Estranged husband of Bethenny Frankel wants the court to stop her talking

Children|Divorce|News|May 15th 2013

Bethenny FrankelThe estranged husband of media personality Bethenny Frankel has grown tired of her discussing their split in the media, RadarOnline reports.

Pharmaceutical salesman Jason Hoppy has now told his attorney to try and persuade the judge handling their divorce to impose a gagging order, the site claims.

An unnamed source explained:

“He doesn’t want Bethenny discussing the divorce in the media. There are specific clauses in their prenuptial agreement that prohibit either party from talking about their relationship in the press. Jason wants Bethenny to just zip it when it comes to the divorce.”

Frankel married the 41 year-old in March 2010 but the marriage lasted less than three years. They went their separate ways in December and Frankel, 42, filed for divorce in January of this year.

Since then the reality show star has spoken about the separation on television and recently gave an interview to People magazine in which she described their marriage as “a mistake”.

“In my marriage, I made a mistake. It is what it is. I made the wrong choice. But I do have my daughter, who is so beautiful and amazing in every way.”

The couple’s daughter – Bryn Casey Hoppy – is now three.

She added:

“Because of Bryn, I can never say ‘I wish this had never happened.”

But, she continued:

“…all the things that I’ve tried to resolve in therapy and get past from my childhood reared their ugly head in my marriage. My marriage made me feel like I was a bad person, like I was damaged, I was dysfunctional, I was never going to be happy. But I don’t believe that to be true. Yet there I was in a relationship that made me feel that way.”

Photo by the BBC World Service via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence

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  1. Claire says:

    I think this is a joke, Jason has his minions every day , sometimes twice a day giving inside information and details of the divorce to Radar Online, every single article slamming Bethenny and making things up about her that she never responds to, yet in this article she is talking about her personal feelings about the divorce and Jason wants a gag order? Jason needs to man up and stop sending his friends to do his dirty work under the disguise of “inside sources” and he needs to lead by example and get this divorce over with, move out from her apartment and share the daughter’s custody.

  2. lynne crabtree says:

    I think Bethany needs to relax, be calmer now for the sake of Bryn, the marriage did not work out, so what, bethany has shown her biggest critics that she could make it financially on her own terms!! Bethany can lead a good life now with her darling daughter and Bryn can have the childhood Bethany never had!! Good luck, Bethany!

  3. Luke says:

    I don’t know who these people and I don’t care about them talking in the press, but apparently the pre-nuptial does, and our court system should enforce it.

  4. Joan Thomas says:

    I always liked Bethenny best of all the “Housewives”, remember her engagement dinner, her wedding, her business savvy. It is so sad when two people pledge before the world they will love each other forever, in this case, less than 3 years. Perhaps too much success, money, and notoriety flame the fans of discontent. I wish her well in all her future decisions. It must be hard to have your everyday life and all movements photographed constantly; where is your time to sit still, to reflect, to think, to be out in the world as a private person? Everything has a price.

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