The Battle Marches On In Court

There doesn't seem to be a quick resolution to the end of Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy's marriage. On Thursday, their divorce proceedings took an ugly turn.


An already difficult divorce just took a turn for the worse as Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy duke it out in court. On Thursday, TMZ revealed that Hoppy had been recording Frankel since their separation in 2012.

Sources told the gossip site that her soon-to-be ex recorded audio and video of the talk show host. In addition, he also took the time to record their nanny and the Skinny Girl staff who work in Frankel's office at their shared apartment in Manhattan.

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It didn't end there, though. Hoppy also managed to hack into the emails of his ex-wife and her staff. According to the source, Frankel never recorded him.

Those revelations forced the judge to ban the couple from using tape recorders, computers and cell phones to record each other or their nanny. It's also no surprise that the former reality stars were ordered to stay away from each other's email accounts.

They must turn over any video or audio recordings to the judge by Oct. 15.

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The marriage that started with such happiness has turned a dark corner with couple fighting over custody of their daughter Bryn. Even though a prenuptial agreement is in place to protect Frankel's Skinny Girl empire, they are both still residing together in their custom-built Tribeca condo.

On a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Frankel shared that it has been a "very difficult time" dealing with Hoppy while trying to launch her new talk show.

Their "fundamental differences" are the reason their two-year marriage is coming to an end.

Frankel is currently seeking sole custody of their daughter while Hoppy has filed for joint custody of Bryn. A divorce trial is expected to begin before the end of the year if they don't reach an amicable agreement.

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Comments on "Bethenny Frankel's divorce: Her ex secretly recorded her"

Elliott Rosen February 04, 2014 | 2:09 PM

Ms Frankel was a scheming, unfaithful narcissistic woman who I had the unfortunate experience to date in college. Her no talent TV Show gives credence to that fact as she aspires to be the Jewish Kim Kardashian.

Dee January 29, 2014 | 4:02 PM

Jason is a decent man who was tricked into marriage with a scheming woman whose biological clock was ticking. The other boyfriend ran for the border. She DID use him. He couldnt have known that she has no understanding or appreciation for the very normal and loving family environment he came from. In my opinion she is psychologically damaged by her upbringing (which was played out in the show) and unable to accept love from him or his family. She was interested in fame and money not in making her sham marriage a success. Their child desperately needs the normal environment jason and his parents can provide her. Bethany will NEVER be happy with any man for long. I pray that Jason is successful in insisting that he be a part of his daughters life. Shame on you Bethany for trying to discard someone you just used as your sperm donor and thought that your money would just "make him go away"! Shame on you!

Roseway73 October 12, 2013 | 6:14 PM

Jason is a sad man. He never started building a family with Bethany he only wanted to make his mother and father happy not Bethany. I never heard of a man that was well adjusted going to see his parents every weekend instead of building a loving home for his wife and child. Because Bethany's childhood was awful he as her husband was suppose to make her feel safe and loved not throw her childhood back in her face. That's not a loving husband that's a control freak. Doesn't surprise me that he recorded her.

Haterscankickrocks September 21, 2013 | 9:34 AM

Good for jason? He is a nasty, nasty man. He is jealous and bitter and clearly insecure in his manhood. I dont think Bryn should be kept from her father and theres a solution here to make everyone happy but spying on someone isnt the way to go about it. Its her empire, her money and the house her empire built- keep your grubby hands off it and work for your own money.

CarolynCal2422 September 20, 2013 | 1:22 PM

Good for Jason. He & his parents need to have full custody of Bryn with Bethenny having her on holidays. I'm sure with Bethenny's need for the limelight, she will have very little time for Bryn. Bethenny has too many mental health issues to be a good mother.

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