Bethenny may be an expert in branding and business but her personal life still needs some work. The RHONY star is still working through a very messy custody battle with ex-husband Jason Hoppy and by the sounds of recent reports, it’s not getting any better.
Jason and Bethenny settled their divorce in 2016; however they are still working out custody over their 8 year old daughter Bryn. Frankel is seeking primary custody and full decision-making power over Bryn, while Hoppy wants to keep the current joint custody arrangement.
During her attorney’s statements, Bethenny’s lawyer brought up damning texts that Jason had sent to his ex which included mocking her looks (“ugh, this is what 43 looks like”) along with her romantic relationships. Over a one day and night period, Bethenny’s attorney claimed that Hoppy sent Frankel over 500 emails. Yikes – stalker much?
Even more disturbing were allegations of Jason trying to turn Bryn against her mother with comments such as “Don’t worry, you’ll soon be back with Daddy who loves you” and “Mommy won’t let me call you.”
As for Jason’s side, his attorney alleged that Bethenny sent emails of fights with Hoppy about phone access to Bryn to her assistants and had them printed out. In 2017, Bethenny went to the police with the emails, and Hoppy was arrested on stalking and harassment charges. Regarding this incident, Jason commented that he “didn’t think the mother of my child would want to have me arrested. When I was arrested, that scared the s— out of me.” When the charges were dismissed, Bethenny then demanded full custody only days later, which Jason’s lawyer claiming that the timing as suspicious.
Jason did seem to own up to his bad behavior as he apologized to Bethenny saying “I take full responsibility for the comments I have made” and reportedly even apologizing to her directly. Some examples of his poorly executed texts include him communicating to Bethenny: “A happy person doesn’t do what you do”; “You’re exactly like your mother”; “You’re a sad bitter person for keeping a child away from her father”; and “Which boyfriend do you have now Bethenny?”
Yikes – it’s clear these two should never be together and have a lot of bad blood to say the least. Jason has proven to be an ex from hell; however I do think a daughter needs both her mother and father in the picture. Hopefully these two can put aside their personal vendettas for the well being of Bryn.