Bethenny Frankel’s ex-husband Jason Hoppy is reportedly planning to throw some major shade at the reality star in their ongoing custody battle over their daughter, Bryn.
Life & Style reports that the bitter exes are gearing up for another round of custody hearings and Hoppy is planning on getting Frankel’s neighbors involved to trash talk Frankel’s parenting.
The outlet’s sources explained that Hoppy is asking the neighbors to write letters, pointing out Frankel’s flaws as a parent.
“They’ve called her a bad mother who isn’t there for her child,” one insider revealed. “They despise Bethenny.”
But, apparently, she doesn’t like them much either. So rather than focus on the petty hate and gossip, Frankel is reportedly trying to just be there for Bryn.
The custody and divorce battle has now been raging strong for nearly three years.
Frankel and Hoppy were married for two and a half years, and Frankel confirmed during an interview with Andy Cohen that it was fame that led to their downfall.
“When you bring someone into fame, and they’re left without it… I think some people come in and they see the shiny objects, and they grab at the shiny objects,” Frankel explained. “And [if] it’s taken away? They want it to be taken away from you also.”
Frankel has been unable to comment publicly about the specifics of their divorce battle since she is under a gag order by the judge to not to talk about the case until all the divorce proceedings have been finally settled.
But her The Real Housewives of New York City castmates have been supporting her throughout the ordeal.
In the same interview, Carole Radziwill defended Frankel, saying, “I’ve witnessed what Bethenny goes through in terms of this custody, child care thing. And if it was me, I would not be able to handle it as well as you handle it. I understand what some of the crying is.”
Radziwill even gave a sad example. “She calls her daughter twice a day, it’s court-appointed, and lots of times, her ex-husband won’t answer the phone. I’ve seen her call six, seven, eight, nine times, and she wants to talk to her daughter. She wants to say ‘hi.’ She’s 4. There’s so many head games being played.”