Bethenny Frankel, reality television star and businesswoman, made headlines when she and Jason Hoppy began their bitter divorce. The Real Housewives of New York star has recently come under fire when it comes to her daughter, Bryn, 5. Although Frankel claims she is completely focused on work when her daughter is with Hoppy, but dedicated to her daughter when she is with her.
Are the claims against Frankel as a mother warranted? Some believe that Hoppy is playing games and influencing what others say about her. In fact, according to Radar Online, Hoppy has been “gearing up for a new round of custody hearings” concerning Bryn. Although Frankel and Hoppy have settled the custody element of their divorce, Hoppy is looking for ways to obtain more child support.
Frankel and Hoppy have been fighting over Frankel’s fortune for three years, but apparently he’s not satisfied with the million-dollar apartment he is living in and is persuading Frankel’s neighbors to speak poorly of her as a mother.
“They’ve called her a bad mother who isn’t there for her child,” one insider has revealed, adding, “They despise Bethenny.” However, from all appearances on The Real Housewives of New York, Frankel often chooses Bryn over the ladies. Bethenny also designed a bedroom for Bryn in her new apartment.
So why is the divorce between Frankel and Hoppy taking so long? One of the primary points of contention has been their Tribeca apartment. Now Hoppy wants his share of the proceeds Frankel received from selling Skinnygirl while they were still married.
Frankel “claims that she executed the trust agreement without understanding it. Specifically, she claims that when she signed, she believed, based on her communication with her husband, that the trust ‘was only to maintain privacy given her public recognition and that [the husband] would only be managing the property for her benefit. She never read the trust agreement before signing it, and does not recall ever being shown any part of it except for the signature page,” the court documents state, according to another Radar Online report.
“It is also undisputed that neither [Bethenny], [Jason], nor the trustee was ever present in the office” of the attorney who allegedly witnessed their signatures on the trust agreement, according to the documents, and none of them had ever met him before the agreement was signed either,” the report reveals.
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