Their Tumultuous Divorce Continues

Her divorce is dragging on, so Bethenny Frankel decided it's time to take matters into her own hands. She rented a second apartment.
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It's been a long road for Bethenny Frankel and her ex, Jason Hoppy. Since their divorce won't be settled anytime soon, the talk-show host decided to take matters into her own hands and rent a second apartment.

It's been well-documented that the couple reached a stalemate a long time ago and both have refused to leave the custom-built loft they shared together. Over a year into the demise of their marriage, it appears Frankel has had enough.

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According to Us Weekly, the former reality star is ready for some privacy. She rented another apartment in New York City so she can have privacy with her boyfriend, Michael Cerussi.

An insider revealed that things are heating up between the 43-year-old Frankel and the 34-year-old financier. The new couple made their first public appearance together while on vacation in Miami over the new year.

The source said, "They're exclusive."

It also appears that Hoppy is the one who is holding up the divorce, even with a prenuptial agreement in place. The insider said that he "has been offered millions to settle, but asked for quadruple."

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In addition to the financial settlement, the couple is also arguing over custody of their 3-year-old daughter Bryn. Both have filed for primary custody of the little girl.

The proceedings have been going on for 14 months with no end in sight. It's no wonder Frankel had to take action with that second apartment.


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Comments on "Bethenny Frankel rents apartment to get away from her ex"

CarolynCal2422 February 13, 2014 | 7:49 AM

I think what Jason wants is custody of Bryn. By asking for more money I think he feels he has a better chance to have Bryn. I see that this is his bargaining chip. It was clear from the reality show that Bethenny's love for money was always on her mind. I think with Jason & his parents, Brynne will have a happier life.

Karli February 09, 2014 | 9:06 AM

The issue here is not the custody of Bryn, that is BS as both of them have requested primary custody. Nobody can provide one link about Bethenny requesting sole custody because it doesn't exist. If you google Bethenny's divorce petition you can clearly read that she has requested primary custody since the very beginning and that has never changed, so has Jason. NY requires one of them to be named primary custodial parent even if they both share the time almost equally. Jason is clearly fighting tooth and nails for the money, he refused to quit his job to help her, there is no evidence of any significant contribution from Jason to selling SGC to Beam, the name behind that sale was David Kanbar, google him, he is the one who worked that deal, Jason helping her find distribution problems was probably just a ploy for their show but Jason has nothing to do with it. Jason signed a prenup relinquishing to all rights of any money from the SG sale and now he is going back on his words and trying to cash in for merely two years of marriage. Gold digger is the word that comes to mind.

Cathy February 06, 2014 | 9:42 PM

I feel bad for Jason, I think Bethanny married him only because she wanted a child. Jason probably realizes that too now. Also, Bethanny doesn't seem to be the type to spend weekends visiting Jason's parents and spending time in his hometown social circle, probably too red neck for her. Its obvious she used Jason and she just wants him to walk away. I don't blame Jason for holding out. He needs to get something out of this, because I think he had good intentions, but Bethanny didn't. You can't treat people like that. Shame on Bethanny!

joe February 06, 2014 | 3:19 PM

The money comment is from the Bethany camp. it's just spin. he's a dad fighting Bethenny's outrageous demand for sole custody. The #1 rule in a custody fight is don't move out until you have a custody agreement.

Patty February 06, 2014 | 1:51 PM

well, well, well, so the mask is finally off, that is after all what Jason is about, the money. He was offered millions but he wants quadruple? really? for only two years of being married? so all the work she has done will end up in his pockets? Oh hell no, Bethenny stand your ground. He is young, he can work to support himself. Greddy, greedy, greedy.

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