason, who share a daughter, were married for three years and separated in December 2012 and have been very vocal about their lengthy divorce.
The Skinnygirl mogul has been open about her struggle with her divorce, admitting it’s “gone on way too long.”
“I feel like I’m on the 18th hole of the golf round now. I feel like we’re here. 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.”
Recently Bethenny got real about the “gnarly, nasty ordeal of a divorce” on her weekly SiriusXM radio show B Real with Bethenny after Jason finally left her former Tribeca apartment which he had been living in since their separation.
“I walked in, and it just washed over me. I sobbed for hours. It was like this release,” Bethenny revealed. “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 rollerskating through there with my top off, my t— hanging out, so excited – and there’s nothing good about any of it. 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.”
SOOO happy for Bethenny that she can finally put this chapter of her life behind her. Bethenny’s freedom and sanity are worth so much more than having a few extra million in the bank.